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    Teac Model 3 .... is it worth it

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    Hi everyone. I found a Teac Model 3 mixer on eBay and they are asking $795 for it, but I asked him what the bottom dollar he would take for it and he said $450, and also not sure if it works or not. It looks great, like brand new condition, but even $450 sounds a little high for a Model 3. Anyone ?
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    here: http://cgi.ebay.com/Teac-3-Audio-Mix...mZ230329230846 , 125 BIN bucks +SH

    as for question "is it worth it ?" , I'd say it depends on who you ask.
    I would not buy one for more than 50 bucks, but I would not sell one for less than 500 bucks. heh heh .... so it depends
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    Thx Dr ZEE ... you sound like me Also thx for the link to the mixer, think I will get that one. All I am wanting is another mixer to mic the drums. I wonder if the one you showed me actually works ... most of the jumpers are missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poor_boy_record View Post
    Hi everyone. I found a Teac Model 3 mixer on eBay and they are asking $795 for it, but I asked him what the bottom dollar he would take for it and he said $450, and also not sure if it works or not. It looks great, like brand new condition, but even $450 sounds a little high for a Model 3. Anyone ?

    It's a nice little board but only worth around $150.00 tops - in perfect condition. I'm talking market not usability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRuskin View Post
    It's a nice little board but only worth around $150.00 tops - in perfect condition. I'm talking market not usability.
    Yeah I kinda figured that. I have a Model 5B and just wanted this mixer to mic the drums. Thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poor_boy_record View Post
    Yeah I kinda figured that. I have a Model 5B and just wanted this mixer to mic the drums. Thanks for your input.
    The stock Tascam boards from that era, including the Model 3, aren't so swift when it comes to high transient information. IMHO, a Mackie would sound better.
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    Arrow I agree, $150 would be top dollar for that.

    It's a clean one, though!..........

    The Model 3/Model 5 are too old school for me. I'd go with the M30/M35, minimum,... literally the next-gen of the 3 & 5 boards, and I'd be thoroughly satisfied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Reel Person View Post
    It's a clean one, though!..........

    The Model 3/Model 5 are too old school for me. I'd go with the M30/M35, minimum,... literally the next-gen of the 3 & 5 boards, and I'd be thoroughly satisfied.
    If I could find an M30 or M35 I would love have one or the other but haven't had any luck yet So, guess I will have to do with the Model 5 and the Model 3 for now. I mean, I need something I can at least understand how to operate a little since I am still learning

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    Don't do it!!

    Be patient and keep looking. I bought my M-30 for $80. I found it on Craigslist.

    That's an outrageous amount to pay for that mixer when you can buy something MUCH more capable for less than $100.

    Stay local. Ebay prices are always unrealistic on used analog gear. You're paying for the hype more than you're paying for function.

    My $0.02, but I really hope you take heed. You'll save yourself hundreds of dollars and much frustration!

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    i got my M-30 for $75 locally.
    I see Model 3's going for under $100 all the time on my craigslist.
    whatever it is...i'm against it.

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