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Brand: Teac

Model:X-10R Mk II

Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1981 - 1987

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 6

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: full-track-mono

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:Yes

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

Outputs: RCA, DIN, 1/4" Headphone

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Additional Details


The X-10R MkII Was an upgraded version of the X-10R,  introduced in 1981.

The X10 series were  3 motor, 2  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 a remote control.
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: 2x Erase, 2x Record and 2x Playback
Motors (3) Capstan motor – FG DC servo – Reel motors – 2 x DC Slotless
Frequency Response (3dB)  40Hz 22kHz at 7½ips
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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