Country of Manufacture:Japan
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
# Motors: 3
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
Sound quality rating:8 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
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