mixer: Tascam M600?

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Sanoz0r

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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
 

Davedog

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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.
 

AudioGaff

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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.
 
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Sanoz0r

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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
 

AudioGaff

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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.
 

johnny riot

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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?
 

Luisam

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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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