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TEAC X-2000R

Stereo Reel to Reel Tape Recorder (1985-90)

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TEAC X-2000R


The X-2000R incorporates a variety of functions and features including dbx noise reduction, an auto-locator function which is convenient in replay and editing and block-repeat.

To maintain very stable tape motion with optimum tape tension, it uses a full tension servo control system in which a photo-interrupter senses the position of the tension arm so that the servo mechanism can adjust the torque of the reel motor.

This mechanism eliminates the need for manual switching when using different types of reels.

In the design of the electronic circuits the same concepts were applied, especially for the high level recording required by professionals.


Track system: auto reverse, 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural 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 40kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 63dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

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

Output: 0.45V (line)

Dimensions: 432 x 456 x 268mm

Weight: 21kg

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


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Reviewed Jun 12th, 2016 by oksana

Very nice tape recorder , good quality

Reviewed Dec 05th, 2015 by jean omer

it is the best tape deck

Reviewed Apr 27th, 2015 by dgoulet

Fantastic sound and quality



re: X-2000R

Mark, did you ever figure out what was causing the constant blinking record light? My x 2000 does exactly the same thing - everything works except the capstan motor.



Thank you very much for the manuals.

re: X-2000R

Came into one of these from family estate and attempting to get it running. Rigged up an old mixed tape that came with it, but can't seem to get it to play.
The REC light is constantly flashing, the rest of the control lights seem to work, but when I attempt to play in either direction the reel just clicks and advances slightly. It will fwd and rev, although at various speeds. This due to changing tension? in tape. Any insight welcome, before I take it to a shop for a look see.


re: X-2000R

I have just been given one of these magnificent machines, and although it seems to run reasonably enough, the tape does not adhere properly to the heads during play/record. It seems to me that the left hand capstan wheel is running fractionally faster than the right one, so the tape "bags" away from the heads, being pushed faster in than it is being recovered. (I'm running it in horizontal position). If I pull the left hand capstan wheel slightly away from its drive, (i.e. with only the right hand capstan now active) the tape runs perfectly. It might even be due to the fact that the machine hasn't been in recent use (probably stood doing nothing for a few years, I'd guess). Is this adjustable in any way that your "average user" can do, or have you any recommendations?

re: X-2000R

I believe you have an issue of the tension arms out of adjustment. If you are Tech incline guy, you can open the plastic cabinet and try minute adjustments in R122 (forward play) and R222 (reverse play). Be very careful, so as not to wander away from within the parameters of operation. Note: You can mark original positions for a reference
point so you can go back. To do this, the unit should be plugged in with tape on one reel and a take-up reel and play mode. Tinker little bit at a time till tapes becomes taut in play, repeat for the opposite side. Think "safety" use plastic tools if possible. I have used jewelers tool for this however.

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re: X-2000R

Hi there , mine did this and all i did was cleaned the capstans , they were covered in tape debris and I now stick to maxell and tdk tapes all good again :)

re: X-2000R

You guys are a life saver, I brought my reel in Japan in the early 80's being in the military it has spent a lot of time in storage. Now it's time to break out the old reels and let the good roll again. Thanks for everything

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re: X-2000R

Thank you for the service maual.I am new member (few hours).This manual is THE TOOL for me
to restore this superb piece of equipment that I own from brand new since 1987 and it is unused
(no more than 100 houres of working).

Thank you again.

Teac X-2000R tape deck

Thank you very much for the Owner and Service Manuals, it really helped me a lot!

Teac X-2000R Reel to Reel

Pardon my lack of understanding on how this works...
I just inherited a reel to reel tape deck from my father. When I press the play button it doesn't play. It clicks and the tape moves very little, but the pinch rollers don't engage and the tape doesn't start turning. Does anyone have an idea what I should check first?

Teac X2000R

Hi, If the pinch rollers are not engaging it is probably due to hardened grease on the solenoid mechanism.
You will need to free the mechanism using alcohol to remove the grease. Also try moving the pause lever up and down to free the roller mechanism.
Hope this helps.

Teac X-2000R

Thank you for the owner's manual.
(A great Help!)

X 2000r

Thank you for the owner's manual.
This help me out alot!


Thank you very much for the manuals.
Really helps me a lot!
All the best!


Thank you for the manuals!

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