Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 4
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 28kHz 3¾ ips: 30Hz - 16kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.03% 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
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.”
Internally virtually the same as a X2000R and significantly rarer.
Crosstalk: 50dB at 1kHz / Harmonic distortion: 0.8% / 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) / quarter-track stereo, bi-direction record and playback