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
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.
did you do the same excuse for your current system ???
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'.
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!!
Hope you're looking after your Nak better than your old speakers
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
I meant, I hope you're looking after it better than the old speakers which were skipped, not your new ones.
what sort of interconnects have you got, i used chord chameleon v3
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.
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.
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.
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
Freddy , I have 7 TDK sa90 tapes sealed 5 pack and 2 loose , wanna make a bid ?
JamesMellor wrote:Freddy , I have 7 TDK sa90 tapes sealed 5 pack and 2 loose , wanna make a bid ?
I no longer have a tape deck, but thanks anyway