Teac V-343
Dolby B NR Soft Touch Metal Tape

This TEAC V-343 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1986 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the TEAC V-343 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, 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 V-343 are generic digital peak reading meters. Soft-touch controls for fast and easy transport function selection of the V-343.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the V-343 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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.

Compact Cassette
  • Direct Function Mechanism
  • Soft Touch Operation
  • Peak Program Level Meter
  • One Touch Recording

Historic events

1986 IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.
1987 The brand AKAI is no longer used and is replaced by A&D in Japan when merged by Mitsubishi

Features of TEAC V-343

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Timer Recording/Playback Soft Touch Transport Control One-Touch Record/Pause
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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