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TEAC - W-1200B - Double Cassette Deck

TEAC - W-1200B - Double Cassette Deck

Drawing on TEAC’s proud heritage in creating world-class tape recorders, an authentic double cassette deck for the modern day…

The W-1200 is a double cassette deck featuring two, one-way cassette decks, mic mixing, a USB digital output, and other versatile recording features. In recent times, cassette tapes have fascinated those who have never used them, thanks to their warm, distinctly analog sound, not to mention the ease of recording and the ability to create ‘mix-tapes’.

We set out to create a cassette deck that combined an excellent level of performance with an interface that suits the digital audio era. Not only does the W-1200 offer sound that’s close to the original, but it also has a wide range of versatile facilities that allow karaoke singing, the recording of conference minutes, and even the digital recording of analog cassettes via a computer.

TEAC’s decades of experience in making recording equipment are self-evident in the W-1200, particularly where the noise reduction system is concerned. It allows users to play back legacy cassette tapes originally recorded with Dolby B NR and hear them correctly. Moreover, the pitch control allows you to change playback speed to whatever’s considered appropriate while the level meters provided enable fine-tuning of recording levels. A timer REC/PLAY function is provided to allow use with a third-party audio timer.

Furthermore, the W-1200 can deliver digital audio at CD-quality (up to 48kHz/16-bit PCM) to a computer via a USB cable, allowing digital archiving of your cassette tape library. Once you’ve digitized them on a computer, you’re able to enjoy your old tape-based music library anytime anywhere via a network player, DAP, smartphone or even in your car.

FEATURES:

  • Dual cassette decks for REC/PLAY (on both decks) with independent mechanisms
  • Noise reduction system suppresses hiss during playback (equivalent to Dolby B)
  • Mic input with mic mixing for karaoke and announcement applications
  • One-touch dubbing, ±12% pitch control and A-B repeat
  • Parallel Recording for recording to two tapes at the same time
  • USB output for digital recording on PC/Mac at CD-quality (48kHz/16-bit PCM)
  • Dual cassette decks for REC/PLAY on both decks with independent mechanism
  • Noise reduction system suppresses hiss during playback (equivalent to Dolby B NR)
  • Normal (Type I) and Chrome (Type II) tapes REC/PLAY (auto detect)
  • Metal (Type IV) tape Play (auto detect)
  • REC MUTE creates four second silences with one touch, or silences of other lengths as desired
  • Mic input with mic mixing for karaoke and announcement applications
  • One-touch dubbing for easy tape duplication
  • Parallel (simultaneous) recording for recording to two tapes at the same time
  • Timer REC/Play ready *1
  • Four-digit digital tape counters
  • RTZ (Return to Zero) function for one-touch return to the tape counter “0000” position
  • Repeat play (playback stops after a maximum of 20 repetitions)
  • ±12% pitch control *2
  • Dimmable fluorescent display with level meters
  • USB output for digital recording on PC/Mac *3
  • RCA analogue input jacks
  • 6.3mm (1/4″) stereo headphone output jack
  • Remote control included
  • RoHS compliant

*1 A third-party audio timer is required.
*2 TAPE 1 playback only.
*3 Third-party digital recording software, such as Audacity or Garage Band is required.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Deck section
Tracking system
4-track, 2-channel Stereo

Head configuration
REC/PLAY head (one each for TAPE1 and TAPE2)
ERASE head (one each for TAPE1 and TAPE2)

Tape speed
4.8cm/sec.

Pitch control
±12% (TAPE1 PLAYBACK only)

Fast rewinding time
approximately 120 seconds (C-60 tape)

Wow and flutter
0.25% (WRMS)

Frequency response
Chrome tape (Type II) 30Hz – 15kHz (±4dB)
Normal tape (Type I) 30Hz – 13kHz (±4dB)

Total S/N ratio
59dB (at max recording level input, A-weight)

Input/Output
Analog audio input
Connectors
RCA x 1 pair

Nominal input level
0.28V

Input impedance
33k ohms

Mic input
Connector
1/4” (6.3mm) TRS monaural x 1

Nominal input level
0.38mV

Input impedance
3k ohms or more

Analog audio output
Connector
RCA x 1 pair

Nominal output level
0.46V

Output impedance
1k ohms

Headphone output
Connector
1/4” (6.3mm) TRS stereo x 1

Output power
15mW (at 32 ohms loaded)

USB digital output
Connector
USB Type-B x 1
USB2.0 Full-speed

Sampling frequency
8k, 11.025k, 16k, 220.5k, 32k, 44.1k, 48kHz

Bit-depth
8, 16-bit

General
Operating power
AC120V, 60Hz (US/Canada)
AC 230V 50Hz (UK/Europe)

Power consumption
22W

Overall dimensions (W x H x D)
17.1” x 5.7” x 11.3” / 435 x 145 x 285.8mm

Net weight
9.3 lbs. / 4.2kg (US/Canada)
10.2 lbs. / 4.6kg (UK/Europe)

Included items
Remote control (RC-1331) x 1
AA batteries x 2
RCA audio cable x 1
Owner’s Manual (including Warranty)

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