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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-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. New belts.

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

Made in Japan 1993, 1 year 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 3 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
$780   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
$680   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 RS-B105 Stereo Cassette Deck

Basic modern style deck with Dolby C and metal tape setting.

Serviced and working well in good condition.

Made in Japan 1990. 6 Month Warranty
Technics RS-B105 Stereo Cassette Deck
$180   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
$240   enquire

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
$240   enquire

Akai GXC-704D Vintage Cassette Deck

Stylish piano key style deck from 1979. Has the super durable Akai glass type head and manual 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. 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

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.

Fully rebuilt with new belts and rubbers, no wear to head.
Frequency Response: 30Hz to 15kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 63dB (dolby B)
Wow and Flutter: 0.10%


National 615 Cassette Deck
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