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Nakamichi TD-1200

Mobile Tuner/Cassette Deck

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Nakamichi TD-1200


You have chosen one of the most advanced components for true mobile high fidelity.

The TD-1200 is a tuner/cassette deck unit with auto reverse, specially designed for optimum performance in an automobile whilst incorporating the best of Nakamichi's highly sophisticated cassette deck technology.


Type: auto reverse, 1-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x playback

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 22kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 70dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.045%

Output: 1.1V (line)

Dimensions: 184 x 56 x 182mm

Weight: 2.5kg

Note: built in AM/FM tuner



re: TD-1200

i purchased a nakamichi td-1200 on ebay...but there is the car connector cable missing...has someone an idea which car connector cable could fit or how to deal with this issue...i really would like to use this nice one in my saab 900 from 1988...please help...thanx

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To finish what I was saying, when I sold the BMW I removed the TD 1200 and I sent it into the factory which is near my house at the time and they refurbished it they put new motors new computer new tape ahead and sent it back to me

I think at the time it cost me more than $600 to refurbish it but the units brand-new were selling for probably $1200 so it seemed like a good investment at the time

Problem is it's set in that box now for 25 years so if you're interested or know somebody that's interested I would be happy to part with it

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I have a factory restore unit that's been in a box for over 25 years, but I lost the receipt that had the new key code I still have my old key with the code on it but when they put the new computer and new tape head in it they wrote the new code down on the receipt which I can no longer find

I guess the unit is only good for parts now unless I can find somebody who knows how to find that code or reprogram it but I would be willing to part with the unit at this point it is essentially brand-new and sitting in a box for over 25 years

Originally I had it installed in my BMW for more than five years and playedthe living daylights out of it

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Hi, I know this is a long shot but... do you by any chance still have the nakamichi td-1200 for sale? Thanks in advance. Cheers, Rod.

re: TD-1200

At what price you will sell it to me if I decide to buy it?

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