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Nakamichi TA-1

High Definition Tuner Amplifier (1989)

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Nakamichi TA-1


Audiophiles recognize the virtue of simplicity. In the most esoteric equipment, less is considered better.

If this is true of components for which price is no object, how much more true of a basic receiver ? The TA-1 High-Definition Tuner Amplifier was designed in recognition of this principle.

To the greatest extent possible, unnecessary circuity was eliminated so that full emphasis could be placed where it belongs: on the creation of Nakamichi Sound.

Compared with ordinary receivers, the TA-1 stands alone as the affordable introduction to The Sound of Nakamichi.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 35 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 50kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 78dB (MM), 95dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 430 x 100 x 265mm

Weight: 6kg


1/1A/1E service manual   English - Boots

1/1A/1E schematics   English - Boots

brochure   English - Jeepo65

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re: TA-1

Just got a used TA-1a and it sounds good. I used to have the slightly older SR-2a which was also an entry level Nakamichi receiver. The TA-1a does not seem to have the Stasis amp technology. I did notice its a lot lighter and smaller then the SR-2a. Maybe that was from the Stasis amp. But it appears they used a lot of the same high end circuitry and power supply technology in this receiver as they did with their Stasis receivers. Anybody know what the major differences are in the Stasis amps compared to the TA-1a? Thanks.

re: TA-1

power amplifier is perfect about project with any possible frequency compensation has been used(otala ecc).

re: TA-1 remote

I'm trying to identify the correct remote control for this amp, the TA-1A... anyone know the model number written on the correct remote? Is there ANY correct OEM remote for this model, or did it come with no remote at all? Thanks!

re: TA-1 remote

Sorry, no remote will work as the TA-1 has no remote circuitry.

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