TASCAM 42B 1/4” 2 track broadcast grade open reel-to-reel tape player. Near mint condition unit completely refurbished by well known industry professional Soren Wittrup (CS Electronics). Tape handling electronics are his own design so that this device handles tape in similar fashion to a big Studer, in other words, it is extremely gentle on tape. Balanced XLR inputs/outputs only.
Unit also has a custom switch on the back which allows an external tape head preamplifier to connect direct to the playback head bypassing the internal playback electronics. Playback electronics are custom and will exceed most external head amps playback capabilities. This unit also has a high end Furutech IEC input on the back in place of the stock captive power cord. Physical aluminum chassis has been custom repainted, including the stand by Artisan Fidelity. The "TASCAM" sticker on the stand was removed, that is actually paint you see in the picture.
Stock glass fuses have been replaced with AMR Gold MK II fuses. The unit also includes the infrared remote control option which allows start/stop, (fast)rwd ~ (fast)fwd and library spooling in both directions. The factory stock standard yellow (read: old looking) meter lighting was upgraded to a custom blue lighting which appears more modern. The EQ is CCIR but can be internally switched to NAB. Soren worked out the circuit to add a switch so that it can be externally switched between the two EQ’s.
Transit will be rather costly due namely to size. Buyer must pay for insurance, packing, shipping and PayPal fees. A custom built wood shipping crate will be required to ensure safe transit.
High Performance Stereo Tape Recorder Tascam 42B
Professional Stereo Tape 2 track Recorder/Reproducer
Tape format: 1/4” width.
Track format: 2 Track 2 Channels 2 mm track width.
Reel Size: 10.5 inch.
Tape speed: 15 ips an 7.5 ips ± 0.2 %, may be varied ± 12%.
Wow and Flutter: < 0.08%. (weighted).
Heads: 3: 1 erase, 1 record and 1 reproducer.
Motors: 3: 1 for capstan DC Direct Drive PLL controlled, 2 for reels - Slotless DC motors.
Bias Frequency: 150 kHz.
XLR line inputs – balanced /unbalanced).
XLR mic inputs – 72 dbV (0.2 mV) 1kΩ balanced.
XLR outputs – 2 outputs balanced /unbalanced (switchable)
Headphone output: 100 mW /8Ω.
Record Level Reference: 0 VU reference, 250 nWb/m flux level.
Edit capabilities: edit each track and mixing between tracks with sync recording.
Distortion. <0.8% at 1 kHz. 0 VU.
S/N ratio: > 70 dB weighted, 100 dB with dbx processor.
at 15 ips: 30 Hz – 22 kHz ±2 dB at 0 VU.
at 7.5 ips: 30 Hz – 16 kHz ±2 dB at 0 VU.
Crosstalk: Better than 55 dB between adjacent channels.
Power requirements: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 80 W.
Dimensions: 432 x 505 x 272 mm / 17 x 19.9 x 10.7 inch
Net weight 32 kg / 70 lb 7.8 oz (70.485 lb
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