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Nakamichi MR-1

Three Head Cassette Recorder (1985)

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Nakamichi MR-1


The Nakamichi MR-1 is designed for professional applications in recording studios etc.

It delivers outstanding performance in every basic aspect, thanks to original Nakamichi technology such as the discrete 3-head system and the direct-drive dual capstan transport.

Connection to professional audio equipment with balanced lines is made easy by the versatile input/output configuration providing balanced XLR connectors for input and output as well as balanced 1/4-inch type input jacks.


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: 100mV (line)

Output: 0.3V (line)

Dimensions: 483 x 132 x 250mm

Weight: 6.3kg

Accessories: optional remote control

Year: 1985



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Reviewed Oct 23rd, 2017 by walnuts28

Coming from a Yamaha k-40 this was such an upgrade. Having bought it from someone who professionally cleaned and serviced was such a bonus. Not bad for 75$.



re: MR-1

The best ever made.

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