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Tascam TSR-8

1/2 inch 8-Track Recorder / Reproducer (1989)

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Tascam TSR-8


Recording is an art as well as a science.

As a result, your finished product may be judged more by artistic criteria than technical performance.

Art is the province of the artist and Tascam can make no guarantee that the TSR-8, by itself, will assure the quality of your work.


Track system: 8-track, 8-channel, stereo/multi channel system

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: 10.5 inch reel

Equalization: IEC, CCIR

Tape speeds: 15 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.06% (15 ips)

Frequency response: 40Hz to 20kHz (15 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 68dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

Crosstalk: 82dB

Input: 300mV (line)

Output: 0.3V (line)

Dimensions: 432 x 400 x 256mm


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re: TSR-8

Thanks Boots!

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Thanks for posting this! Awesome. I always need to review how to auto punch in/out after I haven't used my machine in a while. Rock n' roll!

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Thanks Boots!!!!!!!!!!!! All the best!

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Thanks Guys-Now I can test the Baby-Hot Stuff!

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I uploaded the Operations/Maintenance Manual (Service Manual).

Manual for TSR8

Just wanted to thank you for the download.
I had feared I may not be able to get my hands on the manual....so you've spared me a lot of angst!

Tascam Manual

Thanks Hifi Engine, This manual came in so handy.

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Zo kan het ook blijkbaar. Eerlijk zullen we alles delen!


Tascam TSR-8

Many Many Many thanks for making the manual available!!!

Tascam TSR-8 Calibration procedure??

Thanks for the operation manual! Does anyone have a line on the full on Service manual, schematics and the calibration procedure for each of the eight record / reproduction cards??

Tascam TSR-8 manual

I downloaded the operations manual today for a friend who has a "home" recording studio. He is encountering problems with the rewind (pinch roller) on the TSR-8 machine.
He is wondering where he might obtain a service manual and also if necessary purchase parts.
Many thanks for making the manual available.

thanks for the post.. i just

thanks for the post.. i just obtained one of these from a relative and i just wanted to know if anybody had some insight about calibration for this machine.. thanks again.

Tascam TSR8

Thanks for manual and the great web site.

TSR-8 Manual


many thanks for making it available

Tascam TSR-8

Do you have a service manual or instructions on how to replace the real hub? Thanks.

TSR-8 Manual

I really appreciate you making this available. If I come accross anything vintage that others may benefit from, I will try to share it on here.

Tascam TSR-8 Manual

Thanks for making this available. I have been looking for it for a while.


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