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Auto Reverse Stereo Tape Deck (1979-81)

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

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

Motor: DC FG servo (capstan), 2 x DC slotless (reel)

Reel size: up to 7 inch reel

Equalization: NAB

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.12% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 40Hz to 20kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 48dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

Crosstalk: 40dB

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

Output: 0.45V (line)

Dimensions: 461 x 369 x 270mm

Weight: 18kg


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re: X-7R MKII

Recently found some tapes from the 60's & wanted to see if they still play. Put them on my machine [granted, it hasn't been used for several years] to discover: everything functions normal without a tape [i.e. applying manual pressure on the tension arms] BUT when a tape is threaded I get nothing....any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any insight!

re: X-7R

Just replaced both belts on my x-7r that has been sitting around for years. Now it will play and fast forward, but has a slow rewind and will not play in reverse. Seems like both reels are pulling against each other? Any info on remedying this issue would be greatly appreciated.

re: X-7

August 10,2016

no ability to play or record . only will operate in fast forward and reverse. any solutions?

re: X-7

Hi, are you still in need of repair help, or did you discover the belt so limp it would not turn the flywheel. I'd enjoy helping you if you still want to get it going. I have decades of experience working on reel to reel machines. Teacs are well built and worth getting going again.

re: X-7R

While recording or playing back, tape starts to drop out. Need to put some pressure on supply reel to get full production.
Supply real catches up about half way thru tape. Are there adjustments to make for the problem?

re: X-7R

I have the exact same problem. Did you solve your issue? If so, how? Thanks for any help. Jeff

re: X-7R

Located facing downward at the top front of the machine, after removing cabinet and plastic housing, there is a pinch roller pressure adjustment nut (9/32").
Adjustment, most often by turning Clockwise 1/2 to 3/4 turn can correct tape drop off. Unlike later Teac models, tape tension adjustments are few. If all else is in good clean running condition, this may help.

Teac x7 pinch rollers

Hi there . the grease on the mechanism goes hard on these and the X10 range and this will almost certainly be the problem . there is a repair and service kit on ebay by BIG DAVE-H with detailed instructions to bring these fabulous decks back to life and includes a genuine teac capstan belt well worth the cost . give it a look . Regards Gordon.

re: Teac x7 pinch rollers

I tried to find BIG DAVE-H on ebay, but no luck.
Anyone else have these kits available?

Teac X-7R Pinch Rollers

The pinch rollers will not engage. Do get an audible click when play is pushed in either direction. Any suggestions on how to repair? Thanks

TEAC X-7R Pinch rollers not engaging

Assume a tape is loaded and taught, not loose about the tape tensioner rollers.

Can you push the pinch rollers in by hand after pressing play?

Also assume belts are OK. I have noticed that pinch rollers will not engage if belts are defective and take up reels and capstans not turning. All this fixed by replacing belts.

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