Professionally refurbished TASCAM 42B-NB 1/4" 2-track 2 channel half track mastering and on-air broadcast recorder/reproducer. Unit has been thoroughly tested and is fully functional, but had been poorly stored and has visible cosmetic issues.

This unit was refurbished at the world renowned Professional Audio Design and is dependably functioning within original spec. Brand new Athan double bearing rollers have been installed (see photos). Cosmetic issues include missing Mic and Line In knobs (controls are present and fully functional), missing cover rings at edges of reel tables, one missing foot on back of unit, visible scuffs and small spots of surface corrosion (see photos). Sale includes a copy of the shop receipt detailing work performed, and new owner is covered in the event of any unexpected issues.

Ships worldwide, or local pickup can be arranged. Quoted rate for international shipping is for Australia, the furthest destination from my location in the USA. Please inquire for a quote for the shipping cost to your particular international address. Unit will be double boxed in new, double walled shipping cartons, and fully insured with Reverb Safe Shipping. Keep in mind that the package will be large, delicate and heavy, and may be a substantial added expense.

From the user manual:
Reel size: 5, 7 or 10-1/2 inches with hub adapter.
Tape speed: 7.5 or 15 IPS.
Speed accuracy: +-0,2% deviation
Pitch Control: +-12%
Fast wind time: 120 seconds for 10 inch reel, 2400 feet
Spooling wind time:400 seconds for 10 inch reel, 2400 feet
Tape drive system: Direct drive 3 motors.
3 heads: erase/record/reproduce x 2.
Tape Cue: Manual and automatic (RTZ and STC)
Motion sensing: 0,5 sec.+-0,15 sec. delay time stop for next motion, tension servo system.
Mounting: Standard 19 inch rack.
Compatible remote control(s): Basic transport function (RC-71) plus 10-point location (AQ-65)
Dimensions: 17 Wide.197/8 Tall.10 3/4 Deep.
Weight: 71 lbs.
2 microphone inputs XLR connection
Output L+R XLR connection or RCA.
Connection for DBX unit (Tascam DX-2D)
Punch In/Out Remote connector.
Headphone jack on face panel.
Output 100 milliwatts into 8 ohm stereo headphones.
Adjustable volume Bias Frequency: 150khz.
Frequency response -
 Record /Reproduce: 15 ips: 30 hz-22khz,+-2db at 0 VU. 30hz-24khz,+-2db at-10 VU.
 7 1/2 ips: 30 hz-16khz,+-2db at 0 VU. 30 hz-20khz,+-db at 10 VU.
Sync/reproduce: 15 ips > 30 hz-22khz,+-2db. 7-1/2 ips > 30hz-18khz,+-2db.

Listed9 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
  • 42B 1/4" 2-Track Reel to Reel Tape Recorder
Made In
  • Japan
  • Analog
  • Solid State
  • Desktop Standalone
Number of Channels
  • 2

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