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TEAC A-1250

Automatic Reverse Stereo Tape Deck (1972)

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TEAC A-1250


The TEAC A-1250 is a semi professional tape deck for stereophonic and monophonic recording and playback with automatic reverse. It offers operating speeds of 7-1/2 and 3-3/4 ips.


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

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: 5 or 7 inch reel

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.08% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 22kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 55dB

Total harmonic distortion: 1%

Crosstalk: 60dB

Input: 100mV (line), 0.3mV (mic)

Output: 0.3V (line)

Dimensions: 383 x 440 x 203mm

Weight: 17kg

Accessories: empty reel, reel holder, input/output connection cord, oil and applicator


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re: A-1250

Looking for a fuse for my TEAC 1250 Auto reverse deck. I know it is 250 volt, but I can't read the amperage on the blown fuse. Any ideas?

re: A-1250

Trying to get this beast operating after many years in a corner. Pinch roller does not engage with capstan. Rather than a solenoid problem, it seems like it can be moved manually, but it is very stiff. Do you think lubrication is the answer? I also have a Teac 4010SL that seems to have the same problem.

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Just remedied this yesterday on an A-1230. I tried a big soldering iron to heat the outside of the shaft, but what finally did the trick was a pencil iron inserted into the screw hole and let it heat up a few minutes. The shaft was still pretty sticky, but light pressure with the end of a flat blade screwdriver under the base and pulling the top end with pliers got the pinch roller assembly off of the shaft. Re-lubed with white Lubriplate grease and I'm listening to it sing as I type this. This deck arrived to me D.O.A. and I wasn't sure what or how I was going to fix it. I slept on it and woke up deciding I'd go ahead and lube all the switches starting with the power switch. Danged if that wasn't it! A dirty power switch...don't recall ever encountering that particular problem. Used DeOxit on everything else and this deck sounds really, really good. I'll have to make a couple of new side panels because the seller didn't know how to pack these and one corner of one panel got crushed. Oh, and I'll need to find a lamp socket for the VU meters, too.

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The lubrication on the pinch roller pivot shaft is is dried and hard.
The repair is the same on both decks except the disassembly and repair procedure is
different on both decks.
I did not look at the video so I do not know what or how it is suggested to repair.
I do know that you may have to heat the shafts to disassemble.
A soldering iron works, but it takes a long time to heat the shaft enough for the assembly to come apart. I small propane torch works, BUT keep the flame away from the wires.

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I had the exact same problem with my A-1250. The solution is found here... http://www.vintage-electronics.net/teacreeltoreelpinchrollerproblems.aspx

Good luck!

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