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TEAC A-300

Stereo Cassette Deck (1979-80)

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TEAC A-300


Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x combination record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: FG servo controlled DC

Tape Type: type I, CrO2

Noise Reduction: B

Signal to Noise Ratio: 55dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.25%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 2.5%

Input: 275mV (line), 1mV (mic)

Output: 0.58V (line)

Dimensions: 444 x 158 x 300mm

Weight: 7.5kg

Year: 1979


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Reviewed Mar 15th, 2017 by

Fantastic 3 head tape deck! Found this deck at a thrift store for $7.99, and absolutely loved it! A-300 has all of the bells and whistles that an audiophile deck should have: Dolby, ferrite head, memory counter, and nice big VU's. High quality, heavy, build. Excellent sound characteristics and wow/flutter specs. Only problem I have is that belt is only available from Europe for about $30 U.S. (as of 2014)



re: A-300

Recaptcha - why do you say it's a 3-head deck? The specs and service manual only list and show 2 heads -- one erase head, and one rec/play head.

re: A-300

Please review the Service Manual, page 3:

"3 Heads Erase, Record and Playback"

It is possible your confusion is caused by the fact that the Record & Playback heads are combined within a single physical unit, giving the appearance of only two heads. But I think if there is any discrepancy we can fall back to the text on the front of the door:

"Three Head System"

I hope that clears it up for you.

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