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Naks were made by series and some had only minor differences. DR-3 turned
into cassette deck 3 for example. CR, DR, and cassette deck lines are all
modern designs.
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On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 10:36 AM Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks! Too bad they are listed by model number, you have to open each one
> to see the date. But it is good to have!
>
> <L>
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
>
> > On May 6, 2019, at 10:02 AM, Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Lou,
> >
> > Go to: http://www.naks.com/
> >
> > Click on "NAKS" and all of the models are listed including dates of
> manufacture.
> >
> > Cheers!
> >
> > Corey
> >
> > Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> > www.baileyzone.net
> >
> > 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…
> >>
> >> <L>
> >> Lou Judson
> >> Intuitive Audio
> >> 415-883-2689
> >>
> >>> 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
> >>>
> >>> Corey
> >
>