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Technical Details

Brand: Teac

Model:F1

Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)

Application:Semi-Pro

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates: -

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 100v Japan

Frequency Response:30 - 20000 Hz (+-2dB) 15 ips

Wow and Flutter:.02% @ 15 ips .04% @ 7.5 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:63db

Sound quality rating:8 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10

Additional Details

Description

Is an extremely rare R-R recorder that apparently was only released in Japan.
It would seem that their choice of F1 as a model, was due to the fact that Teac had been actively sponsoring motor car racing for many years in many countries and 1976 was a big year for Japan with three countrymen driving in the F1 Japanese Grand Prix on the 24th of October.
Masahiro Hasemi posted the best result with 11th place, seven laps behind the winner.
Kazuyoshi Hoshino nicknamed “the fastest man in Japan” and Noritake Takahara scored no championship points. Perhaps these daredevils are enjoying the sound of this rare tape recorder in their twilight years?

Back to the machine, one question that we might ask is about the equalization. In the last photo there are two selections, NAB and BTS.
Perhaps a unique Japanese equalization or just another name for IEC?

Additional Info

The rear panel has a unique connector to hook up external DBX noise reduction, Mic Inputs as well as a remote control socket but does not indicate which Teac remote.

Frequency switch 50 Hz, 60 Hz but curiously, no voltage switch.

Dimensions
Transport 550 x 450 x 320 mm
Preamplifier 550 x 190 x 330 mm

Weight

Transport  40 kg
Preamplifier 10 kg

Power 100v 60hz

Original retail price 800’000 Yen (Japan,1976)

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