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TEAC X-700R

1/4 Track Stereo Tape Deck (1984-86)

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TEAC X-700R

Specifications

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

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

Motor: dc brush motor (capstan), 2 x dc slotless (reel)

Reel size: up to 7 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: 0.45V (line)

Dimensions: 454 x 270 x 384mm

Weight: 18kg

Year: 1983

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re: X-700R

I have an x700r that is in excellent condition but due to age the capstan belt broke while it was in storage for the last 15+ years. I just ordered new belt but unsure how to approach replacement. Any help appreciated.

re: X-700R

One of the easiest to do.
U will need a long med phillip screw driver ( magnetic tip preffered )
Un plug the unit
Remove the plastic cover, by removing feet , than side screws
the big board u see is control board , mounted to two motors with one phillip screw on each side . Approx inch and a half from top on each side
Try to lift and flip the whole assy . U feel resistance . remove the plastic tie holding wires above transformer .
U will notice the motor back plate mounted. remove the screws fom each corner , than in middle .
Gently pull the mounting plate
u will see two fly wheels, remove old belt residue from both of them , U can use rubbing alcohol or similar mild solution, Harsh chemical will damage the board , if u spill it , so be carefull.
Loop the belt around the two wheels , making a rough rectangular.
Clean the motor pulley .
u will need to tilt the bottom part of the plate towards u, slide it in the middle below the belt, so the motor pulley is under the belt.
install two screws diagonally and try to turn the flywheel by hand . U should feel some resistance and other flywheel should turn in the same direction .
if it does. try other direction. Good
install all mounting screws .Put the control panal board back . u can test the unit before putting cover back .
If works . put the twist tie around the wires . Install the cover , ur ready to enjoy a fine piece of machine

re: X-700R

al is correct, one of the easiest. process applies to the entire x series. thanks al. thanks Teac

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