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Nakamichi 700ZXL

Three Head Stereo Cassette Recorder (1980-81)

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Nakamichi 700ZXL


To carry the Nakamichi logo, a recorder must have special qualities. To be a Nakamichi 700 performance and features must approach the Nakamichi 1000, and hence exceed those of any other recorder on the market - and appearance must be classic.

This marriage of beauty with technology is the essence of a Nakamichi 700. It was true of the original 700; it is true of the 700ZXL.

In the seven years since the first Nakamichi 700 was created, great strides have been made in cassette-recording technology. Metal tape required a new genre of recording heads. New play-head geometries eliminated contour effect and low-frequency response irregularities. New tape formulations opened the door to response beyond 20 kHz - to those who faced the challenge.

The proliferation of quality tapes with subtle but significant differences in optimum bias, equalization, and sensitivity made it even more important that the recorder be adaptable to the demands of each. Advances in microprocessor technology made automatic adaptation feasible, and new encoding techniques made true random access to any program on tape a reality.

The development of better noise-reduction techniques made accommodation of these devices imperative. So the 700ZXL was created - a beautiful recorder in the classic sense - with performance and features unmatched by any deck save the Nakamichi 1000ZXL.

Truly, the 700ZXL is worthy to carry the Nakamichi 700 logo; a synergism of beauty and technology, designed for the devotee of art as well as of music.


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, Metal

Noise Reduction: B

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

Signal to Noise Ratio: 66dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.04%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.8%

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

Output: 1V (line)

Dimensions: 500 x 262 x 250mm

Weight: 14kg

Year: 1980

Price: USD $3000 (1981)


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