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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-K511S Professional Cassette Deck

Has the critical separate record head and bias/level trim required to make tapes that sound the best even on ordinary players. Also has quartz locked speed and wide playback response. Suitable for the retrieval and digitisation of important audio.

Serviced, cleaned, demagnetised and calibrated. Working well in excellent condition. Very little use from new.

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 19kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 84dB (dolby S)
Wow and Flutter: 0.07%

1 Year warranty to Auckland buyer
Sony TC-K511S Professional Cassette Deck
$380   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 machine.

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
$280   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.

3 Month warranty

Akai CS-732D Autoreverse Cassette Deck
$480   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
$180   enquire

Nad 602 Cassette Deck

Good Dolby C machine. Auto detects 3 types of tape and adjusts bias and EQ accordingly.

Serviced with new belt in good condition.

Frequency Response: 35Hz to 16kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 70dB (dolby C)
Wow and Flutter: 0.06%

Nad 602 Cassette Deck
$180   enquire

Denon DRM-510 Cassette Deck

Modern style 2 Motor deck with nice action and good specs.

Serviced and working well in excellent condition.

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal (with autodetect)
Noise Reduction: B, C
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 19kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 74dB (dolby C)
Wow and Flutter: 0.055%
Denon DRM-510 Cassette Deck
$240   enquire