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Old Tascam Boards

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by stuckinamerica, May 16, 2005.

  1. When I was younger (back before I was even a recording noob) I bought 2 Tascam 8 Channel Boards TEAC style from a church. I played with them for a day or 2 then off to ebay they went. I think they had a decent sound but I can't say for certain. Anyone have an opinion of their preamps? Compared to Firepod pre's or entry to mid level external pre's? How about any other older boards?

    Thanks
    Justin
     
  2. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    i have a tascam m35 8x4x2 they sound good mut there is no phantom power. other then that there are just as good if not better then any other small board.
     
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    I have owned and/or used several "older" models of Tascam boards over the years. There was a time when that was THE
    only board you could get for a "home studio". My first "semi-pro
    project studio" had a Model 10 monstrosity ( it used fishing line to
    operate the rotary faders via a slider!) and an Model 35 as a sidecar mixer. These were revolutionary mixers back then, but technology moves forward, and compared to most mixers on the market today,
    they don't really measure up. Input gain/noise specs, output headroom, not to mention features like aux sends and EQ, are much more advanced today. When we finally replaced the 10 with a Ramsa WRX, the audible difference was dramatically improved:
    cleaner, quieter, better transient response, extended lows and highs...
    Then again, the Ramsa didn't hold a candle to my next board, a Neve Melbourne ( relax, it's a broadcast production desk), and now it's technology is 30 years old! Bottom line is that the Tascams were designed as a cost-effective mixer many years ago, and they really don't get better with age!
     
  4. cool

    Thats what I needed to know. Just was hoping there would be another sought after board like the pm1000 out there that was still a secret! Hey I'm poor!

    Thanks
    Jusitn
     

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