The New TP-1000 Tape Deck

Introducing the brand new TP-1000 reel to reel player by Analog Audio Design, a state of the art R2R player that combines a classic look and feel with modern technology and performance.

Analog Audio Design has been making waves with its brand-new tape player, the TP-1000. Blending modern technology with tried-and-tested methods from the past, this high-tech audio device is the result of four years of intensive development.

  • Wholly constructed from new components
  • Computer-aided design to augment transport & minimize distortion
  • AM Belgium made heads
  • Three-motors using DC "strain gauge" tape tension sensors motors
  • "Strain Gauge" tape tension sensors
  • Multiple touch screens
  • Remote control via iPad or iPhone
  • Includes an RJ45 ethernet connector for firmware updates
  • Two year warranty

Scroll down to learn more about the TP-1000 including price, feature details, specs, & FAQs, or click below to get yours today.

Introducing The New TP-1000 Tape Deck by Analog Audio Design

Classic Look & Feel ◦ Modern Technology & Performance

TP-1000 Reel to Reel Player
TP-1000 For Sale

About Analog Audio Design

Analog Audio Design is a French company has been making waves with its brand-new tape player, the TP-1000. Blending modern technology with tried-and-tested methods from the past, this high-tech audio device is the result of four years of intensive development. The company was founded by Christophe Martinez, an engineer boasting 25 years of experience in designing flight simulators, electronics, and firmware. He has brought his expertise to bear on the development of the TP-1000, which is being aimed at the high-end prosumer and professional markets.

About the TP-1000

As their first product, the TP-1000 is wholly constructed from new components, utilizing technologies such as computer-aided design and advanced testing tools to augment tape transport and minimize distortion. This playback-only machine has a unique blend of features, which we will delve into shortly. Analog Audio Design is also working on a record/play machine, expected to be released later in 2023.

Unique Features of the TP-1000

TP-1000 Head close up


The all important heads are from AM Belgium, the same company that inherited the head technical specs directly from Studer / ReVox when they shut down. 

The cylindrical shape with a large contact area reduces head wear and low frequency head bump. 

This design influences how the head wears over time, and with a parallel gap, the wear is far more consistent and resilient. The Playback head on the TP-1000 is the same as used on the Studer A800, A820, A810, A812, and A807.

Three Motor Design: 

The TP-1000 stands out as a three-motor machine using DC motors, all uniquely coupled by a belt and a flywheel to a modern design. Why? To reducing the cogging and flutter commonly associated with DC motors.

TP-1000 Strain Gauge

The Strain Gauge:

The TP-1000 uniquely features the use of "strain gauge" tape tension sensors, which measures the tension on the tape during play or fast-wind conditions. Tape tension is held to 0.5 grams and are read/corrected in less than one millisecond. This delicate care and handling of the tape maintain the media's quality, crucial when dealing with a valuable master tape.

User Interface:

Multiple touchscreens offering a plethora of setup options and round out the modern, highly intuitive design. The interface handles management of a comprehensive array of settings from spool speed to capstan speed, NAB or IEC, network information, tape tension, headphone output level, calibration settings, auto play, last play, track repeat, and more.

The TP-1000 offers the convenience of remote control via an iPad or Iphone. 

TP-1000 User Interface screen 1
TP-1000 User Interface screen 2
TP-1000 User Interface screen 3
Back of the TP-1000

Future Proofing:

The deck also includes an RJ45 ethernet connector, facilitating remote firmware updates.

What Buyers Are Saying:

Recent buyer Chris P. from London who owns both a Studer A810 and a TP-1000 (see photo of his set up) said of the machine's tape handling...


"The TP-1000 treats the tape with utmost care, unlike the Studer that's more akin to a Ford truck in its tape drive approach."

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TP-1000 FAQs

What deck models will Analog Audio Design release?

How Much is the TP-1000?

The TP-1000 retails for $27,000 USD + shipping (originating from Illinois).

It includes a hard case custom fitted for the TP-1000 to be used for transport.

Where can I buy the TP-1000?

Pro Audio LTD, (Tower Lakes, Illinois) is the exclusive distributor of the TP-1000 in the USA. (See contact link below).

How does the TP-1000 ship?

Each deck will ship via freight trucking from Illinois. The deck will be inclosed in a custom fitted hard case and the case will be strapped to a pallet. The hard case is included in the cost but shipping to the buyers location is not. 

Is there a warranty & support on the TP-1000?

The TP-1000 comes with a two year non-transferable warranty covering any defect or fault in construction and manufacturing and excludes typical items subject to wear like magnetic heads and belts. Full warranty information is available from Pro Audio LTD.

Where can I learn more about the TP-1000?

Be sure to check out our interview with Brian Tucker, the US distributor of the TP-1000. Brian is an interesting guy, he used to work for Studer/ ReVox, knows his stuff and even sold Price his first deck!

TP-1000 Mechanical Specifications


  • Tape: 1/4 inch (6.35mm)
  • Track Format: 2-track. 2-channel (DIN 0.106 inch, 2.7mm)
  • Max. Reel Size: 11.8 inch (30 cm)
  • Tape Speed: Switchable two speeds: 15 ips (38.1 cm/s) and 7.5 ips (19.05 cm/s)
  • Tape Speed Accuracy: Within +/-0.05%
  • Weight: 61.73 lbs. (28 kg)
  • Pitch Control Range: +/-100%, resolution of 0.01 ips
  • Wow and Flutter: 15 ips = <0.045% peak, weighted (DIN 45507) 7.5 ips = <0.090% peak, weighted (DIN 45507)
  • Wind Speed: Switchable three speeds = 2 m/s, 6 m/s, 10 m/s Wind Speed Control: 1 m/s to 12 m/s, resolution of 1 m/s
  • Capstan Motor: DC servo motor, belt drive Reel Motor: 2x DC motor, belt drive Dimensions (WxHxD): 466mm x 519mm x 305mm


  • Power Supply: Connector = IEC 3-pole
  • Voltage Range = 90 to 264 VAC
  • Frequency Range = 47 to 63 Hz
  • Power Consumption = 40 W maximum

Input 1:

  • Connector = XLR
  • Level, selectable = Balanced: +4dBu (in CAL)
  • Unbalanced: -10dBV (in CAL)

Input 2:

  • Connector = XLR (powered 48V)
  • Level, selectable = balanced -60 dBV (in CAL)
  • -40 dBV (in CAL)
  • Output:

    • Connector = XLR
    • Level, selectable = Balanced: +4dBu (in CAL)
    • Unbalanced: -10dBV (in CAL)
    • Headphone Output: 1.5 W maximum (8-ohm load)
    • Ethernet: RJ45 10/100Base-T for remote control and firmware update
    • IR Input: Infrared remote control


    • Equalization: NAB or IEC, switchable
    • Reproduce Record Level:
      320 nWb/m or 514 nWb/n, switchable
    • Frequency Response:
      15 ips = 30hz to 22kHz (+/-2 dB) at 0 VU
      7.5 ips = 30hz to 20kHz (+/-2 dB) at 0 VU
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio:
  • (THD-N, in CAL) / A-Weighting 15 ips = 71 dB / 78 dB 7.5 ips = 70 dB / 77 dB
  • Distortion: 0.8% or less at 1kHz, 15 ips
  • Channel Crosstalk: 60 dB or more
  • Interested in the TP-1000?

    Contact Pro Audio using the form below to get in touch about purchasing a TP-1000 or with pre-sale questions. Be sure to ask for the "TP-1000 RX Bundle" to get your free carbon fiber RX tape up reel.