Category:Super High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1984 - 1987
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 1 (PB)
Dimension: 18.6 x 19.1 x 10.3" (472 x 486 x 262mm)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v
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:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
Weight: 48.5 lbs (22kg); 57.2lbs (26kg)
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 real time 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.
If you own an X series Teac you may want to read the Service Considerations detail on capstan motor issues.
Heads 2x Erase, 2x Cobalt record and 2x playback
Tape Speeds 7½ & 3¾ ips
Frequency Response 7½ips: 40Hz- 33kHz – 3¾ips 40Hz – 22kHz
Wow & Flutter 0.03% at 7½ ips; 0.04% at 3¾ ips
Rewind Speed Approx. 100 seconds for 1800 feet
Bias Frequency 150kHz
Inputs Line: 60mV, 50 kOhms; microphone: 0.25mV /-72dB (200ohms)
Outputs Line: 0.45V for load impedance of 10K or more headphones: – 100mW max. (8 ohms)
Dimensions 18.6 x 19.1 x 10.3″ (472 x 486 x 262mm)
Weight 48.5 lbs (22kg); 57.2lbs (26kg) with wooden case