Manufactured in the late 80's the 700 was never marketed in the UK, Tascam took the view that there were so many top end consoles being manufactured in the UK at the time they would not be able to find a market for their Flagship console in Great Britain.
The 700 has many facilities which are similar to those found on an SSL 4000 Series console, such as Global Mode Switching and the ability to switch the console on/off 8 modules at a time, 4 band fully parametric EQ with Variable frequency High & Low sections that can be switched between Peak/Trough & Shelving 2 mid sections with variable Frequencies and Q, plus variable High Pass Filter.
This console has 40 In Line modules, total 80 inputs, 32 Sub Groups & 12 aux buses including a stereo pair. The channel inserts can be switched in/out as well as being switched Pre or Post fader. As well as having 32 buses there are channel direct outputs. Mixing to stereo or Quad for surround. The console is very well equipped and includes features not usually found on mid priced consoles including Multi frequency Oscillator plus Pink Noise, 8 x 80 socket bantam patchbay, 3 monitoring Modes, superb frame including stand and even includes a drawer under the producers area.
A novel feature is the interfacing, all connections between the desk and patchbay are via Tascam D Subs this makes it very easy to integrate Protools into the system, no specialist wiring required.
Console length is 7 feet 10 inches long (239 cm) it can be reduced to 6 feet (180 cm) by removing the patchbay and making it remote. The depth is 3 feet 8 inches ( 112 cm )
Finally this is an extremely economic console which only draws an unbelievable 3 Amps. This console is currently installed in a studio in Bedfordshire and can be demonstrated by the owner. It is immediately available as the owner has just purchased a large 70's Raindirk console.