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Fostex X12 4-Track Cassette Multi-Track Recorder

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Fostex X12 Cassette Recorder

Easy Operation
Once recorded, your tracks can be mixed using the 4 level faders, placed on the stereo stage using the independent pan controls, and monitored on headphones or via the RCA pin line output. Separate L/R line outs means the X-12 can be connected to a Hi-Fi, powered speakers, or standard 2-track cassette deck for final stereo mastering of your composition. Great care and attention has been paid to the design and usability of this compact unit to ensure easy and simple operation straight out of the box. Just plug in the power cord, pop in a C90, connect your instrument or mic, select a track, press record, and start making music.

Hiss-Free Recordings
And, being Fostex, you have the tools to ensure great sounding music, too. Hiss-free recording is all about getting the most out of the available headroom on the tape. In short, you need to maximize the input gain of your instrument or mic without overloading. Too little gain and you get an excess of hiss, too higher gain, and the signal will distort. To achieve the best balance, the X-12 features a low-noise mic/instrument input with the addition of a rotary gain control and an illuminated level meter. By adjusting the gain whilst watching the meter you can achieve the best signal to noise ratio. Aiding quality still further is the new tape transport which has been re-engineered from previous models and includes a larger flywheel which enhances reliability, ensuring consistent recording quality.

Musical Sketch Pad
Highly portable and robust the new, low-cost Fostex X-12 Multitracker is a blast to use, has the tools you need and looks pretty cool too. For grabbing inspiration when it comes nothing beats it.

Features
Easy operation
Rec Track Select button makes it easy to select the desired recording track
Ultra clear illuminated input level meter
Professional-feel cosmetic design

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Fostex products.
Mixer Section
Input:
Connector (x1): 6mm PHONE jack
Input Impedance: 20k ohm or higher
Reference Input Level: -50dBV to -10dBV
(adjustable with the GAIN knob)
Line out (L, R)
Connector (x2): RCA pin jack
Output Load Impedance: 10k ohm or higher
Reference Output Level: -10dBV

Phones:
Connector (x1): 6mm stereo phone jack
Output Load Impedance: 16 ohm or higher
Maximum Output: 10mW (at 32 ohm)

Recorder Section
Recording Tape Less than C-90
(TYPE II/HIGH position)
Record Tracks: 4 tracks, one direction
Tape Speed: 4.76cm/s
Heads:
Rec/Play: 4-track, 4-channel recording/playback
Erase: 4-track, 4-channel erase
Frequency Response
Mixer section: 20Hz - 20kHz
Recorder section: 40Hz - 10kHz

Physical
Power Supply: Fostex AC Adapter, AD-12A
DC12V (12 - 16V), 8W
Weight: 1.1 kg (excluding AC adapter), approximately
Dimensions (H x W x D): 65 x 275 x 177 mm
Accessories Supplied: Owner's manual, AC adapter
Fostex Warranty ´╗┐Fostex offers a warranty of 1 year for parts and 90 days labor.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-994-4984
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Simple and affordable.Great scetchpad."
Sound: Im glad i bought this before i read the reviews.It sounds great in my crate g20c xl.The only problem i had was when i used the built in chorus of my amp.It didnt record well at all.Thats where i got the wobble recording that other users are describing.Me being patient i went back in the room and used my boss metal zone and regular sustain channel through my trusty crate and low and behold it worked great.My singer heard my recording on the phone and commented that it sounded professional.Bottom line:Theres a warranty and its affordable so use your own judgement. Feature: It has the basic tools to record.the 4 tracks are so easy to figure out that my 2 yr. old could do it.I wouldve liked more options but then again i couldnt afford any higher.The features in the fx12 are getting the recordings to my singer to write over and thats all i need.DONT FORGET TO GRAB HEADPHONES.I wish they wouldve came with it. Quality: For the price i give it a 10.I think if i keep using it at home and take care of it i wont have any problems.I dont see anything that would break easy.Maybe if you drop it but its built well. Value: Its well worth the price.It beats out buying used ones that could have problems. Manufacturer Support: Any problems ive had were taken care of. The Wow Factor: I wanted more but again i couldnt afford more.It looks and sounds great. Overall: Overall for what im doing with it i love it.Im not gonna use it for a full band recording but to do little tracks for the other band members so they have something to go by,its perfect.I gotta add the lightning fast shipping and easy to use checkout.
Style of Music: alternative
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "GREAT for what it is"
Sound: For tape quality this thing has really good sound...not much fuzz or hiss. Feature: The only things this lacks are effects and an undo button haha. I think it should come with a 4-track tape too. Quality: This thing really is cool looking. It doesn't look like it would break very easily. Value: If tapes weren't out-dated this could be worth more... Manufacturer Support: haven't needed it The Wow Factor: I saw this an wated it immediately...only $100..nothing much but enough to make a demo.. Overall: This thing's great! I expect to use it for a while. note: it DOES playback when recording another track
Style of Music: Rock
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