Tascam 44 (early model) was sold with 3 different options.
One with attached DBX module DX-44
and second model was MX-44 microphone/line mixing module.
Third was plain as below here:
Features and controls:
Speed: 7-1/2 + 15. Pitch control, 6% up and down. Index counter with memory button for memory stop operation. Reel-size selector. Memory. When depressed, transport
will enter stop mode when counter
reads 9999 during rewind operation.
Function select buttons for each channel. Output select buttons for:
Input - Vu meter reads line input to recorder.
Norm - Used for all normal operation, recording, sync/reproduce
Meter reads input or head #2 play output
depending on setting of function
Monitor - 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 tape.
CUE lever. the latch position is provided
only for hand winding the tape to
find an edit point.
Transport Motion Controls:
6 micro switches. Also connection of RC-170 remote
on the backpanel.
1/4 inch tape, 4-channel, 4-track. Reel-size: 10-1/2 maximum. Speed Accuracy: 15 ips+-0,8 deviation. 7-1/2 same as 15 ips. Fast wind time: 120 seconds for 2,400 feet. Start Time: less than 0,5 seconds. Capstan-motor:DC motor, belt-driven capstan. Reel-motors: 2-AC eddy current induction motors. Head configuration: 3 heads. Dimensions: 17-1/4 Wide. 21 Tall. 12 Deep. Weight: 75 lbs. Frequency response:
15 ips: 40Hz-20kHz, 3+-dB.
7-1/2 ips: 40Hz-15kHz, 3+-dB.