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TASCAM X48 / is it stable now ? and does it sound like Radar 24
Old 2nd March 2008
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Question TASCAM X48 / is it stable now ? and does it sound like Radar 24

Hello all Gearslutz people

Is the TASCAM X48 stable now ? and does it sound as good or better than a Radar 24

Any comments from owners or users out there?

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Old 2nd March 2008
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Hello all Gearslutz people

Is the TASCAM X48 stable now ? and does it sound as good or better than a Radar 24

Any comments from owners or users out there?

Cheers

Radar has way better convertors than the Tascam. It sounds alot better than the Tascam
Old 2nd March 2008
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Radar has way better convertors than the Tascam. It sounds alot better than the Tascam
Have you compared them?
Old 3rd March 2008
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Have you compared them?
on the net
Old 3rd March 2008
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What? With MP3 files? Not a very accurate comparison. Although I would assume the Radar is the better sounding unit, I wouldn't positively say so without an accurate comparison.
Old 3rd March 2008
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Just to fan the flames a bit...if it sounds better with an mp3 comparison wouldn't the difference be even more dramatic in real life?
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Just to fan the flames a bit...if it sounds better with an mp3 comparison wouldn't the difference be even more dramatic in real life?
Not a valid comparison since there would be too many variables.
Old 3rd March 2008
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Who cares about converters and which ones are better? Other parts of the boxes make much more difference. How many times does this have to be said? Sheesh people, the MX2424 had top of the line AKM converters when it came out as well as a boat load of "high-end" opamps, coupling caps, etc. It sounded like CRAP. I changed my converters to the newest ones AKM had, only one generation apart, changed the opamps to the newest and fastest available and the box STILL SOUNDED LIKE CRAP. I hard wired the system and monitored through the inputs straight to the outputs which sounded GREAT, but when playing back the thing sounded like I had two towels over each monitor. Obviously the software had a lot to do with how the thing sounded and was surely the weak point of the unit. The actual converter ICs are so perfected these days that any of the better makes and models will work and sound very similar. The analog circuitry feeding them makes much more difference as does the bitstream processing that is done after them than the converters themselves.

Oh and just because of so much trouble that MX2424 put me through, I would never buy a Tascam product ever again let alone even considering testing/comparing anything they make.
Old 3rd March 2008
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HD24XR with Jim Williams Audio Upgrades mods is what you're looking for.
Old 28th March 2008
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Not Stable x-48

I`got my x-48 about 3 weeks ago and i have "big time" trouble with the machine. If i try to edit any recorded track the x-48 freezes, and i have to restart the machine. There`s impossible to zoom realy close in on a track.
I have tried to send mails to Tascam support in Germany but they say that they can`t help me out here and tell me to contact the Norwegian distributor. What kind of a anwere is that?
The machine was bought secondhand on eaby and came from USA and the Nowegian distributor dont like that.
I have tried to put in new memory and HD and it still won`t work.
I have software 1.04.
Can anybody help me out on this, or am i the only one with this problems?
Old 29th March 2008
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It sounds broken to me. I'm not seeing any problems like that. I'd send it in for service.
Old 29th March 2008
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Check Steve Remote's forum....
Old 29th March 2008
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x-48 was dead before it was born.
Period.
Why in high end forum
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