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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CHORD ELECTRONICS: News. ULTIMA PRE 3, Mojo 2 and more

Chord Electronics will be exhibiting at High End 2022, Munich, (19-22 May) with a wide range of British-made products across three sites. In addition, the newly announced ULTIMA PRE 3 preamp will be making its European debut in the main Chord Electronics room (Atrium 3.1, C122). Chord Electronics’ products both large and small will also […]

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MCINTOSH: News

New flagship CD player revealed MCD12000: A new reference-level CD/SACD player with seven digital inputs plus solid-state and valve outputs (£13,995) Images here McIntosh has unveiled its new flagship CD/SACD player the MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. The new disc-spinner effectively doubles as McIntosh’s reference-level DAC, by enabling up to seven digital devices to benefit from its […]

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PARASOUND: Dozens for sale. This list updated May 2022

HALO A51 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisaei0i-parasound-halo-a51-multi-channel-amps?refsource=hifishark A23 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisaehj4-parasound-a23-power-amplifier-solid-state?refsource=hifishark HALO A23 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisaehh9-parasound-a23-power-amplifier-solid-state?refsource=hifishark A21 … https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=179892.0 A21 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649811464-parasound-halo-a21-silver/ A23 SILVER … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649810952-parasound-halo-a23-amplifier-silver/ JC1 MONOS … https://www.audio-markt.de/market/parasound-parasound-jc1-monos-7074020371 HCA 2205 … https://www.2dehands.be/v/audio-tv-en-foto/versterkers-en-ontvangers/m1791740828-parasound-hca-2205 PL/D … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649810513-parasound-pld-line-stage-preamp-no-remote24/ HINT 6 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisaegi1-parasound-halo-hint-6-integrated-amplifier-solid-state?refsource=hifishark HALO JCS … https://www.annunci.net/calascio/elettronica/audio-tv-video/parasound-halo-jc-2-bp-amplificatore-2532451.html P3 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/koptelefoons/m1676006803-parasound-tune-p3.html?previousPage=lr HALO A51 … https://www.hifishark.com/goto/19_649783493/80b79acc-30d3-11ec-b202-323662653062 P5 … https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=196086921 P7 … https://allegrolokalnie.pl/oferta/parasound-p7-przedwzmacniacz-stan-bardzo-dobry 1250 … […]

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AKAI / Cassette complete decks + parts: Dozens FOR SALE right now. List updated May 2022

GXC 725D … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/epping/stereo-systems/akai-3-head-cassette-deck-gxc-725d/1294269269 706D … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/berkeley/stereo-systems/akai-gxc-706d-2-head-cassette-deck/1294208847 705D … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cassettedecks/m1835454806-akai-stereo-cassette-deck-cs-705d-erg-netjes-paar-punten CS 34D … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cassettedecks/m1835434063-akai-cassette-deck-cs-34d 702D … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cassettedecks/m1831519530-akai-stereo-cassette-deck-cs-702d HX 27W … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cassettedecks/m1829054568-akai-hx-27w-dubbel-cassette-deck F12 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cassettedecks/m1831285205-akai-cs-f12-cassettedeck-cassette-speler-handleiding 715D … https://bazar.bg/obiava-36550812/akai-gxc-715d-stereo-cassette-deck HX1 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cassettedecks/m1834943392-akai-hx-1-cassette-deck MO2 … https://www.catawiki.com/en/l/58084679?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=coop&utm_content=Hifishark&utm_campaign=Music-COM AJ 360FS … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/radio-s/m1764497243-vintage-3-band-radio-cassette-recorder-akai-aj-360fs-1984?previousPage=lr CS 35D … https://www.catawiki.com/l/42752843?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=coop&utm_content=Hifishark&utm_campaign=Music-COM CS 702D … https://www.tradera.com/item/170604/504784638/akai-cs-702d-cassette-deck-vintage-japan CS 703D … https://www.2dehands.be/v/audio-tv-en-foto/radio-s/a94661716-akai-cs-703d-magnetophone-a-cassette CS 705D … https://www.2dehands.be/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cassettedecks/m1816544071-akai-cassette-deck-cs-705d CS F110 […]

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ANALOGUE RECORDERS FOR SALE via THE SENSIBLE SOUNDS MARKETPLACE

First, please read: This page is in effect a bulletin board which means that members can post their for sale gear here. It doesn’t mean that we know the equipment nor the sellers nor have these items for sale ourselves. If you want to post – here without any listing fees – then please contact […]

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HARBETH: SHL5 – “… piano notes seem fat and thick”

  Hi. I heard this speaker recently and the slightly rolled off highs are pleasant to listen to on most recordings. However, one thing seemed to bother me – piano notes seem fat and thick. This seems in contrast to more neutral speakers like Dynaudio where the treble is more extended, rendering piano notes more […]

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LEAK: 2001 Cassette Deck. Words + image

The Leak 2001 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Leak in 1973. The main features of the Leak 2001 are: 2 heads, analog 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection with support for normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport. Typical of this deck is […]

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STAX: End-user thinking of importing STAX for own use?

Hi Howard. I know you resigned the STAX agency some years back. Can you offer some advice though? I am thinking of importing STAX for my own use? In my direct personal experience the following comments apply equally to new STAX equipment or used equipment: All STAX items have serial numbers. This means that any […]

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