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TEAC 144 Portastudio

Four Track One Direction Cassette Portastudio

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TEAC 144 Portastudio


The TEAC model 144 is a complete multi-track recording facility built into one lightweight package. That's why we call it Portastudio.

The Portastudio combines a full-function 4-channel mixer, the first 4-track cassette recorder with overdub capability, functional record/reproduce signal routing and monitoring systems, and Dolby B-type noise reduction.


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 4-channel

Tape Speed: 9.5 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan

Tape Type: Cr02

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 18kHz  (Cr02 tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 63dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.04%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 2%

Input: 300mV (line), 1mV (mic)

Output: 0.3V (line)

Dimensions: 460 x 120 x 370mm

Weight: 9kg


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schematics   English - Ippu57

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re: Model 144

im from croatia/ EU
pls i need Service Manual, Schematics to repair my 144

What is it worth?

I have this in excellent working shape and very good condition. What is it worth?

Much more than $20

In great condition, probably several hundred dollars to the right person on eBay. The 144 was the first cassette 4-track ever produced. In good shape, it's very collectible.

Value of 144

Unfortunately, probably about $20. The age of the machine, the availability of better, more compact portable recording units for relatively cheap these days, and the much-improved sound technology commonly available in newer units all work against the old 144s retaining much value.

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