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 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.

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.


Features at a glance

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Included accessories

  • Remote control
  • AA batteris x2
  • RCA audio cable x1
  • Owner’s Manual


Teac W-1200 Specifications
Track System    4-track, 2-channel stereo
Head Construction    Record/playback head x 1 (each deck
Erase head x 1 (each deck)
Tape Speed    4.8cm/sec
Pitch Control    ± 12%
Fast Winding Time    Approximately 120 sec (C-60 tape)
Wow and Flutter    0.25% (W.RMS)
Frequency Response (Overall)    High position tape (Type II) 30Hz 〜 15kHz(± 4dB)| Normal tape (Type I) 30Hz 〜 13kHz(± 4dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio (Overall)    59dB (at maximum recording level input, A-Weight)
ANALOG INPUT jacks (RCA)    Reference input level 0.28V | Input impedance 30k Ω or higher
MIC input Jack
(Standard mono jack)    Reference input level 0.38mV Input impedance 3k Ω or higher
USB 2.0 FULL SPEED    Connector USB B port | Sampling frequency
Power requirement Model for Europe    AC 230 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption    14W
Dimensions    435 (W) x 145 (H) x 285.8 (D)mm (Including protruding parts)
Weight    5.5 kg