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TEAC X-1000R

Stereo Reel to Reel Tape Recorder

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TEAC X-1000R


The TEAC X-1000R was built to the highest standards under strict quality control to give years of faultless service.

It incorporates many outstanding features for the true recording enthusiast such as integral DBX type I noise reduction.


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

Heads: 2 x playback, 2 x record, 2 x erase

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: up to 10.5 inch reel

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.03% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 34kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 50dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

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

Output: 0.45V (line)

Dimensions: 432 x 452 x 262mm

Weight: 22kg

Accessories: RE-1003 empty reel, TZ-612A reel adaptors, connecting cords, splicing tape, sensing tape


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re: X-1000R

When I press the play button in the forward and reverse direction, it attempts to play but no movement of the reels.

The rewind and fast forward works fine, I am not sure if my settings are correct when trying to play the reel. Any suggestions.

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Frequently the solenoid that presses the pinch rollers against the capstans cannot overcome resistance from old lube on the mechanism. You can verify that the pinch rollers have lifted by exercising the manual tape lifter. If that should work, some oil on the mechanism could permanently correct the problem.

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there are potentiometers, to set tape tension, check the service manual for procedure, page 5. mark their setting, use deoxit to spray them. (watch the marks not to be washed out), turn potentiometers few times to clean it. it will restore machine.

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Is the tape tracking off to the sides of the heads when placed into play mode. Try flipping over the pinch rollers to see if the fault changes, old rollers that are out of shape can cause mistracking. I've repaired many machines, and sometimes mistracking can be caused by low back tension on the supply reel. Set the machine upside down so you can look right down on the head stack so you can get a better view of the problem. Does the tape climb up out of the guides, is the capstan belt fairly new.

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I have the manual and have reviewed it in full. I have the record mode on and for some reason I am unable to record. I am very disciplined when it comes to cleaning the tape heads, capstan, and pinch rollers with a q-tip and 91% isopropyl alchohol. In fact I clean them everytime I make a new recording on a new reel. I keep going from the source to tape and monitor the recording, but there seems to be a complete disconnect.
Maybe I am missing something. Is there someplace I can take my machine to get the heads realigned in the San Diego area without it costing me a bloody fortune, or do I have to send my machine to Los Angeles to the TEAC corporation?
Anyway, it would be GREAT to get a response from someone in the not-too-distant future. Thanks.

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Don't use 91% alcohol, it contains water and that not good on the heads. Use 99% Isopropyl Alcohol available at any drug store.......

Also, Contact Pacific Stereo in your area, this guy is genius when it comes to Teac's, he's retired Sr. Tech with Teac....

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It seems as though the tape twists and doesn't play correctly flat and does not meet the contacts properly when the start button is pushed. How can I prevent the tape from falling to the side when the play button starts the mechanism? It seems that the heads are not aligned correctly and/ or the tape is being forced off the track by the roller.What should I do about this issue?

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Try reversing the pinch rollers, just one time. If this does not work, clean the rollers and check for hardened surfaces. Adjust the azimuth, tilt and tangent of the heads. You can lay the unit flat and check relative positions of loaded tape, should be perfect parallel with the heads, guides and rollers. If this does not fix your problem, tension arms need to be adjusted and calibrated. Good luck


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Thanks for the awesome web site. The info available here is great. Keep up the good work.

Denny Hollender

TEAC X 1000R

Quite possibly you may have solved a problem that has driven me crazy for the last week since I purchased a secondhand deck without a manual. The quality of playback of my old tapes was fantastic, but I could not get the machine to record. The deck is being checked by a service person tomorrow. I discovered your site and it is most likely that I used the simpler recording process of Record+Play that I used for twenty years on a succession of Revox and simpler TEAC machines instead of the simultaneous pressing of Play+Record in standby mode.
Many thanks from a very grateful Aussie.
Best wishes.


Your tape deck heads needs to be cleaned. Do you have a service manual I can have? Thank you

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