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Technical Details

Brand: Teac

Model:A 3440

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


Electronic: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

Frequency Response:

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)



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