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TEAC X-1000

4-Track Reel To Reel Tape Recorder

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TEAC X-1000


The TEAC X-1000 is a 3-head RTR tape recorder with 4-track, 2-channel stereo or mono system.


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

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

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: 0.12% (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 50dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

Crosstalk: 40dB

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

Output: 0.4V (line)

Weight: 22kg



Werner S's picture

re: X-1000

I am a "newbie" to this site, and just wanted to ask a few questions. A few years ago, a friend gave me a Teac X 1000 R. He said it's been sitting in his house for years, and he never got around to repairing it. He was told it just needs a belt.
Is this a standard, simple "DIY" fix, or would it be wiser to have it professionally serviced?
Is this machine worth it?
Although I used to, in this day and age, I don't really"need" to start fooling with reel to reels again, but this deck looks so awesome, I feel it would be such a shame to have it sitting in my house in disrepair.
Any thoughts?

re: X-1000

has problem with cue,sfc,sfz when ff or frw any suggestions on how to correct this? I have to hit power off when it gets going fast but if i go in short bursts of speed it works as expected. Sounds like either braking system or the memory presets.

re: X-1000

I just got my X1000 working, here is a article i found that was very helpful, and it tells you how to fix the problem your talking about. Hope this helps.


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