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Nakamichi 1000 Tri Tracer

Three Head Dual Capstan Cassette Deck (1973-79)

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Nakamichi 1000 Tri Tracer

Description

From initial design to final implementation, the Nakamichi 1000 represents the most advanced cassette deck ever made. Nothing has been spared to insure level of performance that rivals that of professional reel-to-reel recorders.

Noise has been reduced to the vanishing point. Speed stability is unconditional. Frequency response has been extended to beyond audibility. Particular emphasis has been placed on reliability and ease of operation.

To achieve these goals, conventional cassette technology had to be discarded and new, innovative solutions found. Foremost among them is the use of three completely separate heads for erase, record and playback.

Tri Tracer is the designation employed by Nakamichi Research Inc to describe a new generation of cassette recorders. Three head machines that for the first time rival the performance of professional reel-to-reel recorders in every important respect ie frequency response, noise, dynamic range, wow and flutter and absolute speed stability.

Specifications

  • Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

    Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

    Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

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

    Tape Type: type I, CrO2

    Noise Reduction: B

    Frequency Response: 35Hz to 20kHz  (Cr02 tape)

    Signal to Noise Ratio: 65dB  (dolby B)

    Wow and Flutter: 0.1%

    Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.5%

    Input: 100mV (line), 0.5mV (mic)

    Output: 1V (line)

    Semiconductors: 134 x transistors, 68 x diodes, 9 x IC

    Dimensions: 20-11/16 x 11-11/16 x 8-5/8 inches

    Weight: 39lbs

    Year: 1973

  • Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

    Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

    Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

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

    Tape Type: type I, CrO2

    Noise Reduction: B

    Frequency Response: 35Hz to 20kHz  (Cr02 tape)

    Signal to Noise Ratio: 65dB  (dolby B)

    Wow and Flutter: 0.05%

    Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.5%

    Input: 50mV (line), 0.2mV (mic)

    Output: 1V (line)

    Dimensions: 20-11/16 x 11-11/16 x 8-5/8 inches

    Weight: 38lbs

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Reviewed Jan 06th, 2019 by 1JGP1

Certainly one of the very best in it's day. I have one, in the box with accessories. Sadly, I don't use it or the two noise reduction units anymore :(

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Reviewed Jul 25th, 2018 by guest

Old is gold they say.. and this is one of them.
Vivid three dimensional sound stage, solid low bass and liquid vocals. trebles are just perfect. I have two other Nakas and this one takes the cake. Parts are unobtainium especially the semiconductors.. Then again this machine is built like a tank.. Will definitely lasts for many more years...

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Reviewed Aug 11th, 2015 by mcallestermw

Love it!

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Reviewed May 18th, 2015 by laravandyken

amazing. But heavy. The MkII leaves the user the choice of Dolby B or C. Even if the machine is not compatible with metal tapes, the sound is incredible, comparable (technically and acoustically) to a reel-to-reel revox B77 recording at 7 1/2 ips. The automatic azimuth calibrating when one introduces a cassette works perfectly. Only drawback, due to the transport system: three heads with auto calibrating, there is no clear windows to watch the cassette unreeling. Too bad.

 

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Jack_loves_sansui's picture

re: 1000 Tri Tracer

I do have service manual for Nakamichi 1000 Tri Tracer MK 1, but dunno how to add it

re: 1000 Tri Tracer

Surely someone has a Service Manual for this by now??

Also need 1000 service manual

In dire need of 1000 TT service manual if have one. Thanks

service manual request

Anyone has the 1000 TT service manual and/or schematics? i cannot find it
Many thanks

manual

I have a manual and can copy it when I get it back. Let me know if you still need it.

re: manual

Ajnwis, sure i do need a manual for the 1000TT, it is slightly different form the II.
Regards

Tri Tracer Service Manual

If there is a copy of the service manual available, I would appreciate being sent it. Is there anyone out there I can contact for service? My unit has no audio output whatsoever.

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