TEAC (electronics company)

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The Teac KK ( Jap. ティアック株式会社 , Tiakku Kabushiki-gaisha , Eng. TEAC Corporation ) is an international electronics company with headquarters in Tama (Tokyo) . The company's European headquarters are in Wiesbaden .


Teac was formed in 1964 from a joint venture between the Tokyo Television Acoustic Company (founded in 1953) and the Tokyo Electro Acoustic Company (founded in 1956). Since 1964, Teac has been used as a name rather than an abbreviation. The full long form is not used in the company or in other documents.

On January 20, 2012, Teac entered into a strategic alliance with Onkyo . Teac and Onkyo have mutually acquired shares in the respective company and share production facilities, logistics centers and resources in the field of research and development. In August 2012, sales of the products for private users in Europe were transferred to Onkyo Europe based in Gröbenzell ; the distribution of professional products, including those of the Tascam brand, will continue to be carried out by Teac Europe in Wiesbaden .

In April 2013 the American Gibson Guitar Corporation announced that it would take over the majority of the Teac shares, which are previously held by the investor Phoenix Capital . This project was supported by the Teac management.

Product areas

Teac hard drive (external)

Consumer Audio (Teac and Esoteric)

Teac has been a supplier of hi-fi equipment in Europe since the 1960s . Today the high-end area is covered by the Esoteric brand .

Professional Audio (Tascam)

Tascam DM-24 digital mixer

Tascam (Teac Audio Systems Corporation Of America) emerged from the American branch of the Teac HiFi division in 1971 as a separate brand for recording and sound studio technology . Offers were u. a. the DAT recorders (DA 20 , DA-P1) for professional use and various multi -track recorders called Portastudio . They were initially based on compact cassettes (e.g. Portastudio 424 ), later also on other storage media, such as the data MiniDisc (MD-Data , in Portastudio 564) or today hard drives with USB interface (DP-02) and digital audio recorders with recording on permanent storage.

Information products

Teac CD-540E-038-U

In the field of computer technology, Teac u. a. known from the world's first 5.25 " floppy disk drive in 1978, which was also used on the C64 , for example .

Today, in addition to products for the PC sector, such as Blu-Ray recorders and archiving solutions , the portfolio also includes products for measurement data storage and data storage in the medical sector.

Web links

Commons : TEAC  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. teac.eu: Teac concludes strategic alliance ( Memento from March 25, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  2. stereo.de: Onkyo takes over Teac sales
  3. ^ Gibson Guitar Announces Agreement to Make Strategic Investment in Teac. Teac Europe, April 5, 2013, accessed May 5, 2013 .