481 Cassette Deck, JAPAN: Professionally serviced and calibrated to
factory specifications by a long-standing private collector of Nakamichi
decks who is a perfectionist when restoring them. Includes NEW Capstan
I am the original owner. This deck is in TOP working condition,
following the recent full service and calibration. There should be absolutely no
surprises, hidden defects or parts to change etc. It's ready to go!
!! The unique feature of this particular deck is it's recently UPGRADED CAPSTAN DRIVE MOTOR. The original did not keep correct speed and that is now solved!!
All critical parts were inspected, thoroughly cleaned and replaced or rebuilt, as necessary.
Repairs and improvements that have been made to this deck:
*Cleaned and lubricated noisy input level potentiometers *Cleaned heads and pinch rollers, demagnitize
*Mechanism was aligned (play, record heads, erase head) *Lubricated flywheel thrust plate *Cleaned old oil from capstan bearings and relubricated
*Checked playback head height
*Changed capstan motor belt
*Changed more/control motor belt
*Changed Counter Belt
*Changed Auto Shut Off Belt *Original capstan motor would not keep proper speed. Changed motor and rechecked tape speed = OK. *Playback levels were calibrated
*Meter levels were calibrated to show Dolby level at 0db. *Did a rough recording bias and level calibration for each tape type (Normal, High Bias and Metal Bias)
*Wow and flutter now falls within spec.
The end result of this labor of love is one phenomenal sounding deck! ALL functions have been FULLY tested and verified to ensure that all operates exactly as it should.
will get a one-year warranty on labor from the Nakamichi collector who
reconditioned this deck for me, provided that the warranty stickers seen
on the unit remain intact. Buyer is responsible for the cost of
shipping the unit to and from the collector (Ithaca, New York) and for
cost of parts, if any, required. Normal wear and tear and maintenance
is not covered, nor is misuse or other damage.
will be expertly packed, using a double reinforced box, by the
Nakamichi collector, who is holding the deck for me at his home pending
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
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Items must be returned in their original condition, with all included packing materials and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all shipping return costs unless the item was not received as described.
Buyer will receive a full refund in the original payment method less any shipping charges.