Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 1 (PB)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 15 ips: 40Hz - 40kHz (X-2000M only) 7½ ips: 40Hz - 33kHz 3¾ ips 40Hz - 22kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.02% at 15 ips (X-2000M only) 0.03% at 7½ ips. 0.04% at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The X-2000 evolved from the X-1000R, with improvements in almost every aspect. It is one of the better recorders made by Teac and is highly sought after on the second hand market, fetching up to $1000 or more for mint condition examples.
Three models/variants were produced:
X-2000: quarter-track, three heads and three motors.
7½ ips and 3¾ ips.
X-2000R: as above but with six heads for bi-directional record/playback.
X-2000M: half track stereo, 15 and 7½ ips – ‘M’ standing for ‘Master’.
Features included inbuilt dbx noise reduction system, Cobalt heads, EE tape compatibility, a computer driven COMPUMATIC search system: 5 digit realtime length counter, automatic search counter or cue position, block repeat, remote control, record mute and synchro copy. The unit was available in black or silver.Additional images of this recorder are supplied on the Get Reel Contemporary Classics CD-ROM.