Hello-It wasn't stated if the noise is found in one channel or both. The 
trick is to work backwards in the circuit and reach the point where the 
noise is introduced . A signal tracer would find the issue.

Ceramic capacitors are usually stable for the life of the unit. I would look 
for an electrolytic coupling capacitor that might have dried out - and if 
individual transistors are used in the circuit, then replacements are likely 

Integrated circuits would possibly be more problematic, but that's where a 
parts donor could solve the problem.

If the problem affects both channels, then a power supply issue could be 
causing it. - Mickey

Mickey Clark
M.C.Productions Vintage Recordings
710 Westminster Avenue West
Penticton BC
V2A 1K8

-----Original Message----- 
From: Lou Judson
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 11:38 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] TEAC A-2340 "white" noise

Sorry, just noticed the “white” in the subject…
Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio

On Sep 28, 2018, at 9:32 AM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> If you want a response, you should add it to the reply to field! :-)
> What sort of noise? Steady state white noise? Crackly irregular noise? 
> Hard to believe he can’t trace it; at some point it is there and before 
> that point it isn’t. Is it in playback, source monitor, or both? If on 
> playback, it could be the source/tape switches, that happens on my Sony 4 
> track sometimes.
> I think - not sure - that a deck of that vintage can have compoments 
> replaced on all the boards individually; not needing complete board 
> replacement… and there are units on ebay for $149 to 600 which you could 
> get as a parts donor…
> Best luck!
> <L>
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
> On Sep 28, 2018, at 9:03 AM, 6295LARGE <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hello everybody.
>> I have a TEAC A-2340  which has a noise that my repair guy cannot fix. 
>> He's
>> been in the business for some 35 year, but cannot trace this noise to its
>> source.  He said it might be the board which no one can fix or replace.
>> Does that make sense?  Can anyone suggest a solution?
>> Thanks.
>> Ben Roth
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