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Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 5/5/2019 11:04 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
> Agreed on these points. NAKs are the bestfor me. But how can you tell when it was made? Is there a handy chart of models and years?
> I thought the DR-1 was excellent (still do), until I came across a “CassetteDeck1” which performs even better in my transfer projects. I find the DR-1shows more “spill” on a SpectraFoo lissajous than the CassetteDeck1, when I am watching the azimuth display…
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
>> On May 5, 2019, at 8:06 PM, Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> I prefer cassette decks with a dual capstan mechanism for playback. The reason is that cassettes, particularly old ones, tend to skew and a dual capstan deck will hold azimuth better throughout the length to the tape. Some Nakamichi's also have the added feature of a pressure pad lifter. If you are going to consider a NAK, be sure and buy one that was built post 1982. Dual capstan decks are expensive, even used which, I think, is the only way you will find one. The Tascam that you mention is current but a good used dual capstan machine will out perform it, hands down.
>> My $0.02