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Nakamichi CR-7

Three Head Stereo Cassette Deck (1986-93)

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Nakamichi CR-7


The Nakamichi CR-7 boasts superb head and transport design, incorporating such highly refined features as the discrete 3-head system and a direct drive dual capstan transport.

This approach assures the ultimate in vital cassette performance.

Ample use of innovative Nakamichi technology thoroughly lets you explore the full potential of every tape, to complement any program source and to achieve virtually perfect recording and playback.

In order to take full advantage of this units superior performance, please read this manual in its entirety and retain it for future reference.


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, 2 x mechanism

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Frequency Response: 18Hz to 21kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 72dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.027%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.8%

Input: 50mV (line)

Output: 1V (line)

Dimensions: 435 x 135 x 306mm

Weight: 9kg

Accessories: RM-7C remote control

Year: 1986

Price: GBP £1650 (1990)


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re: CR-7

The best of the best , made in the world

re: CR-7

Perhaps the best deck ever made, with the exception of the ZX-9 (7). Sounds way better than most cd's, even after porting them through an external tube DAC. True RTR quality.

re: CR-7


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