TEAC is one of four divisions of TEAC Corporation, a $200 million manufacturing company headquartered in Japan.

Since its founding in 1953, other divisions of TEAC have evolved into high-tech leaders in data storage devices, consumer electronics tools and industrial products, but TEAC has remained dedicated to making innovative products for capturing creativity in the field of music and audio.

During the formative years in the early '70s, the music scene was flourishing.
Musicians who wanted to showcase their talents and abilities to the recording industry needed a cost effective means to record their music.

However, most musicians could afford neither the expense of recording in a professional recording studio nor the asking price of professional recording equipment.

Realizing the dilemma facing these musicians, TEAC adopted a philosophy of manufacturing recording equipment that offered the uncompromising quality and durability of professional studio equipment while remaining affordable to everyone.