TEAC W-1200 - Double Cassette Deck

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The TEAC W-1200 is a dual-cassette deck that supports recording and playback on each head. Additionally, a mic input allows you to amplify your voice over a recording that's being played back, or record your voice onto tape.

Both new and legacy tapes (the sort recorded with Dolby B NR) can be played over the W-1200. Also, an onboard pitch control lets you change the playback speed up to 12% in either direction. This is useful in many applications, such as transcribing recordings. Other features are on hand, such as return-to-zero functions for each head, one-touch tape dubbing, repeat play, and more.

The W-1200 sports a 1/4" mic input, a 1/4" headphones output, and RCA inputs and outputs in stereo pairs. You'll also note the built-in A/D converter and USB output. This allows you to record your tapes to digital at sample rates and resolutions up to 48 kHz / 16-bit.

Key Features at a Glance

  • 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 Windows PC or Mac at CD-quality (48 kHz/16-bit PCM; recording software required)
  • Dual mode rec/mute to erase unneccessary sections and add spaces/silences between tracks while recording
  • Fluorescent display with high-contrast, high-brightness metering
  • Timer rec/play ready for operation with a third-party audio timer
  • 4-digit digital tape counters
  • Repeat play up to 20 repetitions

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.

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.


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

1.9" / 4.8 cm Per Second

Pitch Control

±12% (TAPE1 Playback Only)

Rewind Time

Approximately 120 Seconds (C-60 Tape)

Wow and Flutter

0.25% (WRMS)

Frequency Response

  • Normal Tape (Type I): 30 Hz to 13 kHz (±4 dB)
  • Chrome Tape (Type II): 30 Hz to 15 kHz (±4 dB)

S/N Ratio

59 dB (at Max. Recording Level Input, A-Weight)

Input Connectors

  • 1 x 1/4" Mic Input, Phone Type (Monaural Only)
  • 1 x Stereo RCA

Nominal Input Level

0.28 V (RCA)

Mic Input Level

0.38 mV, Nominal

Input Impedance

33 kOhms (RCA)

Mic Input Impedance

3 kOhms or More

Output Connectors

  • 1 x Stereo RCA
  • 1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone

Nominal Output Level

0.46 V

Tape Format

  • Playback: Type I, Type II, and Type IV
  • Recording: Type I and Type II

Output Impedance

1 kOhms

Headphone Output Power

15 mW (at 32 Ohms, Loaded)


USB 2.0, Full Speed, Type-B Connector

Sampling Frequency

8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz

Bit Depth


Operating Power

120 VAC, 60 Hz

Power Consumption

22 W

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17.1 x 5.7 x 11.3" / 435.0 x 145.0 x 285.8 mm


9.3 lb / 4.2 kg