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TEAC V-3000

Stereo Cassette Tape Deck (1990)

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TEAC V-3000


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: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C, HX Pro

Frequency Response: 15Hz to 21kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 80dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.045%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 3%

Input: 60mV (line)

Output: 0.44V (line)

Dimensions: 435 x 149 x 355mm

Weight: 6.9kg

Accessories: RC-393 remote control



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Reviewed Jan 03rd, 2018 by

For cassette freaks, the great decks are defined as much by what they DON'T have as what they DO have. The 3-head design is obviously a must-have, while dual cassette wells, auto-reverse and track search are the must NOT haves. Of all the decks I have owned since the late '70's, the V-3000 is my personal favorite for both its excellent performance and its great aesthetics. I purchased mine new in 1991 and it is still my go-to deck for both recording and playback, not that I do much recording these days. This is a large unit by early 90's standards, more akin to the late 70's chassis, so it really has a tendency to stand out in your audio rack, which isn't a bad thing at all. The center-well design, amber lighting and the clean front panel look great, with a multi-mode tape counter and RTZ return to zero function that speeds up finding a specific point in the tape and determining remaining time. Bias fine tuning is another great feature, again if you're still making recordings, as I always found slight bias differences in the tape formulations of Denon, Fuji, TDK, and Maxell. These decks are hard to find, at least ones in mint condition at a reasonable price. If you do find one though, you won't be disappointed...very musical and reliable piece of equipment.



re: V-3000

Unfortunately, there is no lock out switch for the motor so it runs the whole time the unit is on. This wears out the motor prematurely if your lazy about switching equipment off. Guess how I know…. Other than that, I agree it’s one of the truly great cassette decks.

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