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Note that this particular listing is "Local pickup only." So, unless you 
within reach of Montpelier Vermont, you are SOL.

Cheers!

Corey

Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
www.baileyzone.net

On 4/2/2018 9:13 AM, Lou Judson wrote:
> Yes, Dave the DR-1 has the pad lift feature and dual capstan. Glad to hear you like it! If I didntí already have a couple of Naks, Iíd have snatched that one up!
>
> There are simple protrusions on the top and bottom of the head that push the pressure pad away from the head.
>
> <L>
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
>
> On Apr 2, 2018, at 7:59 AM, Dave Radlauer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Lou and list,
>>
>> Thanks for mentioning the Nak DR-1.  I was just about to chime in on this
>> discussion in that regard > let's call it *a new thread on the lower priced
>> Nakamichi decks appropriate for archiving*.  DR-1 is the only in the DR
>> series with manual playback azimuth adjustment.
>>
>> I've acquired several of these fine machines for the purpose, acquired
>> through e-Bay, usually $350-425.00 in VG condition or recently serviced.
>>
>> I note the deck is dual capstan.  But I don't know if the transport
>> mechanism utilizes the felt-pad lift previously mentioned.
>>
>> Also remarkable is the astounding sound-to-noise ratio.  My metering
>> consistently shows a noise floor greater than -90 db, the lowest noise
>> output I've seen from an analog device.
>>
>> I wonder if other Nakamichi owners have noticed the quietude of the
>> circuitry/power supplies.
>>
>> And I appreciate that this Nak comes imprinted with my initials.
>>
>> Dave Radlauer
>>
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