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TEAC A-3440

4-Channel Multitrack Tape Deck with Simul-Sync

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TEAC A-3440

Description

The new TEAC A-3440 represents another advancement on an already widely accepted technological base.

The previous A-3340S with Simul-Sync established the popularity of four channel tape decks with over-dub facility.

To a large segment of people who are seriously involved in creative music, both as artists and as professionals, decks such as the TEAC trail blazing A3340S satisfied a need.

Now the A3440 goes a step further by utilising the experience gained from producing truly professional tape decks, such as the Tascam 80-8.

Specifications

Track system: 4-track, 4-channel, stereo/multi channel 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

Tape speeds: 7 12  15 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.04% (15 ips)

Frequency response: 25Hz to 24kHz (15 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 55dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

Input: 60mV (line), 0.25mV (mic)

Output: 0.3V (line)

Dimensions: 445 x 523 x 235mm

Weight: 25kg

Accessories: connection cords, RE-1002 empty reel, NAB reel hub adaptors, splicing tape

Downloads

instruction/owners manual  English

parts list  English

schematics  English

service manual  English

a look at the circuitry  English - Top Cap

schematics (redraw)  English - Top Cap

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Submitted by soufis

JUST GREAT

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Submitted by arcon

Superb machine, no distortion, no hiss , perfect speed, makes my hifi system do things it's never done before, beautiful mellow sound, great bass response. This plays music the way it was supposed to sound, my CD's records and cassette simply do not compare. $1000 well spent

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Submitted by Dave Meckanic

As a reel to reel I gave it a reasonable rating because the unit worked well and gave me that 60's sound that you can get with a good tape instrument. But. I also record digitally and the noise floor on this unit is quite high, but again not bad for a 4 channel tape deck. Wow and Flutter however was excellent and within specifications.

 

Comments

re: A-3440

Hi there,
New to the forum, so hello!
I've recently picked one of these up, arrives this week... Can't wait to get going with it...
I'm a bit of newbie when it comes to using tape so this is going to be a daft question but could someone help me out...
Can this take 1/2in tape as well as 1/4in?
Thanks,
Jon

re: A-3440

After 40 years when I had a Sony TC250 it was time to buy another reel to reel.
It blew me away to see to many out there !
Anyway what is the real BIG difference between an A-3440 and A-3340s?
Is there more than what is mentioned here ?
hifiengine is a blast!!
Thanks

re: A-3440

YES - I just had to have one of these 3440 machines. Paid a price for it. But I can't seem to get it to play the right speed. It's always fast. Weather I use the small or large reels and adjust the buttons accordingly - the pitch control just dosn't go slow enough. Any thoughts on that? I do notice the pinch rollor is a bit gummy. How is that cleaned?

Basic questions probably for you guys. It would be great if someone answered this. I love this thing!

Thanks - Glenn

Teac a3440 right tension arm spring

I was wondering if anyone had any idea where I might be able to get a replacement spring for the right tension arm. Also, if there is an equivalent size I should be looking for, that would also be great to know. The dang thing just fell right off.

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tension arm

hi. try vintagetexas.com. Rolf sells lots of things for vintage gear.

the Dreaded Channel #4 issue...

Greetings all :)
I decided to join up and see if I can get this thing going again with some random bits of insight, should anyone have them. I recently picked up an A3440 after my Otari MX 50/50 1/2" 8 Track getting nicked ...-beyond despair-... but trying to move on.. Anyway,
This unit has new Play and Record heads waiting to be installed, and a few extra bits and pieces (channel boards, etc) for spare parts if I need them, and wanted to know if anyone else has had this issue here in this forum with Track #4 being ...troublesome... on the Playback head.
I've even tried gently pressing with a q-tip the tape against the head to see if contact was an issue, but was not. -Changed the channel boards out and that didn't work..

The 1st Problem is upon playback, (with Play head) all channels work except #4, which just has No program material during tape playback, and a loud -almost similar to a guitar being unplugged-sound to it when the output is turned up.

The 2nd issue is the "Sync" head -All 4 channels work, but the fidelity is Very low in comparison to the playback head. (Loss of hi-freq, mushy sounding)

I found a test tape - brand new in wrapper - which sounds incredible on my working 4300SX, so I know it is not the tape. :)

Should any of you here have any insight you feel like tossing my way, I would be grateful.

Thanks so much :)
j

TEAC A3440

THANK YOU!! :-)

Replacment Part TEAC A-3440

Greeting All,
I have a TEAC A-3440 reel. I need a replacement part. P/N 55344680 Capstan Belt. I wondering if any can suggest where I would be able to purchase one. You help is most appreciated.

PS I really want to thank the owner(s) of this site...Great resource!!!

Al

re: Replacment Part TEAC A-3440

You can buy the belt at the web page shown below. It includes a "free oiler" and instructions.
Tried to find a deal for both the tape counter belt and the capstan belt, but no success so far.
Good Luck

Mogulsmoke

http://www.ebay.com/sch/theteacman/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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Capstan Drive Belt

They are on offer all the time at eBay.

Just Google "Teac 3440 Capstan Drive Belt" and you will be presented with several options.

Good luck - I have a Teac 3340S and it is among the best decks I have ever had, and I have owned Ampex, Sony, Uher and Philips just to name a few.

TEAC A3440 reel to reel

A big Thank You for providing this service.
My A3440 has a fault that I've not identified yet and I've now downloaded the manuals. Hopefully that will help me (or my trusty repairman!) to get things fixed.

Thanks again.

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No sound during playback, Teac A-3440

No matter what i do I can get no sound to play after recording. For testing purposes I only have my bass recording one channel, and when I press the play output and try playing it through headphones I get nothing. I know this is a vague description but I'm new to analog, but have an entire set-up that was handed down graciously and would like to put it to good use. Thanks in advice in advance.

Great website!

Thanks to everyone at HiFi Engine for providing this service. I found the manuals for my Teac A-3440 without any problems. This will certainly help me restore the A-3440 to its former glory.

Martin
Michigan

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Teac 3440 Simul Sync

Thanks for your help. Hi-Fi Engine is simply the best. Many thanks to those behind-the-scene workers who put all these on line. Videoson Uruguay

A 3440

Anyone have a good source for parts? Belts, heads?

manuals

thank you so much !

now finaly i can repair / cusomize my recorder.

3340 info

Thank you hifiengine for the nice info on the Teac 3340 series

Jeff
Miami Fl

thanks!

These manuals should always be free. I was ready to create a site myself when I couldn't find manuals I had paper copies of for free online. Thanks for doing this!

Thank You

HiFiEngine....thank you so much for this fantastic resource. A lifesaver. Best of the 'net. Maybe now I won't have to throw away my old A3440. Thanks again.

Teac 3440

Thanks very much for your efforts in providing manuals!

Fantastic Resource!

It was great to be able to download an owner & service manual for this machine. In the mid 70's, access to one of these machines inspired me to become an audio engineer! I'm looking to refurbish one for nostalgic reasons!!

Thanks so much!

Tim

TEAC A-3440

Great site for TEAC information!

Thank you for being able to down the service manuals!

Very best regards,

Gary

TEAC A-3440

Thanks for the documentation. A friend gave me one of these machines, and I had it rebuilt and am presently digitizing old concert tapes with it. Having the manuals is fantastic!!!

Thanks!!!

paul

REMERCIEMENTS

Un grand merci pour la diffusion des informations techniques.

Downloads

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Teac A3440s Info

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Teac A-3440

Many Thanks to you for your assistance to those of us with vintage equipment and missing or lost manuals.
May you and yours have a happy holiday!!

ARM

Manuals

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