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Nakamichi ZX-9

Three Head Stereo Cassette Deck (1982-85)

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Nakamichi ZX-9


An enhanced version of the acclaimed ZX-7 tape deck which was introduced by Nakamichi during 1982.

The ZX9 has manual calibration controls including adjustable recording azimuth and bias, durable tape transport system with dual-capstan drive and discrete 3-head system


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

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 21kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 72dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.045%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.8%

Input: 50mV (line)

Output: 1V (line)

Dimensions: 450 x 135 x 300mm

Weight: 9.5kg

Year: 1982


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Reviewed Jul 13th, 2019 by Jack_loves_sansui

Zx 9 is one of if not the best recording cassette deck ever made.
Reliabilty and classy look makes it the ultimate choice for any cassette fan. I had many decks and i compare it to many but there is no need to buy different deck even dragon or zxl Series. If if you have possibility try it. The prices are high but not too many left in good shape. People dont know how the cassette may sound until they try one of top Naks. Naks forever:)



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