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post #61 of 69 Old 11-12-2019, 04:04 PM
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Wasn’t Nakamichi the first to include DBX noise reduction on their cassette decks about 1980? So much better than Dolby A, B, C, D, E, F, G..
I sold Nakamichi for well over a decade. I'm 99% sure they have never had DBX on any deck they ever made. [I was a big fan of both Nak and DBX, by the way.]

Besides Dolby, they did use some non-Dolby NR schemes though other than DBX, including a fairly rare one called High-Com II.

https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_li...h-com-ii.shtml

I used DBX on my various Naks but it was via outboard units made by DBX.

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I sold Nakamichi for well over a decade. I'm 99% sure they have never had DBX on any deck they ever made. [I was a big fan of both Nak and DBX, by the way.]

Besides Dolby, they did use some non-Dolby NR schemes though other than DBX, including a fairly rare one called High-Com II.

https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_li...h-com-ii.shtml

I used DBX on my various Naks but it was via outboard units made by DBX.
I am sure that about 1980 someone had dbx on cassette deck. Anybody have any idea who it was?
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I am sure that about 1980 someone had dbx on cassette deck. Anybody have any idea who it was?
Several vendors had DBX onboard such as Yamaha, Technics, Marantz, Proton, Aiwa, Akai, Sanyo, Pioneer, and my friend's TEAC, but never Nakamichi to the best of my knowledge.

Example:https://www.cassettedeck.org/teac/v-5rx/

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Well...I sadly removed my Nak BX-100 from duty tonight. Gads...this thing is almost 35 years old and looks just like it did the day I bought it...pristine. I replaced it with a Denon that matches my other rack gear, but.......
Now what in the world do I do with the Nak?! I cannot bring myself to take it to the dump. I think it's easily fixable...just not by me, your original tech challenged guy.

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Well...I sadly removed my Nak BX-100 from duty tonight. Gads...this thing is almost 35 years old and looks just like it did the day I bought it...pristine. I replaced it with a Denon that matches my other rack gear, but.......
Now what in the world do I do with the Nak?! I cannot bring myself to take it to the dump. I think it's easily fixable...just not by me, your original tech challenged guy.
Sorry your BX-100 has died. Bummer.

People sell them for around $50 "as parts" on ebay.
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Sorry your BX-100 has died. Bummer.

People sell them for around $50 "as parts" on ebay.

Thanks. I just might give that a try.

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Well...I sadly removed my Nak BX-100 from duty tonight. Gads...this thing is almost 35 years old and looks just like it did the day I bought it...pristine. I replaced it with a Denon that matches my other rack gear, but.......
I occasionally come across shops online that repair vintage gear. It might be possible to bring the deck back to life for a reasonable price. I found these two via a search:

https://eslabs.com/nakmodels.htm

http://www.willyhermannservices.com/

Music room: Cary SLI-80 tube integrated amplifier, McIntosh MA6500 integrated amplifier, Quad 99 preamp, Quad 909 power amp, Acoustic Research AR9 loudspeakers, Yamaha CD-N500 CD player, Teac UD-503 DSD DAC, Phase Linear 8000 II linear-tracking turntable.
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I occasionally come across shops online that repair vintage gear. It might be possible to bring the deck back to life for a reasonable price. I found these two via a search:

https://eslabs.com/nakmodels.htm

http://www.willyhermannservices.com/

Thanks, Alex. Willy wants 350 bucks to do ANY repair on Nak decks. (He goes through it all and gets it working, no matter the issue.) I haven't tried eslabs....I'll give them a shout.

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I always wanted to have a Threshold S-350e 150 Watts a channel (back in the 90's was $3,900) or the Nakamichi PA-7 STASIS 200 Watts a channel ($1,595) but I could not afford either one. All I could afford back then was the Nakamichi Receiver No. 1 rated 80 Watts a channel. Still working fine on my daughter's room.

Just recently I purchased a used receiver RE-1, and the receiver AV-1 100 watts a channel to power TVs in other rooms.

Also, I got me a used Nakamichi amplifier PA-7 Stasis and the Nakamichi CA-5 preamplifier to drive my new B&W 805 D3s. The sound is amazing good! I listen to LPs and 24/96 files from a PC using an external DAC.

I listened to many other amps like the Parasound A21, the Bryston 28B mono, Mark Levinson 331, Rotel RB1590, Classe CA200, Ayre stuff, Audio Research D130, VT100, VT200 and many other tube gear companies and finally I'm very happy with the Nakamichi gear.
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