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Akai M8 reel to reel pres. worth anything?
Old 7th September 2004
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Akai M8 reel to reel pres. worth anything?

I own an old beat up Akai M8 reel to reel machine.

Here is an auction for one like mine:

I was wondering if anyone else has ever used the pres from this unit or a unit like it to any satisfaction. I am going to try this out and see if it is worthy of using them for at least a hit or miss outboard peice. I have found some recording studios online that list these int heir list of Mic pres. Any one have experience with these?

Old 8th September 2004
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nobody else using old pres like this?
Old 8th September 2004
I have an M-9

which is solid state but I love mixing drums through it

not sure if its the pre or the tape Im digging, because when I just monitor through the pres it sounds better.

Ive been eyeing those for a while too.

useless post I guess but hey its my first one!

let me knowwhen you try it!
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