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RE: Fond memory of TDK cassettes

Is there a difference between the two nak the dr3 and dr1 despite the dr1 having 3 heads and a better capstan mechanism thinks it's by sanku closed loop and is it still worth buying 

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RE: Fond memory of TDK cassettes

Think it depends on how much you're going to use it. The DR-1 is definitely the better-sounding machine and it has a few extra features above and beyond three heads including a p/b volume control, which is useful with headphones, and an azimuth control which is useful when playing back tapes made on other machines. I paid £350 for mine and sold my DR-3 for £120 so it set me back by a net of £230. Amazingly I was able to get the expenduture authorised by SWMBO. I think she pittied me because I told her I'd only been looking to buy one for nearly 20 years so if I can't have one now then when can I lol.

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RE: Fond memory of TDK cassettes

did you do the same excuse for your current system ???

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lol! Yeah I've had some mileage out of that excuse. I used it to justify funding the purchase of the Nak in 2012, the CD63KI in 2011 and the Cyrus gear early last year. Not the PM66 though, that's a gift from my dad when he was having a clearout last Autumn. The TD160 was his also, bought from him fair and square when I was a teenager in the late 80s, which was 7-8 years 'pre-wife'.

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no problem for me mate, wife is supportive of my hobbies, like i bought the kef for £2000 but told her got it for a £1000, its funny as i used to have a martantz separate hifi system, a pm66se a marantz dr6000 cd recorder and tannoy mx3 both the marantz failed a month apart, the amp failed to swtich on and the cd recorder the laser failed, hence the current roksan system.

 

As for the speakers the tannoys they went in a skip the tweeter got split, and paint was spilled on the speakers so what better than buy a nice piano finished based kefr700, as addition sweetener told the missus it looked good in the room!!

 

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Hope you're looking after

Hope you're looking after your Nak better than your old speakers Smile

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looking after the speakers more, as they cost a packet, gave it a good clean on them as for the nak its pristine, but not used it often

 

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I meant, I hope you're looking after it better than the old speakers which were skipped, not your new ones.

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RE: Fond memory of TDK cassettes

what sort of interconnects have you got, i used chord chameleon v3

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These:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GOLD-PLATED-oxygen-free-INTERCONNECTS-100-cms-new-/220881880773?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Other&hash=item336d9606c5

Sorry I'm not a huge believer in specialist interconnects or speaker-cables. But I'm happy for people who are. Whatever floats your boat.

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RE: Fond memory of TDK cassettes

I love TDK casseltes and I still have a lot mixes I made on blank TDK cassette from the 90's along with all the albums and singles I brought on cassette from the 90's. Will be picking up a new cassette deck soon as my hi-fi rack looks wrong without one. 

Sony 808 ES Amplifer, PSB imagine B bookshelf speakers, Pro-ject debut carbon turntable, Audiolab 8200 CD player, Atlas cables, Partington super dreadnought speakerstands and Quadraspire Q4EVO hi-fi rack. 

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RE: Fond memory of TDK cassettes

Some of my tdk AD  cassettes date back to 1979 and they still play perfectly. The later AD ones from the 1990s aren't as good. 

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My first 'deck' was an Aiwa 6500, followed some years later by a Denon DRM12HX. My tape of choice was always the SA's. However, there was the odd occasion when something 'special' was needed to handle the dynamics. In this case I would turn to 'Thats MRX Pro', a metal tape that was almost impossible to saturate, incredible Smile

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RE: Fond memory of TDK cassettes

Freddy , I have 7 TDK sa90 tapes sealed 5 pack and 2 loose , wanna make a bid ? Smile

James

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RE: Fond memory of TDK cassettes

JamesMellor wrote:

Freddy , I have 7 TDK sa90 tapes sealed 5 pack and 2 loose , wanna make a bid ? Smile

James

Hiya James.

I no longer have a tape deck, but thanks anyway Smile

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