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Stereo Cassette Deck

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Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

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

Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan, 1 x mechanism

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C, HX Pro

Frequency Response: 15Hz to 19kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 74dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.023%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.7%

Input: 80mV (line)

Output: 0.3V (line)

Dimensions: 435 x 133 x 333mm

Weight: 5.5kg

Accessories: remote cable



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Reviewed Sep 21st, 2019 by

I came across this in 2018 and paid €25 (in the Netherlands) which is too low. Internals seemed Ok, so did not tamper with them, and have been using this as my primary playback and recording deck.
It's well built, with some really practical features:
- dual capstan for smooth transport
- direct drive (less belts inside - it's not completely beltless)
- 3 head for monitored recordings

But what I like best: the digital peak call. You can do an unattended recording, come back after it has finished, press the 'Call'-button, and see the highest amount of dB in your recording in the display. If this is higher than expected, you can press the 'Time/Locate'-button AND the 'Max Rec Loc'-button (which is the STOP/EJECT-button), and the deck will rewind to the spot with the highest recording level for inspection! That's a very easy way to check your recordings.

The only nag on my deck is that the STOP/PLAY-button sometimes does REW, but seemingly only when the deck is 'cold'. Not a real problem, but a nag...

Reviewed Jul 05th, 2016 by

I purchased a clean one for $8 and it played fast. I found 2 bad caps on the board behind the DD motors bad & replaced them. After using it a while it is the best deck i have owed to this day since i have been into this hobby,1985.



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