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NAD 6300

Monitor Series Cassette Deck (1987)

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NAD 6300


Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.75 cm/s

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

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C, HX Pro

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 20kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 72dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.025%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0%

Input: 40mV (line)

Output: 0.5V (line)

Dimensions: 435 x 271 x 122mm

Weight: 5.9kg

Accessories: remote control

Year: 1987



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Reviewed Apr 12th, 2016 by TBL

I am rating this deck an 8 out of ten, noticing it does not have outboard level and bias trims aided by oscilators. Had ot been without the Dyneq, it would have been a 7. By contrast, my Nakamichi 582 and 582z would earn a 9 from me, exactly for their level amd bias trims and oscillators.

That is all generalization by a marking scheme. In practice, it is very noticeable how easy it is to get excellent, not just good, sound from the NAD 6300. Exactly for its lack of outboard trim pots, popping in a TDK SA, one of its recommended tapes for recording, you get what this deck was there for. The idiot's perfect high end cassette tape deck. Full stop. Dyneq and Dolby HxPro seem to do their jobs without interfering with each other, allowing recording levels at +5dB on TDK D, and so this deck achieves great dynamics on SA while respecting strong highs levels.

Another comment I have is: this is a rock band's perfect partner for cassette tape recording.

Reviewed Apr 10th, 2014 by el magnifico 09

A very good machine for the money. You can find this model in the used market for a very cheap price. Sonically speaking, is a very neutral machine with a heavy bottom that perhaps it's it forté. The playtrim do what it's suppose to. It's not as accurate as a manual azymuth adj. as in some Nakamichis, but that wasn't its main objective anyway. Comparing it to the heavies, Revox, Nakamichi,Teac Z series & Tandberg I couldn't say that it is the ultimate machine but definitely holds its own vs machines costing twice. Nice highs, in part due to the playtrim feauture help, but other machines exhibit a definitive wider soundstage and focus. For the price, the 6300 and the Aiwa AD F800 could be the best bargain in the used audio market for those looking to play their old cassettes again or as an entry level deck. You wouldn't be dissapointed.

Reviewed Mar 15th, 2014 by raimolainen

Excellent !

Reviewed Feb 26th, 2014 by luckyx02

The NAD 6300 was simple the best deck I ever heard ! And I own Dragon, Revox B215, Pio CT-F1250, all in better then new condition. The 6300 are unique ! Never heared such detailed highs without any compression !. The Bottom are clearer as glass and deeper like the ocean. You will not found one deck, even not a Tandberg who sound better !
Its tfor me he end of 40 years searching for the best sounding and recording deck. It is tsimply he best in ultimo ratio !



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re: 6300

I bought this deck on a flea-market about a week ago.
It is in excellent condition, looks brand new. I am aware of the deck´s "play trim" feature so I wanted it for playing my collection of tapes from the 80 - ties and transfer them to CD.
It plays the old tapes perfectly, just out of curiosity I tried to record with the deck.
I was surprised by how good it sounds...Even with rather "cheap" tapes.
Truly excellent machine !

Thanks for the manuals and the review !

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