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    Exclamation The 8-channel, 4-buss, Fostex cassette multitracker

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    The Fostex 460. Rare & hardly seen. Not a bad looking unit, FWIW.

    I'll stop short of calling it a Portastudio, (Tascam trademark).

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    ... subtleties of sound make a difference to those who really listen.

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    Cool! Is that giant brick beside it the power supply???? Is it yours.?

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    Nice!

    Sure love to have a pic of that without the flash and without the bottom right corner cut off!

    Is there phantom power on that sucker too?

    Cheers!

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    Exclamation Not mine.

    The brick is the power module.

    It runs Dolby B and C, High & Low speeds. A pretty capable mixer with Aux Snd/Rcv patch points, (2) Aux Send submixes (1 mono & 1 stereo), and Solo.

    Neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Bob
    ... subtleties of sound make a difference to those who really listen.

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    Exclamation Phantom...

    WAIT! About 10th in a series of pictures, I see that it DOES have phantom power! (I guess I missed it in the 3rd photo).
    Surprise, surprise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Bob
    ... subtleties of sound make a difference to those who really listen.

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    Wow! Truly loaded then!

    Thanks for the info.

    Would have liked to add this one to the wallpaper thread but after doing an image search yesterday, I don't think that's going to happen any time soon.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Reel Person View Post
    The Fostex 460. Rare & hardly seen. Not a bad looking unit, FWIW.

    I'll stop short of calling it a Portastudio, (Tascam trademark).

    Did I miss something ? Is this for sale or something you are now
    the proud owner of ?
    Still learning the never ending process of recording

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    Very Cool. I've seen these for sale online before, but not too often. Very nice that it has Phantom Power, I'd always thought the Tascam 488mkII was the only cassette based Multitrack with it. The Eq Section looks great too. I assume this is a 4 track unit?

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    Exclamation There were 2 up on eBay this week.

    This one's still available:
    Fostex 460 Recorder Mixer | eBay

    It's a cassette 4-tracker. Maybe the best/most capable Fostex cassette multitracker ever made. YMMV.

    I don't own one. Some other day, maybe.
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    ... subtleties of sound make a difference to those who really listen.

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    Yeah, I saw that on the bay. Couple of things. I'm sure it's a fantastic unit , but I probably don't NEEEED another 4 track recorder at the moment. However, If I didn't have a few already, this would be a great model considering all of it's features.

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