Teac Z-7000
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape Direct Drive 3 Head

This TEAC Z-7000 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by TEAC in 1983 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $1,800.

The main features of the TEAC Z-7000 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, dual 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 Z-7000 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape and peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the Z-7000 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

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

Dolby C-type used in the Z-7000 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. Dbx Type II found in the Z-7000 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. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the Z-7000 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • Three Head System
  • Auto Tape Selector
  • CPS (Computomatic Program Search)
  • Closed Loop Dual Capstan
  • Three Direct-Drive Motors
  • Microprocessor-Controlled Auto Bias/EQ

Historic events

1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.

Features of TEAC Z-7000

Calibration
Calibration
Auto Bias Calibration Bias Over/Under Selector Tape Calibration Memory Store Auto Level Calibration Auto Equalizer Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs Wired Remote Control RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Controls
Controls
Tape Length Selection
Display
Display
Peak Hold Linear Tape Counter Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Wood Case Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Illuminated Cassette Compartment
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction MPX Filter DBX Disc DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Line / Mic Input Select Intro Scan Pitch Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Play Music Scan Memory Store External Power Memory Repeat Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Electronic Fade-Out Auto-Space Electronic Fade-In
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold Plated Input/Output Jacks
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Dual-Capstan Transport

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