Nakamichi Dragon opinions

“fun to look at and obviously outdated now. almost the best cassette deck money could buy (CR7 is quite a bit better) scary ownership these days with all those bits to go wrong. There used to be one in the HIFI shop on davydate arcade (york) and I used to lust after it when I […]

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For those still using analogue tape decks – particularly Nakamichi

Got my nakamichi dr3 tape deck out the cupboard ,first time in a couple of years and made up a couple of tapes using tdk sa90‘s.really surprised at the sound quality from it.forgot how good a sound i could get from it since anytime i record for the last few years its always been to […]

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NAKAMICHI: 680 dual-speed cassette deck – test review

Howard Popeck writes: Launched in 1980, the maker’s claims were, on the face of it, outrageous; “True high-fidelity performance at half-speed”. Although cassette recording and play-back technology were, through outstanding engineering, approaching the theoretical limits of what could be achieved, and enthusiasm for the medium was probably at its peak, true audiophiles rarely accepted that […]

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NAKAMICHI: 680 dual-speed cassette deck – test review

Howard Popeck writes: Launched in 1980, the maker’s claims were, on the face of it, outrageous; “True high-fidelity performance at half-speed”. Although cassette recording and play-back technology were, through outstanding engineering, approaching the theoretical limits of what could be achieved, and enthusiasm for the medium was probably at its peak, true audiophiles rarely accepted that […]

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NAKAMICHI: CA-5EII + Nakamichi PA-5E (and the Nakamichi ST-7 FM tuner, in passing) test review

NB: This was originally published in 2010 Hello, and welcome to the next of my series of reviews of vintage equipment. First, I only write about equipment that I have had extended, direct and personal experience of either as an end-user or retailer – or both. I don’t get involved in measurements. During 34 years […]

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