Originally Posted by Phill Stone
Hello to everyone, i try to find prices of cassette decks around the net but is very hard because it's old equipment so i decide to ask here... well, friend of my friend have some models to sell, i want to buy it because i have a lot of equipment at home, maybe i sell later some of them... can anyone tell me how much cost some of them, they are in very fine condition, 4/5... you don't have to be precise with price... thanks in advance, Phillip.
pioneer ct-737 mark II
I think the Pioneer CT-737 Mark II is the pick of the litter. (Probably the most recently manufactured too.) If, as you say, “they are in very fine condition”, it would be a real shame if it got “scrapped”. – Don’t do that.
The other two “single well” decks, the Teac a-303 and Phillips n5421, are much older, but, again, if they really are “in very fine condition” , their apparent Ferro-Chrome (aka: Type III) tape compatibility might be desirable to someone who made the mistake of spending long hours recording collections to that, short lived and long abandoned, tape type. (I only made two tapes using Ferro-Chrome tapes and they sounded great; much better than type I and probably better than Type II. However, when played back on more modern decks, lacking a Ferro-Chrome selector, the sound is noticeably wonky.)
Never been a fan of “dual well” decks. So, I my feeling would be that an old dual well deck would be double trouble.