NAKAMICHI 680 STEREO CASSETTE DECK
PROFESSIONALLY REBUILT BY WILLY HERMANN SERVICES 09/15/2018
SUPERIOR ANALOG REPRODUCTION FOR THE CASSETTE MEDIUM
This listing is for a vintage Nakamichi 680 stereo cassette deck. This deck was rebuilt by Willy Herman Services in September. I have used this machine for approximately 10 hours to verify operation and sound reproduction. This machine operates flawlessly all functions, features, and indicators are working correctly.
WILLY HERMANN SERVICE PERFORMED:
Dismantled tape transport
Cleaned old lubricant from capstans, hubs, idler, cam mechanism, head block, pinch roller shafts, and rocker arms
Reconditioned pinch rollers
Relubed all as needed
Replaced spooling idler tire, cam belt, and counter belts
Replaced auto stop, cassette well, counter and tape speed lamps with LEDs and modified circuit to accommodate them
Realigned tape path guides and head depth and zenith
Replaced many electronic parts preemptively
Adjusted transport stop, cue, and play points
Reset head height and azimuth
Discovered low level crackle in one channel after extensive tracing verified that it was a bad head channel, replaced playback head with good used part
Adjusted electronics for correct play and record levels
Calibrated deck for all three tape types
Verified that deck now meets original specifications
Tested machine extensively for correct function both cold and hot
I have used and sold many Nakamichi cassette decks over the last 40 years. Sound quality is absolutely top notch. I used my personal Nakamichi, Mobile Fidelity and Nautilus reference cassettes for testing. This deck is a joy you will find yourself playing tape after tape rediscovering your collection.
Cosmetic condition is good there are light scratches on the cabinet and some fading to the black anodized faceplate. This example is physically clean with no dirt or nicotine contamination. If you are looking for a completely solid correctly operating deck that will provide uncompromised reliable service this machine will meet your requirement. Included will be a copy of the owner manual, the WHS repair receipt, WHS Performance Verification report, and the old parts that were removed.
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