I was wondering if anyone knows of any manufacturer that still makes a decent cassette deck. I took my Nakamichi CR-7A in for service. I was told the parts are no longer available. I’ll look into seeing if I can find a donor machine for the parts, once I know what they are when I pick it up. They’re listed on the repair ticket but the tech had gone for the day and the person calling wasn’t technical. I know it won’t be a CR-7A but something new, if available, has got to be better than fixing old machines for a format I seldom use.
These decks are still popular in Japan, so you might check with companies out there for parts.
From nearly 4 years ago but I bet it is still current enough, like the Nakamichi BX-125E, alas I doubt any of these are still in production but likely better than anything you can find new.
Still not sure if it was the right decision to sell this beauty…but I needed the money over 30 years ago
I sent my Nak to Willy Herman. It was a long wait, as they were quite backed up at the time. They are supposed to be one of the best.
Now I’m motivated to get my Nakamichi Cassette Deck 2 working! Been in storage for probably 15 years. I’m finding a number of artists who are selling cassette tapes of new music. My father had a 500 series Nakamichi, which was super cool and I spent a lot of time making mix tapes on it in my teens.
If you’re really into it, and want to “do it yourself”, this is a great forum:
They also really get into reel-to-reel.
Thanks to all for the help and suggestions. I’m going to drop my 2 head 580 off with them when I pick up the CR-7A. Once I know what parts are needed I’ll be in a better position to know what to do.