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Studio mixer: Tascam M600?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sanoz0r, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. Sanoz0r

    Sanoz0r Guest

    Im currently looking for good mixer.

    This guy is offering me a 2nd hand Tascam M600 mixer (52frame,42inputs,16bus,8aux,many stereo tape and fx inputs) for quite a good price (about $1000). He tells me that they are really good mixers but arnt made anymore.

    Can any1 give me advise?

    thanks
    dave
     
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Pacific NW
    How good are you with a soldering gun and reading circuit prints?

    Nice highoutput and a bit 'grainy' pres.Eq is only decent for a large frame console.
    Thats a good price but like I said,can you solder? It probably will need recapping and if so you should put in the better parts and do a bit of an upgrade on the mic pres too.At which time it will sound fairly 'world class'...They are impressive to look at.
     
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    I spent some of my first years on the Tascam M600 along with a MS16. It is a real good (not great) sounding mixer with pro features. Beware of any mods that may have been done to it. Pull a few or all of the channel strips as well as the master section and see if it appears modified. This was one of those things that people hacked with mods to try to get it to perform better. Most of the time it was futile. $1000 is a great price, providing everything works well.
     
  4. Sanoz0r

    Sanoz0r Guest

    thanks guys

    When you say the quality is 'not great': is it not great for pro pro type recordings or just not great in general?

    dave
     
  5. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Great to me would be something in the SSL, Neve, API mixer league. The M600 is way better than the Mackie and it's cousins. The M600 was like a $10,000 or more board 15+ years ago. It was the Mackie of it's time.
     
  6. johnny riot

    johnny riot Member

    Hi, I just owend a tascam M 600 and I got a MSR 16 machine. How do I connect it. Sorry, never had a mixer with 25 pin connectors. Can you please help?
     
  7. Luisam

    Luisam Member

    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    Hi ,This is my first visit to this forum and I will be asking the same question all over till I can solve the situation. I need the manual for the Tascam M-600. Or learn how to hook up all them patch bays. Thank you very much.

    George
     
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