Sam Spoons wrote:My wife and I bought our first house in 1976 for £5000, at the time a Tascam 48 had a retail price of £6000.
Are you sure that was a 48?
I bought one in about 1988 having wanted one since they came out in around 1984 as I couldn't run to a 58. The 48 was about £3k new (in 1984) but mine was used and pretty high mileage though still in good nick, and cost £1200 for which I'd sold a Revox B77HS. I probably should've kept the B77 as it'd be worth more now than the 48. However I did trade it up (at least I thought at the time that it was a trade up!) to a Brennel Mini 8 1" machine which sounded pretty good but was possibly more use as a training device for tape machine maintenance and soldering!