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Sound Rating: 3 / 10 # Owners: 4
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Technical Details

Brand: Teac


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1979 - 1984

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 1 (PB)

Dimension: 17½ x 20½ x 9¼ "

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Quad

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Wow and Flutter:0.04% at 15 ips. 0.06% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55 dB (3% THD level, weighted)

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 55 Lbs

Additional Details


The Teac A-3440 was the first multitrack tape deck aimed at the consumer market. A direct descendant of the renowned A-3340S, a machine that had been targeted for the quadraphonic market which had not flourished. The A-3440 had some new features as well as improved specifications. The former record Mode, Sync and Monitor switches were now rearranged into two groups, Function and Output select, effectively reducing the number of switching operations required to set up record and sync channel arrangements. A newly employed highly stable CD servo-controlled capstan motor reduced wow and flutter to 0.04% at 15 ips and 0.06% at 7½ ips – a third of the A-3340S.


Additional Info

±5% pitch control
Manual cue lever
Selective headphone feed (any one or combination of tracks could be sent to the headphones)
Independent mic/line input selectors with -20dB selectable mic padding
DBX – 4 RCA Inputs & Outputs on back panel for Encoding & Decoding with an outboard DBX processor (you could use a Dolby one if you wanted)
Remote control capability (wired)
Rewind speed: 140 seconds for 1800ft
Stereo channel separation: 45 dB at 1kHz
Harmonic distortion: 0.8% at normal operating level
Inputs: 4 microphones: 0.25 mV (-72 dB) / 600 ohms 4 line: 60 mV / 50 k ohms
Outputs: 4 line: 0.3V into 10 k ohms or more one stereo headphone: 8 ohms /
Dimensions: 17½ x 20½ x 9¼ ” (445 x 523 x 235mm)
Weight: 55lbs (25kg)



This was well liked for studio work by Simi-pros and amateurs alike.

Sound Quality Rating: 6/10
Long-term Reliability Rating: 7/10
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