NAKAMICHI: 700.2

We got sent these last month. We have no idea if a Mk2 existed and if it did, if these are authentic images. We don’t recall NK ever issuing Mk.2 versions of anything, but who knows for sure – right? Anyway, a happy nudge re a bygone era. Neil / editor

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NAKAMICHI: 680ZX dual-speed cassette deck – test review

Howard Popeck … 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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DOLBY NOISE REDUCTION: The ins and the outs

Ray Dolby was a pioneering engineer. While many folks would recognize the name as associated with multi-channel home theater—Dolby Atmos for example—the beginnings of Dolby were an attempt to reduce noise in tape recorders. Tape recorders have hiss. It’s just part and parcel of their process of magnetizing the metal particles on plastic strips of […]

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