* Teac A-3340 S *

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This 4-channel is far more than the world's most versatile

quadraphonic tape deck.

Conventional 4-track recorders do not permit overdubbing in sync.

The record and playback head are physically separated,

which results in a time lag between the signal

being recorded and the previously recorded signal being monitored.

Consequently, synchronization is impossible.

Each track of the Simul-Sync record head

can be electronically switched to permit monitoring of the

previous tracks of material as new

tracks is being recorded.

All tracks will be in perfect sync.

Up to ten individual instruments and voice

tracks can be recorded at different times,

with no track going beyond second generation.

You can move from the directional functions

(play,rewind,fast forward,stop,pause and record)

with a mere touch of a finger.

All transport controls are positioned for right hand operation.

There is also a unique paus control

with indicator light which allows

you to keep the deck in the record mode while

pausing momentarily - you can then continue

recording at any given instant without

those annoying "start-pops" you

used to hear in other decks.

Separate bias and Eq switches maintain a

compatible adjustments between the tape decks

electronics and the different types of tape.

Being able to select the proper bias for

either high frequency/low distortion or standard tape results in

four major benefits:

(1) Reduction of background noise

(2)Reduction of tape hiss.

(3)A much improved signal to noise ratio.

(4)Greater clarity and frequency response.

Signals from 8 sourches (4line+4 mic)

may be recorded simultaneously.

Independent mic and line pre-amps,

each with it's own level control,

provide maximum flexibility for creative

recording and permits input from a combination

of line/source and mic signals.

Naturally, the 3340S has 7-1/2 speed and 15.

A reel-size selector button automatically

adjusts the motor torque and holdback tension for the reel used.

An important feature to avoid tape stretch.

Quik-lock reel-holders secure reels

to the turntable with a twist of the wrist.

The four professional VU-meters is large and easy to read.

A two-channel, four-channel play switch

lets you enjoy old stereo tapes as well as your new quad tapes.

This model will playback almost

any kind of recorded 1/4 inch tapes:

  • 4-track / 4 channel.
  • 4-track / 2-channel.
  • 4-track / mono.
  • 2-track stereo.

    2-track mono and fulltrack.

    It can also be used as a

    regular 4-track/2channel tape deck.

    For that purpose set the Play switch to:

    1+3 Front channels.


  • Track System: 4-track Multi channel.(with simul-sync switch)

  • Heads: (3) erase, record and playback.
  • Reel-size: Up to 10-1/2 with hubadaptors

    note: TZ-612 adaptors.

  • Tape Speed: 7-1/2 and 15.

  • Motors: (1) dual speed hysteresis sync capstan-motor.

    (2) Eddy current induction reel-motors.

  • Wow and FlutterL0,04% at 15 ips.
  • 0.06% at 7-1/2 ips.
  • Frequency response: 25-24,000 Hz at 15 ips.
  • 25-22,000 Hz at 7-1/2 ips.
  • Signal to noise ratio: 55dB.
  • Harmonic distortion: 1% at 1,000Hz normal operation level.
  • Stereo channel seperation: 55 dB.
  • Fast winding time: 140 seconds for 1800 feet.
  • (4) RCA inputs and (4)outputs.
  • (4) 1/4 microphone inputs on faceplate.
  • (2) Headphone jacks for 1+3 and 2+4.
  • Dimensions: 17-3/8 Wide. 20-1/2 Tall. 8-3/4 Deep.
  • Weight: 50 lbs.
  • Beltdriven counter
  • Beltdriven capstan-axel.

    A few accessories for this model:

  • Mixer Teac 2 and Teac 2-A.
  • MB-20 4-channel Meterbridge
  • Mixdown panel AX-20.
  • AN-300, 4 channel Dolby-unit.
  • AX-10, Sound on Sound + stereo echo unit.
  • E-1 Head demagnetizer.
  • CS-343 Carrying case for 3340-S.

    Note: This model in the pictures

    is the second generation of 3340-S (1973).

    First model has different transport-control section

    with a slide-lever for changing between Play and Fforward/Rewind.

    I have following for both models:

  • Owners Manual.
  • Service manual.
  • Parts list.