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Marantz PMD430

Stereo Cassette Recorder

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Marantz PMD430


Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.75 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record, 1 x playback, 1 x erase

Motor: DC servo

Tape Type: type I, Cr02, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, DBX

Frequency Response: 35Hz to 17kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 75dB  (DBX)

Wow and Flutter: 0.1%

Input: 70mV (line), 0.2mV (mic)

Output: 0.5V (line)

Dimensions: 227 x 50 x 165mm

Weight: 1.3kg


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Reviewed Feb 25th, 2012 by HighPosition

I have never found a more magnificent tapedeck. Some people argue it's the best portable cassette recorder of all time.

My favourite things about it are:

1. The switch to monitor the input OR off the tape as it's being recorded.

2. The amazing built-in limiter!

3. Controls all make perfect sense.

4. Durable as the sun.

5. Fine bias adjust!

It's true love 3 3 3



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re: PMD430

I brought one of these way expensive units for professional reasons about 17 years ago, it really is a quality and rugged unit, being able to run off batteries as well as a rechargeable pack option, pitch control, XLR mic inputs, limiter, 3 heads and it goes on.................Brilliant, still got mine and now use it play my Denon HD8 recordings (best tape ever made).

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