Good looking, solidly-built, flexible 8-channel mixer. Sounds great.
Working well. Will be serviced before shipping. Lead time is approximately 20 working days from purchase.
Teac Tascam Series Model 3 for sale. Essentially a smaller Model 5.
Eight channel mixing desk serviced and working well. Has plenty of useful features including a flexible 2-band EQ, Tamura transformers and inductors in every channel and direct outputs per channel so you can use them as a preamp. Overdrive on these is great, and routing a signal through two channels in series effectively gives you a 4 band EQ as well.
This mixer is supplied serviced. All sliders and connections are currently working well. Some crackle can develop, especially with lack of use. This should clear with use or with some switch cleaning spray (we recommend DeOxit).
Below is the introduction from the manual (taken from HiFiEngine.com where you can find the full manual – registration is free):
Fulfilling the needs of people with more talent than money is the fundamental premise on which TEAC Tascam Series recording gear is built.
So we designed the Model 3 to be as versatile as possible. With the right combination of features and functions for home or studio recording, PA or disco mixing.
The Model 3 just about does it all. You’ll find it a surprisingly functional mixer.
It is manufactured in our professional products division, and incorporates the same design philosophy as the highly successful TEAC Tascam Series Model 10 mixing console.
Many of the parts, circuits, and production assembly procedures are the same.
Also, the design alternatives that were chosen for cost purposes were exhaustively researched and tested to avoid any compromise in performance.
Full Teac Tascam Model 3 manual (registration is free)
Condition of the unit for sale is very good overall. There are some oxidation spots around the bottom of the face around the faders. All knobs, faders and switched are intact. Woodwork has wear to the edges, but this is mostly on the bottom. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.
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.
Another of these in action in our studio…
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Really (really) getting into these Teac mixers. Made some apocalyptic sludge-hop at the weekend. Outstanding overdrive and EQ generated by routing the KR-55 through two channels of the Model 3 in series. Sub wobble and dystopian growl achieved by glitchy, jittering triggering of the Syncussion due to trying out routing the beat through a Maxon Flying Pan (stereo panning phaser). Space Echo on Space/Echo duties on the beat and one voice of the Syncussion. DFAM reined in for this pass. /Gid . This Teac Model 3 is available now, as are all the other things mentioned above (except our DFAM!). See the site or message.
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