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W-1200 Double Cassette Deck Player (W1200B)

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dual tape deck w/ independent mechanisms, speed control, A-B repeat play, USB output, remote control + more advanced features
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  • dual cassette deck, plays and records cassette tapes from one to the other or via line in
  • independent cassette mechanisms: when one deck is playing, the other can play, stop, rewind or fast forward without disrupting¬†playback or recording on the first
  • built-in Dolby B noise reduction system (switchable on/off)
  • one-touch tape dubbing
  • pitch control (tape 1 only)¬†changes playback speed¬†+/-12%
  • USB output for digital recording to a computer
  • 1/4" microphone input + headphone outputs on front panel w/ independent gain controls
  • A-B repeat play mode repeats a selected portion of a tape (maximum 20 times before auto-stop)
  • parallel (simultaneous) recording for recording to two tapes at the same time
  • fluorescent display¬†w/ level meters + 4-digit tape counters
  • RTZ (Return to Zero) function for one-touch return to the tape counter¬†'0000' position
  • includes remote control

LAB REVIEW

As analog heads and aficionados of dubbing and taping DJ mixes, we've had an eye on the second-hand tape deck market basically since they stopped produced them en masse. And while Teac's W-1200 carries a modern price point, it really surprised us with loads of advanced features not commonly found on garage sale tape decks. The deck's independent mechanisms mean that tape 1 can play and/or record without disruption while tape 2 plays, stops, rewinds and fast forwards, allowing you to get into some really advanced taping tricks. The pitch/speed control knob is another impressive feature that will let you make proper slowed-down mixes, DJ Screw style. Repeat play mode, USB output for digital archiving, bright fluorescent display and the included remote control put this piece levels above most new entry-level decks and almost any used deck. And for straightforward recording or simply listening to tapes, one-touch dubbing and playback are at your fingertips.

ūüĒĎKEY FEATURES

  • tracking system:¬†4-track, 2-channel Stereo
  • rec/play head:¬†one each for TAPE1 and TAPE2
  • erase¬†head:¬†one each for TAPE1 and TAPE2
  • tape speed:¬†4.8cm/sec.
  • pitch control:¬†¬Ī12% (TAPE1 PLAYBACK only)
  • fast rewinding time:¬†approximately 120 seconds (C-60 tape)
  • wow and flutter:¬†0.25% (W.RMS)
  • supported tape¬†types (playback):¬†Normal (Type I), Chrome (Type II), Metal (Type IV)
  • supported tape types (recording):¬†Normal (Type I), Chrome (Type II)
  • dimensions: 17.1"(W) √ó 5.7"(H) √ó 11.3"(D) / 435(W) √ó 145(H) √ó 285.8(D)mm
  • weight: 9.3lbs. / 4.2kg

ūüď¶COMES WITH

  • remote control
  • power cable (attached)
    UPC: 043774033515, 043774033515

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