Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates: -
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Dimension: 432 x 452 x 262mm
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v
Frequency Response:30Hz to 34kHz @ 7 1⁄2 ips
Wow and Flutter:0.03% @ 7 1⁄2 IPS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50 Db
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
Noise Reduction: DBX
Weight: 48.5 Lbs - 22 kg
Teac produced a remarkable number of models in the X series, many of them sharing certain technologies. No other manufacturer had so many different models on the market at the same time. These decks are all relatively speaking, modern looking, but sadly, most people are of the opinion that in spite of the fact that these later X decks sound pretty decent, their build quality was not equal to the higher end decks from the previous A series, like the A-6300 and 7300. In some cases a Tascam could be a better choice if you want to stay under the Teac umbrella.
Teac X-1000 4-track, 2-channel
Tape speeds 3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 IPS
Wow and flutter 0.12% (7 1⁄2 IPS)
Signal to Noise Ratio 50 Db
Total harmonic distortion 0.8%
DBX type I noise reduction
Look to the X-1000R 6 Head machine if you want autoreverse
Here’s the comparative opinion of Sam from Skywave about the 1000 vs the 2000…
I have had a race of X2000Rs coming into my shop lately for repairs. In case some don’t know me- I am the only guy from the Teac Chicago office still doing repairs on them. The X2000R is said to be a better machine and in their brand new condition maybe so but in a worn condition, I still prefer working on the X1000 models. The X1000 has a more clunky direction change switching system but I think it is more robust than the X2000R’s cassette type solenoid switch.
The Orange CA heads are nice but they were also used on the X1000R at the end run as I have seen them come into the shop at the end of the X1000 production- factory mounted.
The X2000 with its smaller pots and crazy layout takes more time to calibrate and is more of a headache than the X1000 and it still have some aggravating meter pots missing that can result in a 3 dB difference between source and Tape. They should have just put the additional pot on the machine so that it could be adjusted properly- otherwise there needs to be mods done to make it right. I have had more failures of CPU and related circuits on this model as well.
The X-1000R uses Permalloy heads and the X-2000R uses Cobalt Amphourous heads.