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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

Nakamichi 582Z 3 Head Cassette Deck

Pro grade machine with front panel trim controls for 3 types of tape and built in test tones. Pad lifter and dual capstan ensures perfect tape path and tension independent of the plastic cassette case.

Fully serviced and working like new. Excellent condition.

20Hz - 20kHz .05% W/F 8.3kg
Made in Japan. 6 Month Warranty
Nakamichi 582Z 3 Head Cassette Deck
$1380   enquire

Marantz 5000 Vintage Cassette Deck

Cool front loading deck from 1978.

Serviced and working well, good head and rubbers.

Tape Type: type I, FeCr, CrO2
Noise Reduction: B
Frequency Response: 30Hz to 16.5kHz (FeCr tape)
Wow and Flutter: 0.1%
Marantz 5000 Vintage Cassette Deck
sold   

Technics M216 Stereo Cassette Deck

Modern style deck with metal tape capability, flouro display and soft touch controls. Belts, head and rollers all good.

Serviced and working well in great condition.

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 17kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 66dB (dolby B)
Wow and Flutter: 0.05%
Technics M216 Stereo Cassette Deck
$280   enquire

Akai GXC-704D Vintage Cassette Deck

Cool piano key style deck from 1979. Has the super durable Akai glass type head and settings for recording to 3 types of tape.

Serviced and working well in good condition.

Frequency Response: 35Hz to 15kHz (FeCr tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 66dB (dolby B)
Wow and Flutter: 0.05%

Akai GXC-704D Vintage Cassette Deck
$240   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.

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

Teac V-550X Cassette Deck
$350   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

Marantz SD-1020 Vintage Cassette Deck

Striking 2 speed model from 1980. Has Metal tape capability and a double speed function.
Great condition including original rack handles. Serviced and working well.

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%


National 615 Cassette Deck
$240   enquire