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Technical Details

Brand: Teac


Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates: -

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 4

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Voltage(s): 110-120v

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

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.”

Internally virtually the same as a X2000R and significantly rarer.


Additional Info

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


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