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Tascam PB664 patchbays- how to configure
Old 27th May 2006
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Tascam PB664 patchbays- how to configure

g'day folks,
just wondering if anybody out there uses Tascam PB664 Patch bays and knows how to change them from normalled to half normalled, open etc.
I scored a bunch of them from the radio station i worked at a few years ago and I'm in the process of hooking up everything in my studio through them. I had manuals for them once upon a time but lost them long ago.
Anyone know?
Old 28th May 2006
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Each section of 8 jacks has a separate card. You can access the card by removing the hold down screws. When you remove the card you will see a set of 8 small jumper connectors of 3 pins each. There is a silkscreen indicating that if a jumper plug is inserted it will be normal, half-normal or open. You will need the set of wires to fit the connectors to run from your top to bottom bay if you need to connect as a normal or half-normal. I still have my pb664's in use. I also have the manual. I can make you a copy. It's only a handful of pages. I can send them out to you. E-mail me at [email protected] if you need them.


Old 15th November 2011
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patch bay pb-664

would you have a few extra you would like to sell ---i have a m-600 tascam which is brand new and have never been able to use since it requires 10 pb-664 to completely set up but can be use with 7 if that is all you have---I have none at all--and could not afford to buy new ones from tascam i have had it since 92 and is still wrapped up--so if you could help me out I would like to fix it up for my son
Old 15th November 2011
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Wow, blast from the past. This thread is from 2006. I have since sold all the patch bays sorry. Good luck in your search.
Old 8th August 2013
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hello to all,
i just managed to get and old tascam m600 and have a little trouble on how to configure the patch bay, maybe , chuckj , if you are still in the forum and still have the manual of the pb664, it would be such great help...!
i may email you as well...
can't wait to get this console running !
thanks to all
Old 20th September 2013
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I'm looking for parts for an m-600 - junk channel strips I can cannibilize for knobs pots etc. let me know if anyone has one of these old boards and wants to get rid of some parts.
Old 25th November 2018
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Hello Chuck, I just bought a used PB664, is it possible to have the manual, please? I can't find it anywhere! Thanks in advance. Claudio
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