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Cassette Decks
Here is a selection of quality refurbished cassette decks. Belts, heads and rubber parts all good for many more years of sweet analogue sound.

Any general questions or to arrange viewing email me at fred@retrotronics.co.nz

Denon DR-M33 Professional Cassette Deck

3 head, dual capstan, bias trim, variable output. 3 motor mechanism very similar to Nakamichi classic. Smooth and quiet operation, gentle on the tape.

Working well in excellent condition.

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 20kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 73dB (dolby C)
Wow and Flutter: 0.04%
Denon DR-M33 Professional Cassette Deck
Ready Soon   enquire

Sonophone SCD-86X Cassette Deck

NZ assembled horizontal deck from the 70's.

Fully serviced and working well.
Sonophone SCD-86X Cassette Deck
$140   enquire

Nakamichi 500 Vintage Cassette Deck

Cool horizontal format machine from one of the best makers. Known as the dual tracer due to two heads, the three head decks were called tri tracers. Has a built in test tone and Dolby B.

Serviced and working well in good condition. Nice usable collector piece with excellent sound and recording performance.

Frequency Response: 40Hz to 17kHz (Cr02 tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 63dB (dolby B)
Wow and Flutter: 0.13%

Made in Japan 1974 7kg
Nakamichi 500 Vintage Cassette Deck
$380   enquire

Technics RS-B55 Stereo Cassette Deck

Better than the usual consumer decks with the addition of a nice flourescent display and pro grade DBX noise reduction.

Serviced and working well.

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 19kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 92dB (DBX)
Wow and Flutter: 0.07%

Made in Japan 1985
Technics RS-B55 Stereo Cassette Deck
$280   enquire

Yamaha KX-150 Stereo Cassette Deck

Entry level model from a good series. Handles metal tape and has everything you need for recording and playback.

Serviced and working well.

Made in Japan 1981
Yamaha KX-150 Stereo Cassette Deck
$220   enquire

Rotel RD-700 Open Transport Cassette Deck

Cool exposed tape style deck with metal tape capability. Separate motor for rewind and takeup means tension is controlled electronically not with felt slip clutches like inferior decks. Inside is a huge balanced flywheel for very good speed stability.

Serviced in excellent condition. Nice playback deck.

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 17kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 70dB (dolby B)
Wow and Flutter: 0.037%
Rotel RD-700 Open Transport Cassette Deck
$320   enquire

Akai HX A351W Dual Cassette Deck

90's style deck with dubbing and continuous play mode.

Fully serviced and working like new in good condition.
Akai HX A351W Dual Cassette Deck
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Marantz SD-1020 Vintage Cassette Deck

Striking 2 speed model from 1980.
Great condition including original rack handles. Serviced and working well.

3 Month warranty
Marantz SD-1020 Vintage Cassette Deck
$280   enquire

National 615 Cassette Deck

I had fun working on this one, it's an unusual hybrid between front loading and horizontal formats. The door opens slowly with the lever and eject pops the tape which then slides down to the front - very novel! You can leave the door open for fast tape changing.

I've fully rebuilt it with new belts and rubbers, and upgraded it with a new glass type head - very good playback performance.

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 15kHz (Cr02 tape, playback to 20k with metal)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 63dB (dolby B)
Wow and Flutter: 0.10%

3 month warranty

National 615 Cassette Deck
$240   enquire

Akai HX-A3 Cassette Deck

Made in Japan 1985. Has nice bright flouro display. Autodetects chrome and metal tape. 2 motor transport.

Serviced and working well in good condition.

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 18kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 74dB (dolby C)
Wow and Flutter: 0.05%
Akai HX-A3 Cassette Deck
$160   enquire