Clean example. Supplied serviced and ready to use.
If this listing has sold we usually have one available for preorder. We may also have other models (M-216, 106 etc) waiting for work so please get in touch if you don’t see what you need.
Classic 1980s mixer giving you eight channels of analogue joy. Looks great. Sounds great. Direct outs added to all channels.
Serviced, modified and ready to ship!
Tascam M-208 8-channel mixer for sale, modified with direct out sockets for every channel (details below).
Supplied serviced including recapping of power supply and cleaning of all pots, sliders and switches. Defective parts are replaced with original spec parts from another donor mixer. Some crackly may be possible after a period of not being used but this should clear.
See photos of the top and rear panels for information on the functions and connections available.
Sound-wise these are, as you might expect from their era and high quality manufacture, great. Warmth and character are instantly added to whatever you put through, the overdriven sound is lovely, and the 4-band EQ gives excellent control.
DIRECT OUT MOD: We add Direct Outs on all channels. The 8x Tape In RCA sockets you see in the photos will be replaced with 1/4″ jack sockets for the outputs. They’re post-fader (so post Pre/EQ), effectively parallel to the pan pot and effect bus control. This means you get the benefit of the level off the post fader op-amp – less likely to affect the overall bus output, and a more user friendly level out of the direct outs. Plus, you get the bonus of being able to drive both the Pre op-amp, and the Bus op-amp to get a harder driven signal if that’s what you’re into… (It’s also where the M-30 and Model 3’s direct out comes from, so will react similarly).
NOTE: All the XLR outputs on these are set up for US pin configuration and cannot be switched. For UK/EU use you will need six XLR pin hot switchers. Let us know if you need assistance sourcing these. They are not expensive.
Excellent. It has a some scuffs on the plate below the faders but that’s about it. End panels are in great condition with just some wear to lower edges / rear corners. See photos for more information.
For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.
100v Japanese model. For customers on 220/240v supplies we will supply a high quality step-down transformer free of charge with your purchase - let us know if this is not required. On North American mains (115/120v supplies) this unit will run without a transformer (we run all our tests using 120v power); however, a step-down transformer is recommended for extended use. We do not recommend using cheap, generic Chinese mains transformers - please ask if you have any questions about powering this unit.
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How we add a direct output modification to the classic Tascam M-208 and M-216 mixers. Adding this mod allows the wonderful character of the channels to be accessed more easily and connected individually to your DAW.
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