Teac C-3X
Dolby B NR DBX Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This TEAC C-3X is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and DBX noise reduction with connectors for optional external DBX, DNL, Adres, Super-d, Dolby-C or High-ComII noise reduction systems, it was first sold by TEAC in 1980 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $650 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the TEAC C-3X are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes with additional manual equalization selection, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the C-3X are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the C-3X let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. 9,5 cm/s faster recording/playback speed used in the C-3X offers extended frequency response, increased dynamic range and transient response. C-3X.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the C-3X by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. Dbx Type II found in the C-3X is a simplified version of the Type I noise reduction system. The dbx Type II system was designed to be used with systems with limited bandwidth such as cassette based recorders and also uses a simple 2:1:2 compander to reduce noise.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • 3 Head

Historic events

1980 Worldwide sale of Rubik's Cube starts.
1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.

Features of TEAC C-3X

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
External Noise Reduction RCA Input/Output 2 Mono Microphone Inputs Headphones AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Wired Remote Control Pro
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Pause Record Record Mute
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction External Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Line / Mic Input Select Record Mute Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s 3¾ ips - 9.52 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Manual Tape Equalization Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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