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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

Midland 8 Track Recorder

Interesting industrial style machine in wooden cabinet. Includes source switching, volume and phono input so can be used as a preamp if you can cope with the separate volume controls.

Serviced and working well in good condition.

Made in Japan
6 Month warranty
Midland 8 Track Recorder
$280   enquire

Nakamichi DR-2 Professional Cassette Deck

One of the great later 3 head models with all the desired features like dual capstan with pad lifter, bias trim and nice red flouro display.

Serviced in near mint, almost unused condition. Suit studio playback or archiving, institution or scientific application.

Made in Japan 1992 1 year warranty

Nakamichi DR-2 Professional Cassette Deck
$1600   enquire

Sony TC-K590 Professional Cassette Deck

3 head deck with smooth 3 motor mechanism with motorised door.
Has Dolby B C, HX pro, Metal capable and variable headphone output, bias trim.
Serviced in near mint, unused condition.

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 75dB (dolby C)
Wow and Flutter: 0.05%

Made in Japan 1993, 6 month warranty
Sony TC-K590 Professional Cassette Deck
$680   enquire

Akai GXC-325D Vintage Audiophile Deck

This hall of fame model has 3 heads and dual capstans with huge 7.7cm flywheels. One of the family of iconic decks which include the mighty GXC-570D and GXC-760D

Serviced in good condition.
8.6kg made in Japan 1977
6 Month Warranty
Akai GXC-325D Vintage Audiophile Deck
$750   enquire

Denon DRM-800 Professional Cassette Deck

High end deck with big bright flouro display and good facilities for studio, audio archiving etc.
3 heads - separate record head lets you monitor recording results in real time and gets better recording results on various tapes.
Dual capstan mechanism - used in only the best decks for speed stability and isolation from the plastic cassette housing.
Bias trim - lets you optimise recording for different tape formulations.
Variable output - very useful for stand alone headphone monitoring.
Metal capable, HX-pro and Dolby C
Serviced and working well in good condition.
20 - 21Khz .038% W/F 75dB s/n
Made in Japan 1991 6 month warranty
Denon DRM-800 Professional Cassette Deck
$580   enquire

TEAC A-350 Vintage Cassette Deck

Nice older style horisontal deck from respected brand. Has a cool moving tape run indicator and variable output which also controls headphone level.

Serviced with new belts etc. Working like new. Very usable collector piece.


W/F .13% 30Hz - 16Khz
Made in Japan 1972. 6 Month Warranty


TEAC A-350 Vintage Cassette Deck
$280   enquire

Technics M206 Stereo Cassette Deck

Interesting to have metal tape capability with mechanical VU Meters and soft touch controls.

Serviced in good condition.

Made in Japan 1983. 6 Month Warranty
Technics M206 Stereo Cassette Deck
sold   

NAD 6220 Stereo Cassette Deck

Easy to use and good looking with the classic minimal Nad styling. Nice controls.

Serviced and working well. Some light blotches on the front in certain lights but overall good condition.

Made in Japan 1987. 6 Month Warranty
NAD 6220 Stereo Cassette Deck
$220   enquire

Teac V-550X Cassette Deck

Higher end 80's style deck with nice flouro display and pro level DBX noise reduction. Very useful headphone level control and adjustable bias to get good recordings from various tapes. Sensors detect the holes for metal and chrome tape.

Serviced in good condition with no wear to head. Pinch roller and other rubbers in good order. I've done a complete mechanism rebuild on this one with every moving part cleaned and relubed. It's a nice two motor setup with smooth action.

20-19kHz (metal) .05% W/F
6 Month Warranty

Teac V-550X Cassette Deck
$320   enquire