Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1981 - 1985
Original Price: $1400
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
Voltage(s): 100v Japan, 110-120v, 220-240v
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
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.
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
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)