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Stereo Reel to Reel Tape Recorder

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The TEAC A-3300SR is similar to the A-3300SX, but adds reverse playback together with several sophisticated circuit improvements.


Track system: auto reverse, 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system

Heads: 1 x erase, 1 x record, 1 x playback

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: up to 10.5 inch reel

Equalization: NAB

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.2% (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 47dB

Total harmonic distortion: 1%

Crosstalk: 40dB

Input: 97mV (line), 0.25mV (mic)

Output: 0.3V (line)

Dimensions: 440 x 440 x 210mm

Weight: 21kg


service manual   English - jbova

parts list   English - jbova

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re: A-3300SR won't engage

Unit will not engage in either direction. The Capstan motor is turning, The brake solenoids attempt to pull in, the is a click coming from another solenoid but the fwd/rev motors do not engage nor does the capstan solenoid engage.

re: A-3300SR won't engage

Most Teac models now suffer from old hardened grease on the linkages. I currently have 3 different Teac machines and all have at one time had this problem, especially at this time of year when it is colder. The solenoids then just do not have enough 'pull' to overcome the stiction.

Only solution is to carefully examine, possibly dismantle and re-lube, sometimes penetrating oil is sufficient to soften the grease enough for the problem to go away for a time. A syringe is an ideal applicator.

Be careful not to get oil on the main belt.


re: A-3300SR

Can someone here tell me how the reverse play head is engaged? Unlike other models I do not see two play keys or a switch to change play direction and engage the reverse play head.

re: A-3300SR

simply press the rewind button, there will be a slight delay as the motor reverses, then the solenoids will actuate.
As you know to get the machine to wind/rewind, the fast button must be pressed with the direction button.


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