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  • Hi Jp, just want to let you i've posted another question on the tr-808 which i really hope you can help me with, so if you get the time at some point have a read. The massive plus point is that i did what you said and i've got the 808 rocking out of both speakers, sounds awesome, just got a problem with hiss and buzz which is what i hope you can help with. Big big thanks for all your help so far, much appreciated - Simon.
    Hi, you probably want to ask this more widely. I don't know much about the A8's capstan system. That said, I would suspect the capstan belt of being slightly loose or something.
    I never really had much luck with my A8, to be honest... it was a bit too old and beaten up.

    The machine I replaced it with was a Tascam TSR-8 which uses 1/2" tape. Other machines to consider are the Tascam 38, the 388 and the Fostex R8 which was two generations after the A8.
    Hi JP. You helped me yesterday. Thx again. My fostex a8 lr plays for about 20 seconds and then stops. 1'st question- could the thicker tape be pulling too much and bringing it to a slow stall? Question 2- if I have to replace the unit do you know of a few other machines that record 8 tracks simultaneously (that's my key buying concern, price 800 American or less being next.) Anyway, if you can help I'd greatly appreciate it. Thx. Shawn
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