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Marantz 5010

Stereo Cassette Deck (1978-80)

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Marantz 5010


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.75 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 1 x DC servo control

Tape Type: type I, FeCr, CrO2

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 40Hz to 16kHz  (Cr02 tape)

Wow and Flutter: 0.12%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.8%

Semiconductors: 21 x transistors, 3 x IC, 23 x diodes, 2 x LED

Dimensions: 440 x 146 x 297mm

Weight: 6.7kg

Note: optional walnut veneer cabinet


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Reviewed Jul 21st, 2017 by pawel_dud

Very good sound and warm bass.



re: 5010

Hi everybody,
I'm trying to adjust the speed on my 5010, because it runs slighly too fast.
I can't find any screw or anything to adjust it, can someone help me ??
Thanks everyone

re: 5010

Hi there ,
There is a hole at the back of the dc motor for adjustment , use small screwdriver for that.

re: 5010

Has anybody changed the belts inside this model it looks very complicated I started to unscrew one of the screws holding the wheels in but realised there are other belts deeper into the mech. Any help or YouTube vids out there ?

re: 5010

I have done a full replacement on my 5010. First find a supplier of belts and idler wheels. Then without a manual you should set up a video camera to film your every step and give a comprehensive commentary. Mark or number each component and get replacements. If you've done it properly then replay the video on a monitor, work carefully, and re-assembly shouldn't be too hard. I am not an engineer or technician but my tape deck now has another 30 years of life!

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