Tascam Portastudio 488 Vintage 8 Track Cassette Tape Recorder Multitrack Mixer

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  • Regular price $844.00


Tascam Portastudio 488

Add some nice grainy tape sound to your mixes with this rare and vintage 8 Track cassette tape recorder from Tascam. 


  • This is a used unit.
  • This 488 has been professionally serviced. This included brand new belts, deep clean and a full adjustment and service of tape drive mechanism and diagnostics. 

  • This machine has been tested and is ready to go at home or in the studio.

  • Cosmetically this unit is in good condition. It shows some general wear from use over the years like some small marks, nicks, scratches and scuffs. There is nothing major at all. Please see all photos. 

  • This unit has been converted to 240V. This means it is ready to plug and play within Australia. If you are an international buyer please ensure you have the correct step-up transformer for your country. 


  • Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck
  • Track System: 8-track, 8-channel
  • Tape Speed: 9.5 cm/s
  • Heads: 1 x 8-track record/playback, 1 x 8-track erase
  • Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan, 1 x aux
  • Tape Type: CrO2
  • Noise Reduction: DBX
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz to 14kHz  (Cr02 tape)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 90dB  (DBX)
  • Wow and Flutter: 0.04%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.3%
  • Input: 300mV (line), 3mV (mic)
  • Output: 0.3V (line)
  • Dimensions: 490 x 125 x 392mm
  • Weight: 7kg


If you are in a remote area you may incur extra fees. 

International import tax, duty, vat, custom fees or any other charges are not covered by us, nor included in the shipping fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer.

Return Policy:

Returns will only be accepted for manufacture defects / faulty items. Please contact us if you have any problems with your purchase and we will strive to work it out with you.

Please contact us with any enquiries and check our other listings for more vintage tape machines, pro audio and synthesisers.