Happy New Year to you and the list!
I have six Dragons that I use in my tape digitization practice.
They are great, but I wish at times I could do manual azimuth adjustment.
Someday I will try out a mod I designed and see how well it works to add
azimuth readout and a manual adjustment OPTION to a Dragon. It is a big
mod to the logic board and would probably take some tweaking. The
readout would read in auto or manual...and I think I can implement a
HOLD function (set azimuth auto and then hold that). It's all electronic
(no mechanical mods).
But, until then, many people on this list are more than happy with the
CR7(a e whatever).
There are other lower-cost Naks that have manual azimuth adjustment.
Look at NAKS.COM for info.
Also, there are two posts at www.richardhess.com/notes/ concerning the
Nakamichi equalization "issue".
On 2012-01-01 7:00 PM, Brian Foraker wrote:
> First Happy New Year to all.
> I'm looking for advice on a cassette deck to transfer a large collection of concert recordings that I've made over the years. I was a live engineer for many years and I have quite a few cassettes. These are not for sale just in need of transfer to preserve them.
> I recorded most of these on Sony DCD-5 or Nakamichi 550. I still have the Sony.
> I was thinking either a Nakamichi Dragon or something along those lines.
> Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
> Thank you!
> Brian Foraker
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.