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Old 18th January 2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default FS: Sony K444 ES-II Tape Deck

Excellent Condition. An incredible tape deck. Note, this is the ES version revision 2. Top of the line deck before replaced by the 555.
I don't need a second deck any longer so selling this one.

$300

Features

Frequency response: Normal Type I 30-18kHz

Frequency response: CRO2 Type II 30hz -19kHz

Frequency response: Metal Type IV 30hz - 20kHz


Signal to Noise Ratio 60db, 72db using Dolby


Dolby: B, C.


2 Motors


Wow and Flutter Figure 0.04%

Weight: 7.1kg , 13.6 Pounds

Year of production 1988

Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Double Dolby NR Circuits
MPX Filter


Heads
3 Head Design

Manual Tape Calibration
Fine Level Tune
Fine Bias Tune

Tape
Manual Tape Equalization
Manual Tape Type Selection
Chrome Tape Capability
Normal Tape Capability
Metal Tape Capability

Transport
Direct Drive Capstan Motor
Auto Shutoff
Dual-Capstan Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading
Full Logic Transport Control

Exterior
Orientation Left

Operation
Full Logic Transport Control
Wire Remote Capability
Timer Recording/Playback
Memory Repeat
Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Record Mute
Full Logic Transport Control
Music Scan
Auto-Space

Preamplifier
Headphone Volume Control
Master Record Level Control
Connectivity
Headphones
RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
3-Digit Digital Counter
Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Multi Color Peak-Reading Display
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Old 23rd February 2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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Price lowered to $275 or best offer
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Old 23rd February 2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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I got a Sony 3 head deck (a TC-K690) at a pawn shop for $20.
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i got top of the line onkyo for $75
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Old 23rd February 2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for pointing that out. I may have it priced a bit high. But the K444 ES-II is a heck of a better deck than the 390. I'll take a reasonable offer but most have been selling from $200-350 on ebay this last year.
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