Teac A-5500 Reel-to-Reel Player and Recorder Stereo Tapecorder (AS IS)

Teac A-5500 Reel-to-Reel Player and Recorder Stereo Tapecorder (AS IS)


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The Teac A-5500 is a 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system. This reel-to-reel was produced in 1973 around the time when Teac was just beginning to release their professional range of tape decks. It features two VU meters and Dolby B noise reduction which reduces most, if not all, tape hiss in recordings. This system's motor currently squeals loudly, but for the right person who wants to give this amazing system the service and care it needs, it can become the perfect reel-to-reel deck!


Every function has been tested. We have determined all the issues with the device and have listed them in this description. This item is sold "as is,” so potential buyers should be aware that this product does not come with a warranty or any guarantee.

Cosmetic Condition: The unit itself is in good condition, but the front part of the left foot is broken off. It does still stand upright without issues though.

Functional Condition: Motor squeals loudly.


  • Teac A-5500 Reel-to-Reel Player and Recorder Stereo Tapecorder (AS IS)
  • Analog Cable

Other information about the Teac A5500

  • Electronics: Solid State
  • Equalization: NAB
  • Tracks: 1/4 Rec/PB
  • Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
  • Max Reel Size: 7"
  • Number Of Heads: 4
  • Head Configuration: Stereo
  • Motors: 3
  • Auto Reverse
  • Voltage(S): 110-120v, 220-240v
  • Outputs: RCA, DIN
  • Frequency Response: 7½ Ips: 30Hz - 28kHz 3¾   Ips: 30Hz - 20kHz ( 3dB)
  • Wow And Flutter: .06% At 7½ Ips And .09% At 3¾ Ips
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 65dB With Dolby Process, 60dB Without
  • Noise Reduction: Dolby B


      • 21.25" x 8.75" x 17.5" (Length x Width x Height)
      • Weight: 44 lbs


      • Microphone Input L/R x1 (front)
      • Line In L/R x2 (back)
      • DIN In/Out x1 (back)


      • Headphones Jack L/R x1 (front)
      • Line In L/R x2 (back)
      • DIN In/Out x1 (back)


      • MFD. 1973
      • Made in Japan

      Customer Reviews

      Edward W.

      Customer Since December 2017

      I have always been impressed with the items I received even after a couple years they continue to work. This is the reason why I always keep returning as a customer.

      Alexander W.

      Customer Since March 2018

      For the price I paid the quality was great and I use my 400 Disc cd changer everyday.


      Customer Since July 2018

      Very happy with what we got! I made the mistake of first getting this item from Amazon and received it not working at all... I will order from them again and highly recommend them to everyone!

      John D

      Customer Since August 2018

      For a couple of years, I have been looking for a replacement for my Toshiba DVD Recorder that was starting to break down. I had placed four orders with Amazon....3 of the recorders did not work and had to be returned, the fourth order was canceled by the seller before shipping with no explanation. An internet search brought me to spencertified.com and I found a refurbished Toshiba recorder similar to the one I was using. Without high expectations, I placed another order with them. SpenCertified let me know when my order was placed and kept me fully updated during the shipping process. The recorder arrived in about 4 days (much quicker than I anticipated) and works perfectly. The box included the recorder, remote and users' manual and advertised. I am very satisfied with my experience with SpenCertified and plan to order additional equipment from them. I highly recommend them.


      Customer Since May 2020

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      Jan S

      Customer Since March 2018

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      Evelyn S.

      Customer Since March 2018

      When my beloved VCR died, I discovered new ones were not being manufactured as before. All my tapes, collected over many years - - lost!? All future recordings - - lost!? What to do? Then, I discovered SpenCertified. I was wary. Was this a scam? I was afraid. Would my purchase truly be guaranteed? I wanted, I NEEDED, a working VCR, so I made my order. The packaging was perfect, the VCR was even better than advertised, Spencer was extremely helpful. I am a very satisfied customer. 


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      Customer Since May 2019

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