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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

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
$180   enquire

Marantz SD-1020 Vintage Cassette Deck

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

3 Month warranty to Auckland buyer.
Marantz SD-1020 Vintage Cassette Deck
$280   enquire

Luxman K-120 Cassette Deck

High quality model from good manufacturer in the 90's. Auto detects chrome and metal tape. Very useful headphone level and record balance controls not seen on ordinary decks.

Serviced in excellent, almost unused condition.

3 Month Warranty
Luxman K-120 Cassette Deck
$320   enquire

Technics RS-B965 Professional Cassette Deck

Early 90's 3 head deck with dual quartz direct drive capstans. Has the test tones and calibration facilities needed to make the best possible recordings on various tape formulations.
Up there with the best decks ever produced. Suit studio, institution or audio archival facility.

Serviced in good condition with minimal use from new.

Noise Reduction: B, C, HX Pro, DBX
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 92dB (DBX)
Wow and Flutter: 0.03%
6 month warranty (NZ buyers only)
Technics RS-B965 Professional Cassette Deck
$1200   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 to Auckland buyer

National 615 Cassette Deck
$260   enquire

Akai CS-732D Autoreverse Cassette Deck

Top of the range in 1978. Stationary 4 track head (like the famous Nakamichi Dragon) means no alignment issues common with other auto reverse decks.

This is the best manual control/VU meter deck I have worked on to date.

Stored most of it's life, barely used. Has been fully serviced with new pinch rollers, belts and tyres. Working and looking like new.

8kg
3 Month warranty


Akai CS-732D Autoreverse Cassette Deck
$390   enquire

Marantz SD 1030 Cassette Deck

Japanese midrange consumer grade deck from 1982.
Has metal tape capability with auto detect mechanism.
Serviced with new belts and working well.

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 17kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 61dB (dolby B)
Wow and Flutter: 0.05%
Marantz SD 1030 Cassette Deck
sold