Hey guys! I just joined tascamforums after purchasing a 488 Mk I I am totally new to the whole analog recording thing and am inexperienced in operating this machine with that being said I bought one with the original manual (thank goodness) and its served as a guide for beginning my journey into recording with a 488 and has given me enough know-how to perform basic recording functions. however there are some questions I just can find answers to and Im hoping someone on here can help. The main thing is when I record on the 488, playback and everything sounds totally fine. no problems there. however when I am done using the 488 and i take the tape out for playback in another tape player (just random sony and panasonic handheld cassette players/recorders) the tape is much slower....much slower The manual did mention something about the tape speed of the 488 but didn't really solve what to do. My friend records through a 424 and he doesn't seem to have a tape speed problem How do I record on the tape, and then be able to play back in other cassette players without my tape being all slow? I have no clue what to do. Any help is appreciated Thanks!