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Nakamichi CR-1

Two Head Stereo Cassette Deck (1988-90)

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Nakamichi CR-1


The CR-1 cassette deck incorporates many aspects of the sophisticated technology developed for Nakamichi's upper range models.

In a simple and compact package, this deck delivers sound quality that rivals many of its peers.

Specifications are guaranteed, as each deck is painstakingly adjusted at the factory.

Outstanding basic recording and playback performance is complemented by attractive design and exceptional ease of use.


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/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: 0.06%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0%

Input: 50mV (line)

Output: 0.5V (line)

Dimensions: 430 x 100 x 265mm

Weight: 5.4kg

Year: 1988


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Reviewed Mar 01st, 2014 by tallyho63

Good basic Nakamichi entry level deck. Note!!! NAKAMICHI entry level as opposed to Sony or Pioneer Akai, Technics, Yamaha, Marantz, Sanyo etc. entry level decks.
Sound and build quality is still pure Nakamichi.



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