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phil66
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Tapedecks

Unread post by phil66 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:30 pm

Does someone here still use a tapedeck ?
I still love these great machines - started collecing them. Most of them are properly working.

Here a picture of my collection

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Re: Tapedecks

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:36 pm

I only have a Denon DRM24HX now, but I've owned quite a few before in a past life... Nakamichi BX2, 700, 700ZXE, 682ZX, Dragon, CR7 and CR4, Aiwa AD1500 and AD1800, Tandberg 310, a clunky old Neal Wollensak thing and Teac 7000 - oh, and a Technics 676 (I think it was, front-door access to a slant loading mechanism)...
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Re: Tapedecks

Unread post by phil66 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:47 pm

Wow ! - Great - I allways wanted a 700ZXE; but ist still very expansive....

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Re: Tapedecks

Unread post by CN211276 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:53 pm

I had a Denon from the mid 80s, sold it a couple of years ago.
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Re: Tapedecks

Unread post by zebbo » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:09 pm

I must admit that there's something about tape/cassette decks, not sure what it is but there's something. It's bugger-all to do with sound quality, I think it's just that they are overtly mechanical like turntables.
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Re: Tapedecks

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:20 am

phil66 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:47 pm
Wow ! - Great - I allways wanted a 700ZXE; but ist still very expansive....
Far too complex for its own good, miles of wiring and no spares.. I also had an LX5 for a very short while but it had a fault that proved almost impossible to fix. I left it with the ex head of the importer service dept and he was killed in an accident shortly after... I took the CR7 totally for granted and when I sold it to my pal with the 'audio-museum' to join all the other stuff I'd sold him (other Naks and my Revox), I only really recognised it for the great machine it was when he was cleaning it prior to boxing up - I'd had it on the lower shelf of a two-tier stand and it was down on the floor level so all but invisible.
...I have renounced the worldly bustle and live in peace at a quiet place,
I live alone in this my heaven, in my love (and) in my songs.

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