Teac W-1200 User Manual

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Teac W-1200 User Manual

Last update: 2018/05/25

Supplemental to New Product Information (SNPI) W-1200

Double Cassette Deck

Drawing on TEAC’s proud heritage in creating world class tape recorders,

an authentic double cassette deck for the modern day...

■ Main 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)






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Overall dimensions (W x H x D)

435 x 145 x 285.8 / 17.1” x 5.6” x 11.3”


4.2kg / 9.3 lbs. (US/Canada), 4.6kg / 10.2 lbs. (UK/Canada)



Carton dimensions (W x H x D)

545 x 233 x 368 / 21.5” x 9.2” x 14.5”


5.6kg / 12.4 lbs. (US/Canada), 6.0kg / 13.3 lbs. (UK/Canada)



Number of units per master carton




Last update: 2018/05/25

Supplemental to New Product Information (SNPI)

■ Product overview

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 whom have never used them, thanks to their warm, distinctly analogue 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, it also has a wide range of versatile facilities that allow karaoke singing, the recording of conference minutes, and even the digital recording of analogue cassettes via a computer.

The two cassette decks support recording and playback on each as they have independent drive mechanisms… owners can record on both decks simultaneously to make a pair of identical tapes at the same time. And mic input and mic mixing allow you to practice your Karaoke singing over a cassette tape or an external sound source (via LINE IN).

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 digitised 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.

Delivering a high standard of fidelity as a recording device, combined with advanced digital technologies, the W-1200 sets a new standard for double cassette decks in the modern age.

●Dual cassette decks for REC/PLAY with independent mechanisms

Two simple and reliable one-way cassette mechanisms are employed. During playback (or recording) of TAPE1, users are able to change the cassette tape in TAPE2, preparing it to play (or record) next. Since both of the decks have independent drive sections for control, when one deck is playing (or recording) users are able to operate the other deck (changing tapes, fast forwarding or rewinding,) without affecting the operation of the first deck, ensuring continuity of playback or recording.

Both decks support the playback of Normal (Type I), Chrome (Type II), and Metal (Type IV) tapes, while supporting recording on Normal and Chrome-type tapes.

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