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TEAC A-450

Stereo Cassette Deck

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TEAC A-450


The A-450 cassette deck is designed to be used with a high quality stereo amplifier system.

It contains many of the standard TEAC features such as selectable bias and eq, Din, Mic, Line inputs, pause control, auto end stop, peak level indicator, large VU meters, tape run indicator, etc.

In addition it has Dolby NR circuitry, Dolby FM/copy facility, FM MPX filter, Mic / Line mixing, outer rotor motor and unexcelled wow and flutter specs.


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: hysteresis synchronous

Tape Type: type I, FeCr, Cr02

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 16kHz  (Cr02 tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 58dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.07%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 2.5%

Input: 100mV (line), 0.25mV (mic)

Output: 0.3V (line)

Dimensions: 445 x 176 x 270mm

Weight: 9.5kg


service manual   English - Ivy Caudieus

instruction/owners manual   English - Numone

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Reviewed Jun 15th, 2015 by rvkruz

Robust build. Bought in 1973 as original owner and it still works well today. Just needed a two new belts.

Has very good amplifiers and great low-frequency extension as well as good SNR that makes the most of its frequency range. Has relatively good HF saturation characteristic at 0dB and discrete very capable Dolby B tracking.

Somewhat limited high frequency response above 17kHz but can still sound very involving and satisfying, even in comparison to a Nakamichi.



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