TEAC f-200, Single-Well Vintage Cassette Deck
TEAC is a Japanese company, founded in in 1953, that has been making carefully designed, and precision calibrated recording equipment for many decades. TEAC had its first break as one of the companies trusted to record events for the 1962 Olympics, for both audio and video. This commitment to high-profile and high-quality records still exists today with the company's newest product lines.
The f-200 cassette deck is one example of TEAC's great efforts to bring high fidelity to the compact cassette format. Released in 1977, the f-200 sports line and microphone inputs with cross-fading. It also has the capability of equalizing to normal and metal tapes for recording and playback. Permalloy heads are used for both playback and recording, and in this case both are in excellent physical condition. The DC motors are all functioning perfectly, and all three control belts have been replaced with new. Capstans have been cleaned and lubed and all controls cleaned to ensure quiet operation.
This deck operates exceptionally well, and the subdued grey body fits in with modern and vintage decor alike.
Demos are available in Lawrence, MA.
$229 (plus applicable shipping and/or sales tax)