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Yamaha K-600

Stereo Cassette Deck (1984-85)

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Yamaha K-600


Type: auto reverse, 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.76 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/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: 30Hz to 19kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 75dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.08%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0%

Input: 60mV (line), 0.3mV (mic)

Output: 0.35V (line)

Dimensions: 435 x 113.5 x 302.5mm

Weight: 5.2kg

Year: 1984


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Reviewed Sep 08th, 2015 by mobay

I picked up my K-600 at Goodwill for $15.00. Everything worked and it appeared to be hardly used. This deck uses the rotating head method of AutoReverse and senses the end of the tape by a photocell instead of a sensing foil, which may deprive some of flexibility but a method I prefer over sensing foil. In operation the deck is smooth and its solenoids are blessedly quiet without a loud clunk . The unit is chock full of features including linear timing, Car equalization, fade in, fade out, and many others. It records very well without hiss even when not using Dolby, but then again my old ears can barely hear HF hiss anyway. My ONLY complaint about this very nice deck is that when recording you must boost the level of the channel that corresponds with the direction you are recording at or else that channel will have less than the adjacent channel . So for normal direction recording you would turn the RIGHT channel level to about positon 1 to achieve balanced recording levels. For reverse recording you would turn the LEFT channel to the 1 for that channel. This problem is a known bug for many deck that rotate the recording/playback head for autoreverse, and the only reason I give this deck a 8 rating. This is a fine deck and really works smoothly and makes very good recordings. It rewinds fast, and has a refined feel to it. I like it .



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