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Brand: Teac


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1983 - 1991

Original Price: $640

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 16.1 x 12.8 x 9.1 (410 x 326 x 231mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 40Hz - 20kHz - 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 22kHz (3dB)

Wow and Flutter:0.04% at 7½ and 0.06% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:51 dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10

Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)

Additional Details


Both the X-300and X-300R were three-motor, three head quarter-track stereo tape decks. The 300R featured auto-reverse and repeat reverse (in playback mode only). A smart, cost-cutting method of doing this reversing was to use a 4 channel play head with tracks 1 & 3 being used for forward play and tracks 2 & 4 providing reverse play. Speeds were 7½ and 3¾ ips and maximum reel size was 7″. Other features included EE tape compatibility, timer record/play capability and mic/line mixing. When introduced in 1983, it was one of the least expensive decent reel to reel tape decks on the market and had lots of features. With a decent production lifespan, it continued  all the way until 1991.

With the X series, no other tape-recorder manufacturer released as many models as Teac did at the same time. They sure got a lot of mileage out of the X-3 and X-300 designs by making TASCAM variations in half-track (22-2) and 4-track (22-4) and the OEM Radio Shack TR-3000, which was essentially the same.

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

Additional Info

Heads (3)  Playback, Record & Erase
Motors (3)  1 DC Servo motor Capstan, 2 Induction Reel Motors
Max. Reel Size  7″
Tape Speeds  3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 ips
Wow and Flutter   0.06% at 7.5 ips
Frequency Response  40Hz to 20kHz at 7.5 ips
Signal to Noise Ratio  51 dB
Total harmonic distortion  1.5%
Dimensions 16.1 x 12.8 x 9.1 (410 x 326 x 231mm)
Weight X-300R: 33 lbs (15 kg)   X-300: 31 lbs (14 kg)

Front-panel headphone & Microphone jacks, Four digit tape counter.

Crosstalk: 50dB at 1kHz / Rewind time: 120 seconds for 1,800 feet / Harmonic distortion: 0.8% / Bias frequency: 100kHz / Inputs: line: 60 mv, 50 kohms microphone: 0.25 mV / -72 db (200 ohms or more) / Outputs: line: 0.45 V for load impedance of 10 kohms – H headphones: 8 ohms / quarter-track stereo, bi-direction record and playback


A fairly basic offering in a small package that sounds decent but not amazing. I use this for less critical listening and convenience.
Sound: 6
Performance: 5
3 years ago

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