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My 1978 Teac a700

Discussion in 'Cassette Decks' started by NevOne, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. NevOne

    NevOne Member S2G Supporter

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    Recently bought this, in good nick with the optional wooden cover. This beast weighs 14 kilos, and the build quality is very good. This is why I didn't mind it's a 2 head. Sound is also good. tmp_23307-DSC_1455-1658217591.JPG tmp_23307-DSC_1456-1990808118.JPG tmp_23307-DSC_14571815319303.JPG
     
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    Whoa - Logic controls in 1978!
    You're livin' in the future, my friend.
    Very nice.:thumbup:
     
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    Wow, 14Kg! And with bias setting and feather-touch buttons it should be the state-of-the-art in 1978...
     
  4. NevOne

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    Thank you guys. The top of the line for the 78 teac lineup would be the a800 which also had a 3 head setup. There was one for sale at 4 times I paid for this one, however the condition was poor and there was no wood. I went for the better condition one as it will be put into my 70s rack, and listened to occasionally. I haven't tested the record function yet, but I am not expecting great wonders, perhaps a decent recording.
     
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    A 14kg beauty !
     
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    Very nice unit man, those 70s systems look great.
     
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    I am preparing the pieces for my 70s setup, the problem is that I might need to take off the wood cover for the pieces to go into the designated space....The end result will be my Teac A700, Marantz MR250 and Victor SEA50. The Technics did not made the cut :)
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    That Teac is that good that I bought a C3 as well (similar but with 3 heads and some other gadgets). Pictures in...3 months, I won't pay EMS for that monster...
     
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    Here is its older brother, Teac A100. I had a lot of fun restoring and calibrating this old workhorse!
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    What a beast! That thing absolutely dwarfs my TC-K555:lollegs:

    Love the wood cabinet!

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    @kitchen10 I arrived a bit late to hi-end decks in 1990 but my 3head Sony ES with wooden sides sounded amazing to my uneducated ears. CD Quality, LOL!!! Thanks Goodness, there was no Nak in sight around United Audio Center in Chicago at the end of Broadway at that time, otherwise I would have had to default on my rent!!
     
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