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Brand: Teac

Model:A-5300

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1974 - 1978

Original Price: $770

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 4

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 28kHz 3¾   ips: 30Hz - 20kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.06% at 7½ ips and 0.09% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:60dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

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Description

The A-5300 was a quarter-track stereo auto reverse (playback only) tape deck with three motors: direct capstan drive motor (servo-controlled) and two d.c. reel motors with independent tape tension sensors. Constant tape tension was maintained in all operating modes (including wind and braking procedures).Features included four high density ferrite heads (1 erase, 1 record and 2 play – one in each direction) and two recording speeds. 7½ and 3¾ ips.

A sophisticated ‘Fail Safe’ auto stop logic operated in all transport modes. Logic control monitored tape motion, tape tension and photo electric ‘end of tape’ sensors, giving auto stopping the machine at end of reel, in the event of external reel jamming or tape breakage. Other features included push-button transport controls, separate bias & eq switches, remote control for all functions and memory marker level guides.

Additional Info

Price When New USA $770 (Stereo Review Directory 1975)
Heads  Four: erase, record, playback and reverse playback
Motors  One
Tape Speeds  7½ & 3¾ ips
Frequency Response ( 3dB)  7½ ips: 30Hz – 28kHz  –  3¾ ips: 30Hz – 20kHz
Wow & Flutter 0.06% at 7½ ips and 0.09% at 3¾ ips
Signal to Noise Ratio  60 dB
Rewind Speed 150 seconds for 1,800ft
Bias Frequency  100kHz
Inputs line: 0.1V 100K or more,microphone: 0.25mV/-72dB (600-10K ohms)
Outputs line: 0.3V 10K or more,headphones: 8 ohms

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