Great hi-fi cassette decks that you have loved

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by editor, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Following on from the turntables thread, here's some cassette decks that I've owned or lusted after.

    I'd always wanted a Mitsubishi but they were well out of my price range. But who doesnt love a Closed Loop Dual Capstan System?

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    I owned this beaut for years. VU meters! Three heads! Oh yes.



    I still have this one but the play button keeps falling off. But it has a MASTER FADER.

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  2. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    When I were a lad, once I'd reached a certain age, I was allowed to play music on my old man's hi-fi which consisted of some Spendor BC-1's, a Technics turntable, a NAD amp and this NAD casette deck:
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    Good times :cool:
     
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  3. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    My first cassette deck - A Sharp RT-10, bought around 82/83, it did stalwart service till it finally died 2-3 years ago. I've still not disposed of my box of tapes. :oops:

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    At some point, I had one of these:

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    But it proved temperamental, so I reinstated the old Sharp, kept it as a copying deck but eventually gave it away and it packed-up in pretty short order at its new home.


    At work, I have one of these - A TEAC W-790R hooked-up to my PC:

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    Its pretty-much a camera plinth on the side of my desk these days as I only very occasionally get tape jobs now but I like it and its presence annoys one of my bosses no-end - he has an irrational ill-will against anything "analog"! :D

    In the store we have a few Pioneer, Yamaha and Sony decks plus an old, early-model JVC "Kaboom" boombox (Tape/CD), which we also skip-dived somewhere. It gets brought-out when we really want to annoy him...! :D
     
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  5. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

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    I had one of these, it was happiest when recording Weekend Rush.
     
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  6. WWWeed

    WWWeed Bandwidth Bandit

    What about the Akai cs-55d?

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    Last edited: Jun 7, 2018

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