* Tascam 38 *

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The Tascam 38 is a 1/2 inch tape deck with 8-tracks for recording or playback.

TASCAM 38

Specifications:

  • Tape size: 1/2 inch, 1.5 mil, low noise high output tape.

  • Track format: 8-track, 8 channel,trackwidth 0.0039 inch (1mm)Reel Size: 10-1/2 Nab Hub adapators.

  • Tape speed: 15 + Pitch control variable 12 % + or -.

  • Speed accuracy: + -0.8 % devitation.

    ,li.Wow and Flutter: +-0.06 % peak.

  • Fast Wind Time: 100 seconds for 10-1/2 reel 2400 feet.

  • Start time: Less than 0.8 sec to reach standard wow and flutter.

  • Reel motors: Slotless DC motors.

  • Head configuration: 3 heads: erase , record,/reproduce x 2.
  • Line Input Impedance: 50 k ohms, unbalanced.

  • Maximum source impedance: 2.5 k ohms.

  • Nominal Input level:-10dBV (0,3V)

  • Maximum Input level: + 18dBV (8.0V)

  • Line Output Impedance; 1 k ohms, unbalanced.

  • Minimum load impedance; 10k ohms.

  • Nominal load impedance: 50 k ohms.

  • Nominal output level: -10 dBV (o.3 volt)

  • Maximum output level:+18 dBV (8.0 volt)

  • Bias frequency: 150 kHz.

  • Record level calibration: 0 VU reference: 250 nWb/m tape flux level.

  • Frequency response: Record/Reproduce: 40Hz-20 kHz,+-3dB at 0 VU.

  • 40 Hz-20kHz, 3+-dB at -10 VU.

  • Signal to noise ratio: at a reference of 1 kHz,at 13dB above 0 VU, 1000 Hz,250 nWb/m.

  • Headroom: recording amplifier-better than 25dB down at 1,000 Hz ,0 VU.

  • Connectors Line Input and Output: RCA jacks.

  • Extra option: Remote control RC -71. (multi-pin jack)

  • Punch in/out remote: RC-30 P. (phonejack)

  • DBX connection: Multi-Pin Jack.

    Lower part:Function select buttons:

    Switch between each track when recording.

    Output select buttons:

    Selects which of the three possible sources to feed the output jacks (rear panel) and the VU meter circuits.

    The LED above the buttons show selection:

    INPUT: Meter reads line input to recorder, tape signal will not be heard.

    SYNC:

    Used for normal operations, recording, sinc/reproduce and playback.

    Meter reads input on head#2,

    play output depending on setting of FUNCTIONS SELECT buttons.

    REPRO:

    Selects head#3. Meter now reads tape playback.

    Does not prevent recording on head#2.

    Used in set-up to check performance and record/play monitoring of the tape.

    3 heads: Erase /Record /Playback.

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