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Brand: Teac

Model:A-3340 S

Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1974 - 1978

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

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: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

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

Speed tolerance: 0.5% / Separation: 50dB / Harmonic distortion: 1.0% at 1kHz / Bias frequency: 100kHz 5 kHz (push-pull) / Rewind speed: 140 seconds for 1800ft / 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) / Quarter- track four channel discrete quadraphonic and stereo


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