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Brand: Teac


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1979 - 1982

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 17 x 17.8 x 10.3" (432 x 453 x 262mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v

Outputs: RCA, DIN

Frequency Response:30Hz-30kHz at 15ips  -  40Hz – 22kHz at 7½ips

Wow and Flutter:0.05% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50dB at 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Noise Reduction: DBX External

Weight: 39.6 lbs (18 kg)

Additional Details


The X10 series were three-motor, two speed tape decks available four versions:

X-10: quarter-track stereo, single direction record and playback, three heads, 7½ and 3¾ ips)
X-10R: quarter-track stereo, bi-directional record and playback, six heads, 7½ and 3¾ ips
X-10R Mk II: quarter-track stereo, bi-directional record and playback, six heads, 7½ and 3¾ ips (Later Model with Improvements)
X-10M: (Mastering) half-track stereo, single direction record and playback, three heads, 15 and 7½ ips)

Features common to all were: dual capstan drive, 4-digit tape counter, mic/line mixing capability, record mute function button, two large, base-lit VU meters, ±6% speed pitch control, timer start and track record select for recording one track at a time (multi-tracking).
A frequency generator servo DC motor maintained a constant tape speed and electromagnetic braking was used on the reel motors.
There was provision for connecting an external dbx noise reduction unit and remote control.
MkII versions of the X-10 and X-10R were introduced in 1981.

If you own an X series Teac you may want to read the Service Considerations detail on capstan motor issues.

Website with lots of pictures showing belt replacement and more.

Additional Info

Track System  Quarter-track Stereo
Heads  Three: 1x Erase, 1x Record and 1x Playback
Motors (3) Capstan motor – FG DC servo – Reel motors – 2 x DC Slotless
Frequency Response  40Hz 22kHz at 7½ips (3dB)
Wow & Flutter 0.05% at 7½ ips
S/N ratio – playback 50dB at 7½ ips LH tape
Channel separation 50dB min at 1kHz
Adjacent track crosstalk 40dB min at 125Hz
Harmonic Distortion at 1kHz and at 7½ ips, 0.8% or less

Bias Frequency 100kHz
Rewind Speed 80 seconds or less for 550m (1800ft)


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