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the Nakamichi story

Compact Cassette, launched back in 1963, is not famous for being a respectable high fidelity music carrier. Thanks to its low (1 7/8 ips) tape speed and tiny track width, it never wowed the world with shimmering sonics, although the

the Nakamichi story

Compact Cassette, launched back in 1963, is not famous for being a respectable high fidelity music carrier. Thanks to its low (1 7/8 ips) tape speed and tiny track width, it never wowed the world with shimmering sonics, although the

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Nakamichi 480

It’s easy to think of Nakamichi as a purveyor of frighteningly expensive esoterica. Thanks to its much vaunted Dragon and MusicLink ranges, the company achieved legendary status. Like Luxman, MacIntosh, Revox or Goldmund, its marque enjoyed guilt-edged, twenty four carat gold-plated

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Nakamichi 480

It’s easy to think of Nakamichi as a purveyor of frighteningly expensive esoterica. Thanks to its much vaunted Dragon and MusicLink ranges, the company achieved legendary status. Like Luxman, MacIntosh, Revox or Goldmund, its marque enjoyed guilt-edged, twenty four carat gold-plated

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Sony WM-D6C Walkman Professional

Sony’s WM-D6C Walkman Professional cassette recorder is a vast, brick-like thing compared to any modern music portable. At 180x90x40mm, it’s crazily cumbersome by contemporary standards – rather like an eighties mobile phone compared to the latest iDevice. But when you

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Sony WM-D6C Walkman Professional

Sony’s WM-D6C Walkman Professional cassette recorder is a vast, brick-like thing compared to any modern music portable. At 180x90x40mm, it’s crazily cumbersome by contemporary standards – rather like an eighties mobile phone compared to the latest iDevice. But when you

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Yamaha TC-800GL

No cassette deck has ever been an oil painting, but early examples of the breed were particularly nasty to look at. Seventies top-loaders, with their controls scattered haphazardly were fussy and unergonomic to use, while front loaders looked brash and

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Yamaha TC-800GL

No cassette deck has ever been an oil painting, but early examples of the breed were particularly nasty to look at. Seventies top-loaders, with their controls scattered haphazardly were fussy and unergonomic to use, while front loaders looked brash and

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Nakamichi 600

Back in 1973, Compact Cassette was still viewed as a mere convenience medium, designed by Philips a decade previous for dictation purposes only. The idea that it could offer real hi-fi performance was laughable. Serious tape users had Revoxes – specifically

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Nakamichi 600

Back in 1973, Compact Cassette was still viewed as a mere convenience medium, designed by Philips a decade previous for dictation purposes only. The idea that it could offer real hi-fi performance was laughable. Serious tape users had Revoxes – specifically