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Nakamichi BX-300

Three Head Dual Capstan Stereo Cassette Deck (1984-87)

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Nakamichi BX-300

Description

The BX-300 incorporates a wealth of original Nakamichi technology such as the Discrete Three Head system, a Direct Drive Asymmetrical, Diffused Resonance Dual Capstan Transport etc.

The deck is designed to deliver outstanding performance in every basic aspect, while providing a reasonable choice of useful features.

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

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

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

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

Signal to Noise Ratio: 70dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.027%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.9%

Input: 50mV (line)

Output: 1V (line)

Dimensions: 430 x 100 x 250mm

Weight: 5.6kg

Accessories: optional remote control

Year: 1984

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Reviewed Jul 12th, 2019 by Alchemist_8

I look at this as a Baby Dragon!
It is that good and a rare find. If you can get one, buy it and cherish it.

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Reviewed Jan 09th, 2019 by dty1

I bought the BX-300E way back when first released. Fantastic deck to replace my Sony TC-186SD which was also a good deck. I still have that and my TC-270 RTR as well. Just bought an old TC-730 RTR. Needs work but what a RTR! Thanks so much for the manuals. I have the original owner manuals of the ones I bought but didn't have the service manuals. Hifiengine is awesome! Thanks. Much appreciated.

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Reviewed Oct 02nd, 2018 by Schmeichel75

Extremely good sounding and reliable deck!

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Reviewed Oct 14th, 2016 by Jack_loves_sansui

Fantastic deck.. Big, fat sound... top performer... = Nakamichi.. If you find one in good condition buy it...and then you can really enjoy analog sound from the tape...

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Reviewed Jan 25th, 2016 by tim_ring

Bought one in the late 80s. Was the best (and last) cassette deck I ever had. With metal tape the performance was astounding, recordings of CD were indistuingishable from the original. I remember doing blind testing with friends switching between source and tape and no one could tell. Not used in a long time as digital recording has made cassette decks the most redundant/obsolete of all hi-fi subsystems (I use digital recording now and a laptop (with ODAC1) and an xDuoo-X3 now replaces original hi-fi cassette deck and portable tape solutions. Old amps/speakers live on but cassette decks and reel-to-reels are genuine relics.

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Reviewed Nov 24th, 2015 by Michael E. Burke

A great old deck, that still performs quite well.

 

Comments

re: BX-300

I love my BX-300. It is my go-to deck for saving old cassettes to CD. The only thing lacking is it had no illumination in the cassette well, which I added and now I believe it is the best value all around in an affordable, three head, direct drive deck. I have other decks but this one is my favorite and I was lucky to find one that had been well cared for. Highly recommended and the Sankyo mechanism is very good.

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re: BX-300

Thank you very much for all service manual.

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