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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NAKAMICHI: PA-7 200 Watt Power Amplifier – a few thoughts

An inconvenient truth – rarely acknowledged I have a great interest in vintage equipment. From my retailing perspective it’s an inconvenient fact of life that occasionally, vintage equipment sounds every bit as good as brand new equipment and for far less money too! And then, the value. When you take into account the fact that […]

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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“fun to look at and obviously outdated now.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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