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Old 5th May 2013, 06:00 PM   #51
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I have a Nakamichi DRAGON & a Nakamichi 1000 II, & a Technics RS-9900US. Yeah, I use my home made cass. all the time. I refuse to play pre-recorded cass. on my Nak's though. They are just to dirty to use on Any high-end machine!!! I have a cheap double-cass to play my wife's Korean tapes.


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Old 5th May 2013, 06:43 PM   #52
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Ahem...! yes
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Old 8th May 2013, 01:29 AM   #53
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WooHoo! just got a new idler tire. time to work on my Nak been dragging in ff and rew.
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Old 20th January 2014, 10:05 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by katana1100
The best sounding prerecorded tapes were chrome, BASF chrome (not cobalt doped either). All of the MOFI cassettes were on chrome, from digital masters too.
I only get standard cassettes and I make sure its an analog transfer (I consider cassettes to be better quality (like records) being analog and I do not want compromised analog sound on my cassettes..)
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Old 20th January 2014, 10:11 PM   #55
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Fwiw, I haven't played any cassettes since I put my Dual C939 to rest. That deck had a pretty good drive system but it also had an achiles heel. The RCA in jacks were coupled directly to a pcb. And the action of plugging in and pulling out the RCA plugs tended to excercise the pcb in a destructive manner. to further ad insult to injury, that deck was impossibly complex to assemble/disassemble. In the end. not worth the bother.

At the time of purchase it was not a cheap deck either. So since then I haven't played any of my cassettes.
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Old 20th January 2014, 10:12 PM   #56
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I had an 8 track tape player up until a few years ago.
They could be fun. The tapes would sometimes unwind out of the front of the player.
I spent many a happy hour winding them back in.

The track changer metal foil at the start of the tape didn't always click the head to the next track. They sounded pretty good and I had fair collection of tapes.
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Old 22nd January 2014, 12:25 AM   #57
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Can someone tell me what a TD 1200 car head unit is worth these days?
I ran mine for 24 hours on a bench PS (FM) and a scope output check, and ran cassettes in both directions noticing the azimuth lights blinking ( to indicate high frequency correction)
so as far as I can tell. All is well. Sounds good hooked up to an old Audiomoble 450 car amp.
This is not the more desirable MK 2 version BRW


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