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Technical Details

Brand: Teac


Category:Super High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1979 - 1984

Original Price: $1300

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 6

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

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:40Hz - 22kHz @ 7½ ips +- 3db

Wow and Flutter:0.03% at 7½ and 0.04% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50dB

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Noise Reduction: DBX External

Weight: 44 lbs (20 kg)

Additional Details


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

X-10R: quarter-track stereo, bi-directional record and playback, 6 heads, 7½ and 3¾ ips

X-10R Mk.II Bl: quarter-track stereo, bi-directional record and playback, 6 heads, 7½ and 3¾ ips

X-10: quarter-track stereo, single direction record and playback, 3 heads, 7½ and 3¾ ips)

X-10M: (Mastering) half-track stereo, single direction record and playback, 3 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).

Additional Info

Rewind speed: 100 seconds for 1800ft / Inputs: 60 mV, 50 kohms for line / Outputs: 0.45 V for load impedance of 10 kohms or more

Website with lots of pictures showing belt replacement and more

Some members have reported issues with the capstan motor needing to be replaced but it doesn’t seem to be very common.
If you’re picking up a secondhand machine, count on the fact that you would best replace the capstan belt which is pretty easy to do and in many cases machine that is reported to not engage play will have a melted black gooey mess which can be cleaned up and the belt replaced as per the website noted above.


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