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Re: Who repairs Nakamichi cassette decks nowadays?
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2018, 12:50:20 PM »
Will do. The shop appears to be open 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday, and it's not far from the Huntington train station on the LIRR. I'll get the injured Dragon out of my storage room and give the gentleman a call soon.

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Saturday they are opened from 10 - 1.
Before digging out the Dragon, call first!  That is the one deck that parts are largely unavailable for.  If you can give him an idea of what's wrong with it, I'd think he could at least give you a better idea if he could repair it.
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Re: Who repairs Nakamichi cassette decks nowadays?
« Reply #46 on: Yesterday at 03:34:43 PM »
Now, I think that the ZX-7 that Willy tuned up for me in 2009 needs some TLC.  All the lights etc work fine but I just went to play some old bluegrass cassettes to digitize and I notice that the meters on the deck are showing low left and high right.  That is also what is output on the back of the deck but the headphones sounded balanced. 

For giggles, I hooked up the headphone output to my digital recorder and can confirm it is much different than what I see on the meters or hear coming out of the rear output.

Ugh.  Email sent to Willy to see if he'll give me some love for being a long time customer.  I hope the CR-7A makes its way home soon.
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Re: Who repairs Nakamichi cassette decks nowadays?
« Reply #47 on: Yesterday at 04:01:26 PM »


I cleverly waited 30 years to start worrying about digitizing my (hundreds of ) cassette masters until a couple of years ago. I discovered my D10 Pro's transport was dead and my Sony home died shortly thereafter. I'm telling you this because it lead me on a search for a decent deck and I was amazed at how hard it was to find good decks, especially without paying a fortune. I talked to ESL (I think it was ESL) and CR7a's were like $1750+ (Dragons were like $3500). I'm not surprised at all that these guys are charging a lot for service or that they have such long wait times. I finally found a a DR-1 for a somewhat reasonable cost.

There is a group on FB - with a lot of people obsessed with Cassette Decks -  and it's a great resource for help repairing decks...

If you can pick up a Nak DR-10, that would be a better one to use than the DR-1.  I mistakenly bought a DR-8 when they came out because I wanted to save a few bucks.  Furthermore, the repair place that I went to has a Nak deck there that he bought to repair and sell.  If you still have old cassette masters to transfer, I would recommend buying it.  At this stage of the game, we need the azimuth control, which most decks lack.  That one has it.  I posted all his info above, and if you live in the Long Island area, you may want to consider checking it out.

...Tell him that Joel recommended that you go to him.  I'm doing my best to set it up that he takes care of me and my peeps with our repairs, by explaining that we all have high end stereo needs as well as a lot of potential business if he's fair with us.  I felt he was fair with me, and I will be bringing him more of my equipment shortly.  Let's all build a good relationship with a local guy who does good work!
Normal: Nakamichi CM-700's >> SD 744T (or) Sony PCM-M10
Normal: Crown CM-700's >> SD 302 >> SD 744T
Fun times: 3 Crown CM-700's >> SD 302 >> SD744T + 2 Nakamichi CM-700's >> SD744T
Stealth: CA-14c >> CA 9200 >> Edirol R-09HR
Ultra stealth: AudioReality >> AudioReality battery box >> Edirol R-09HR
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Re: Who repairs Nakamichi cassette decks nowadays?
« Reply #48 on: Yesterday at 05:11:49 PM »
If anyone likes a few mastertapes transferred, get in touch. I have a hungry Nakamichi CR-7 connected to a Tascam DA-3000. Located in The Netherlands.
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