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Technical Details

Brand: Teac


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1981 - 1985

Original Price: $1400

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 6

Dimension: 17 x 18 x 9" (432 x 457 x229mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:Yes

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

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 30Hz - 28kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz - 16kHz ( 3dB)

Wow and Flutter:.03% at 7½ and 0.04% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:63dB without dbx. 100dB with dbx

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Additional Details


The X-20R was a high-quality quarter-track stereo tape deck with bi-directional record and playback capability. It was fitted with DBX noise reduction circuitry and had a 10½ ” reel capacity.
The transport system utilized three motors and a dual-capstan closed-loop drive. This system acted to isolate the tape from tension produced in the reels, and hence increase stability because the length of unsupported tape was kept to a minimum. The capstan shaft was kept in firm contact with the thrust bearings by an arrangement of two magnets TEAC called “Magnafloat.” As is the case on X series decks, the more expensive ones, like this one, feature electronic breaking.

Internally virtually the same as a X2000R and significantly rarer.

If you own an X series Teac you may want to read the Service Considerations detail on capstan motor issues.


Additional Info

Year 1981
USA Price New $1,400.00
Track System Quarter-track stereo, bi-direction record and playback
Heads Six – two each erase, record and playback for bi-directional rec/play
Motors Three
Maximum reel size 10½”
Tape Speeds 7½ and 3¾ ips
Frequency Response (3dB)
7½ ips: 30Hz – 28kHz
3¾ ips: 30Hz – 16kHz
Wow & flutter 0.03% at 7½ and 0.04% at 3¾ ips
Signal to noise ratio 63dB without dbx; 100dB with dbx
Crosstalk 50dB at 1kHz
Rewind speed 62 seconds for 1800ft
Inputs for “0” VU, 73 mV for line and 0,23mV for microphone
Outputs line output between 600 and 700mV
Dimensions 17 x 18 x 9″ (432 x 457 x229mm)


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