Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › looking for a cassette deck
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

looking for a cassette deck

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

i'm looking for a cassette deck to play some tapes i have lying around, 3-head or 2-head is fine (i don't do much recording to warrant the potential added expense of a 3-head deck), preferably something late so it's still likely to be mechanically intact, should have all the regular line in/line out jacks, would like it to be a dual cassette deck with autoreverse and dolby B/C/HX, and a relay function that can play tapes back to back on both decks

 

any suggestions for something i can find cheap on ebay?

post #2 of 7
Funny this thread arises today. I've been listening to my Dragon after a long time of ignoring it. kd lang's "Ingenue" sounded pretty stunning. Nothing less than the CD version.

EBay is a crap shoot with cassette decks. My suggestion is to try Salvation Army stores and bring a pair of headphones and some cassettes to test whatever you find. I bought a Nakamichi BX1 (basic) for $20 not too long ago as well as an excellent HK TD-4400 for about as much. Was lucky that after a head-cleaning and demag they both play perfectly. Frankly, since I grew up coveting the damn things (yes, I am old) when I couldn't afford them, it's a sentimental collection. I still own many surprisingly good-sounding tapes.

Good luck.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

i was told that nakamichis were EQ'd wrong (and not by some average joe; a guy who's been working in hifi for over 40 years)? anyways, if i wasn't gonna to go an actual store and get one off ebay, are there any specific models? (funnily enough i have the hk3500 from around the same era, a really nice stereo receiver)

post #4 of 7

Wow a tape deck now there's a stroll down memory lane.

post #5 of 7
I would probably try asking the folks at http://www.audiokarma.org/ and also check the buy/sell there.
post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by revault View Post

i was told that nakamichis were EQ'd wrong

I have never heard this. "EQ'd wrong?" What does that mean? Considering every pro studio back in the old days used Naks or Tandbergs, I don't have any idea where this EQ info came from.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

ah, well, i didn't think to ask more about it

but i've heard naks are pretty good. if i can find one cheap is it worth picking up?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › looking for a cassette deck