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Technical Details

Brand: Teac


Category:Super High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1979 - 1982

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 452 x 432 x 262 mm

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 100v Japan, 110-120v, 220-240v

Frequency Response:30Hz-30kHz at 15ips - 30Hz-28 kHz at 7.5 ips

Wow and Flutter:0.02% 15 ips / s - 0.04% 7.5 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:63

Sound quality rating:8 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 8/ 10

Weight: 20kg

Additional Details


As the X-10M was a consumer deck (not a Tascam) and not top-of-the-line (X-2000M) Combine that with the fact that quarter track was selling 9/10 against half track at the time and we have a real rarity here. Very few produced and sold. Likely less than the other rarities of this Teac lineup, the X-20R & X-1000M (Japan). A closed loop dual capstan system with three 1/2 Track heads delivered a very respectable 30Hz-30kHz at 15ips. A 5mm thick front panel holds a heavy-weight motor and flywheel securely. NAB-BTS equalization.

Another rarity that it seems was only available in Japan was the X-1000M

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

Additional Info

Track System  Half-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 (3dB)
30Hz-30kHz at 15ips    40Hz 22kHz at 7½ips
Wow & Flutter 0.05% at 7½ ips
S/N ratio – playback
7½ ips: 50dB LH, 52dB
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)
Acrylic cover TZ-550
Wood case CS-100


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