Opinions on Tascam 2524 console?
Old 28th September 2006
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Opinions on Tascam 2524 console?

I read some post on here a while back that the 2500 series Tascam boards are somewhat crappy. Can someone elaborate? And even so, what would be a fair price for a used, good condition 2524?
Old 15th March 2009
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Bump. I am interested to know myself, and also what the general consensus is on Tascam boards- did the quality of their mixers get better or worse from the 1990's onward, compared to the models I know such as the M308,312, 512, 520, etc.. of the mid-late 1980's.
Old 15th March 2009
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I had a 2416 back in the nineties. It was replaced with a Mackie 8bus. I was very happy when I got the Mackie. I never liked the EQ on the Tascam. The sound was allways a bit muddy. I couldn't get rid of that sound - perhaps it was my lack of experience at the time but I won't go back to a Tascam board.

jo
Old 15th March 2009
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The limitation of the 2524, IMO, is that it only had unbalanced line/tape ins.

The cool thing about the board is the line ins were actually nice DI's.

I remember the sound being pretty nice when I used it with a MSR-16 16 track 1" tape machine.
Old 15th March 2009
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The 2500 series was the worst board Tascam ever made. They turned it around completely with the 2600. The EQ's are 100 times better, the pre's are better, everything is better. But you do lose the midi muting.
Old 15th March 2009
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ok so it was a 2500 - anyway I didn't care for the following board too ...
Old 15th March 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by studjo View Post
ok so it was a 2500 - anyway I didn't care for the following board too ...
I liked the the M2600 better than a Mackie, especially the EQ which is actually very good.
Old 15th March 2009
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the Mackie EQ was more surgical for me and the overall sound was more open - whatever different tastes I won't go back to either board
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