TAPE DECKS

Tascam 22-4

  • Tascam Series 22-4 reel-to-reel deck  (1984)  $450

  • Obtained from the original owner, this beautiful deck is in excellent condition and fully functional.
  • The Tascam 22-4 recorder/reproducer is a 4-track, 4-channel tape deck designed for professional type recording set-ups, in which mixers, master recorders, microphones, auxiliary signal processors, and other equipment are used in conjunction as a complete recording system. 
  • The 22-4 features a 4-track, 4-channel format to allow recording flexibility and creativity, and via its special SIMUL SYNC function, provides such professional recording capabilities as punch in recording, overdubbing, ping pong recording using a mixer, and the control and monitoring of individual tracks. 
  • Other special features such as selection of 15 ips and 7-1/2 ips with seven inch reels, independent controls for individual track recording and/or monitoring, expanded scale VU meters, manual cueing, three-motor, three-head design, variable pitch control, full remote-control capability, full IC logic control, built-in interface for optional dbx unit, and a memory-stop function provide complete professional-type multi-track recording capability in a cost-effective compact design. 
  • Track system: 4-track, 4-channel, multi channel system
  • Heads: 1 x record, 1 x play, 1 x erase
  • Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstanReel size: up to 7 inch reel
  • Equalization: NAB
  • Tape speeds: 7 1⁄2 15 ips
  • Wow and flutter: 0.07% (7 1⁄2 ips)
  • Frequency response: 40Hz to 22kHz (7 1⁄2 ips)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 61dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: 1%
  • Input: 300mV (line)Output: 0.3V (line)
  • Dimensions: 17x17x12in/416 x 410 x 260mm
  • Weight: 40 lbs 
About Tascam (Japan)...

TASCAM is one of four divisions of TEAC Corporation.  During the formative years in the early '70s, the music scene was flourishing. Musicians who wanted to showcase their talents and abilities to the recording industry needed a cost effective means to record their music. However, most musicians could afford neither the expense of recording in a professional recording studio nor the asking price of professional recording equipment. Realizing the dilemma facing these musicians, TASCAM adopted a philosophy of manufacturing recording equipment that offered the uncompromising quality and durability of professional studio equipment while remaining affordable to the masses.

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Marantz 5030B

Marantz 5030B cassette deck (1978)  $200

Presented as the top of the line and part of a matching set (Marantz 2130/3650/300DC) in 1978.

This beautiful, well-designed Marantz 5030B stereo cassette deck is a 4-track, 2-channel, 3-head (1 x record, 1 x playback, 1 x erase), single compact unit. 

It has a rock steady DC servo motor and Dolby B noise reduction.  

Switches for tape are type I, FeCr, CrO2 and are standard on the 5030B.  Specs show it to have a frequency response from 35Hz to 17kHz  (FeCr tape) with a signal to noise ratio of 64dB  (dolby B) and a very respectable wow and flutter of 0.05%.
Typical of the gorgeous looks from Marantz, the 5030B has two big VU meters in the classic blue/red backlit scheme.

As we often do, we retrofit a nice walnut case that is included along with the original black metal case.


About Marantz...
What can we say that hasn't already been said about Marantz? A lot of changes have happened to the company since the 60's and 70's when Marantz was THE brand of choice for audiophiles around the world (second only to McIntosh of course).  Until the mid 80's, Marantz was still a highly sought after name but, with the company being sold so many times, eventually, like so many other famous names, they gradually declined in popularity.


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Pioneer CT-F7171 (top) Pioneer CT-F700 (bottom)

Pioneer CT-F700 (1979)  $175 


This beautiful, fully operational Pioneer CT-F700 is a 2-head, stereo cassette recorder with Dolby noise reduction. Features include a highly reliable transport mechanism utilising a DC servo motor, a Ferrite solid head, newly developed dynamic level meter for enhanced recording sound quality, built-in Dolby system for reduced tape hiss, bias adjustment mechanism to bring out the best in tapes and a rich selection of accessory mechanisms.


Pioneer CT-F7171 (1975)  $175


In the mid-70's, the Pioneer CT-F7171 was proof positive of a new level of sophistication in stereo cassette deck design and performance. 

Fully operational, it's a front access deck, with the tape compartment located on the front panel - this unusual design blends perfectly with other Pioneer components (or many other similar styled components).  The beautiful walnut case makes it a perfect addition to any high quality vintage stereo system.


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Nakamichi CR-1A

Nakamichi CR-1A ('88-'90) $125

The CR-1 features the Nakamichi 2 head reproduction system. It delivers sound and performance you'd expect from a high quality 3 head machine. The heads themselves, the transport and electronics have all been specifically designed to deliver the peak of perfection in 2 head reproduction. Your own ears will immediately tell you that the CR-1A succeeds in being one of the most 3 head sounding 2 head decks in existence. If you've always wanted to experience the renowned Nakamichi sound but haven't yet taken the plunge, the CR-1 may be the easiest way to get started.

  • Features: microprocessor control, silent mechanism

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