Three Head Dual Capstan Stereo Cassette Deck (1984-87)
The BX-300 incorporates a wealth of original Nakamichi technology such as the Discrete Three Head system, a Direct Drive Asymmetrical, Diffused Resonance Dual Capstan Transport etc.
The deck is designed to deliver outstanding performance in every basic aspect, while providing a reasonable choice of useful features.
Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck
Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo
Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s
Heads: 1 x record, 1 x playback, 1 x erase
Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan, 1 x mechanism
Tape Type: type I, Cr02, Metal
Noise Reduction: B, C
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 70dB (dolby C)
Wow and Flutter: 0.027%
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.9%
Input: 50mV (line)
Output: 1V (line)
Dimensions: 430 x 100 x 250mm
Accessories: optional remote control
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Reviewed Oct 14th, 2016 by Jack_loves_sansui
Fantastic deck.. Big, fat sound... top performer... = Nakamichi.. If you find one in good condition buy it...and then you can really enjoy analog sound from the tape...
Reviewed Jan 25th, 2016 by tim_ring
Bought one in the late 80s. Was the best (and last) cassette deck I ever had. With metal tape the performance was astounding, recordings of CD were indistuingishable from the original. I remember doing blind testing with friends switching between source and tape and no one could tell. Not used in a long time as digital recording has made cassette decks the most redundant/obsolete of all hi-fi subsystems (I use digital recording now and a laptop (with ODAC1) and an xDuoo-X3 now replaces original hi-fi cassette deck and portable tape solutions. Old amps/speakers live on but cassette decks and reel-to-reels are genuine relics.
Reviewed Nov 24th, 2015 by Michael E. Burke
A great old deck, that still performs quite well.