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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

Sony TC-W5 Double Cassette Deck

Handy for rewinding tapes when another is playing and tape to tape copy.

Serviced and working well in good condition.
Sony TC-W5 Double Cassette Deck
$180   enquire

Kenwood KX-1030 3 Head Vintage Cassette Deck

High end semi-pro machine from 1978.

Serviced and working well. Small amount of wear to head, fine for general recording and listening.

New Zealand buyers only sorry.
Kenwood KX-1030 3 Head Vintage Cassette Deck
$220   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
$350   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

Marantz SD-1020 Vintage Cassette Deck

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

Marantz SD-1020 Vintage Cassette Deck
$240   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%


National 615 Cassette Deck
$240   enquire