Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1983 - 1987
Speeds: 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Dimension: 18¼ . x 6¼ . x 20½ " (465 x 160 x 520 mm)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
# Motors: 3
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v
Frequency Response:40Hz-22kHz at 15 ips +-3dB
Wow and Flutter:.06 - 15ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:68 dB
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
Weight: 44.1 lbs (20Kg)
In 1983 Tascam introduced the 30 series of recorders.
The 32 was a half-track 10½ ” master recorder/reproducer using ¼” tape.
It featured two speeds (15ips (38 cm/s) and 7½ ips (19 cm/s), had a 12% pitch control, digital tape counter, cue capability & dump edit functions.
This was more of an entry-level machine and not designed for studio use. Decent sound at an affordable price.
Model 34 – was a four- track recorder with full frequency response in Sync Mode at an inexpensive price.
Model 38 was a half-inch, eight-track, 10½ ” reel-to-reel recorder with an introductory price of under $3,000 the Model 38 filled a niche for the serious entry level recordist.
Rewind speed: less than 90 sec for 10.5″reel, 2400ft tape / Speed adjustment: ±12% / Total harmonic distortion: less than 0.8% 1kHz, 0 VU, 250 nWb / m / Inputs: RCA, unbalanced / Outputs: RCA, unbalanced / External DBX option
Optional remote control RC-71F