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TEAC A-6300

Stereo Reel to Reel Tape Recorder

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TEAC A-6300


The A-6300 is the result of a lot of careful thought and effort that TEAC put into the design of this superb semi-professional 4-track stereo tape deck.


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

Heads: 2 x playback, 1 x erase, 1 x record

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: up to 10.5 inch reel

Equalization: NAB

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.18% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 40Hz to 24kHz (7 12 ips)

Input: 97mV (line), 0.25mV (mic)

Output: 0.3V (line)

Weight: 22kg


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Reviewed Mar 06th, 2016 by johns82

I have had on of these for some time now and it is a hell of a deck! It showed up from eBay not as advertised, shocker! LOL! After repairing a busted PCB the decision was made for a full rebuild. This was my first deck to do a full refurbish on, full recap and calibration with an eye to using it with dbx and 3 3/4IPS. I lapped the heads as well and set up the azimuth and the results are amazing! This deck performs well at 3 3/4 with some tuning on the record EQ and the Mylar capacitors for such. I have the response out to 17.5 kHz -3dB! This is past my old age hearing so the results were perfect! This is a robust deck and with some TLC will work well for years to come!



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Years ago, I believe I had a similar model (with essentially the same control buttons and knobs), but smaller, taking only 7 inch reels. Does anyone know the model number of that smaller machine?

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After discussing my a6300 with a tech I have ordered a new drive belt. I have never opened this machine. Any directions or guidance in replacing the drive belt would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you


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Changing the belt wasn't too hard actually. I got my hands on a broken (but repairable) A-6300 late last year and bought a new belt on eBay for it. It's a good idea to go ahead and do a complete cleaning of all the old lubricants and re-lubricating while you have it apart to change the belt. Remove the capstan flywheel for starters and the pinch roller mechanism. A very common problem with old TEAC decks is the lubricant for the pinch roller mechanism gets like the consistency of well-chewed chewing gum that is drying up and has to be totally cleaned off all bearing surfaces and replaced with lithium grease like you use for the track of a garage door opener. My pinch roller wouldn't even budge when I pressed "Play"! Took a lot of muscle effort to get the linkage to come off of the pivot post (or whatever it's called).

Its works like a champ now and worth all the TLC you can put into it! I've got some photos of my tear-down if you would like me to email them to you.

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thank you so much for the advice.

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I also have one of these decks. It was given to me by a friend a few years ago. I would appreciate a copy of you photos as I am not a technician. Unfortunately there is not a repair shop within 100 miles of home.

jim Walton
Columbus, Georgia

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