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Brand: Teac

Model:A-3340 S

Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1974 - 1980

Original Price: $1150

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 17.3 x 20.5 x 8.7"

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Quad

# Motors: 2

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:15 ips: 30Hz -26kHz 7½ ips 30Hz - 24kHz +-3dB

Wow and Flutter:0.15% at 15 ips. 0.18% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55dB (unweighted)

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 49.5 lbs

Additional Details


This was THE recorder to own for your home studio in the 1970’s. An updated version of the 1972 A 3340 with new electronics for low-noise tapes, the A 3340S was a three-motor, 2-speed 4-track recorder with ‘Simul-Sync’ record heads. Simul Sync allowed each of the four tracks to record separately whilst monitoring any of the others (using the record head instead of the playback head to monitor the existing tracks, thus negating the time delay that the playback heads would have produced). Bias and EQ switches were provided for normal or SLH tapes, full mixing facilities were available with 4 mic and 4 line inputs, a stereo/quad switch allowed regular stereo tapes to be played and two headphone outputs were supplied. This definitive 4-track deck sold well throughout the 1970’s and was still available in 1980.

Additional Info

Price When New USA $1150.00 (Allied Radio)
Heads Three
Motors  Two
Frequency Response 15 ips: 30Hz -26kHz ,7½ ips: 30Hz – 24kHz
Wow & Flutter  0.15% at 15 ips; 0.18% at 7½ ips
Signal to Noise Ratio 55dB (unweighted)
Rewind Speed  140 seconds for 1800ft
Bias Frequency 100kHz 5 kHz (push-pull)
Inputs 4 microphones: -70dB (0.244 mV)/30K ,4 line: -8dB (308 mV)/50K
Outputs Line level 0 dB (0.775V) into 50 k ohms ,two stereo headphones (front and rear) : -18 dB (97 mV)/8 ohms
Dimensions 17.3 x 20.5 x 8.7″ (440 x 520 x 220mm)
Weight 49.5lbs (22.5kg)



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