Nakamichi 680 Discrete Head Cassette Deck
It is in excellent condition cosmetically and functionally.
The recordings it produces are remarkable, the best they ever made!
I am the sole owner and had it serviced.
Complete alignment, transport rebuilding and lamps replacement by Nakamichi.
It is black, has detachable rack-mounts.
The 680 saw studio/professional use, as well --- absolutely top fidelity/quality!
The sound is truly remarkable for a cassette deck --- smooth, extended on both extremes, and quiet.
On-board Random Access Music Memory (RAAM) computer for effortless song selection and "cue-ing-up".
It has the workings of Nak's famous Dragon cassette, but with a more direct signal path, without un-necessary bells and whistles.
Non smoking environment.
Meticulously cleaned and maintained.
Includes original owners manual and promotional brochure.
I will include:
Unused new spares: 2 pinch rollers, 2 lamps, counter belt, control belt.
4 brand new sealed TDK SA-X tapes (each worth $10)
Nakamichi head cleaning tape
Nakamichi demo cassette tape
Ampex 220 cleaner demagnetizer cassette
I will ship it via UPS -- the cost of shipping including insurance within the continental US is $30.
(The following information about the 680 is kindly provided by vintagecassette.com.)
Discrete Head Cassette Deck
The only half speed deck anywhere. and that's only half the story.
The Nakamichi 680 2 Speed Discrete Head Cassette Deck is a success story from the moment you turn it on
and enjoy the unique convenience of three hours of recording and playback from a C-90 cassette.
The sound you'll hear at half speed rivals many decks at normal speed.
To deliver superb sound as the tape glides by at 15/16 inches per second meant that Nakamichi had to outdo itself at 1 7/8 ips.
So when you want the optimum, twist the knob back to 1 7/8 ips and you’ll hear unheard of fidelity.
It's no wonder that Nakamichi is the company to bring you this remarkable cassette deck.
The essential component of everything we do from the smallest detail to the most impressive technological breakthrough is a constant commitment to excellence in the fine art of recorded sound.
Pressure pad lifter
Asymmetrical Dual Capstans
Digital Fluorescent Display
Discrete 3-Head Technology
RAMM (Random Access Music Memory)
DIN Input/Output Connector
RCA Input/Output Connectors
Wired Remote Control
Din DC Power Output For BlackBox Series
3 Head Design
Separate Record and Playback Heads
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Double Dolby NR Circuits
400Hz Test Tone
Manual Azimuth Calibration
Manual Level Calibration
Individual Input Level Controls
Master Record Level Control
Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Full Logic Transport Control
15/16 ips - 2.38 cm/s
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Pressure Pad Lifter
Belt Drive (Capstan)
Mechanical Tape Loading
Auto Shutoff (Full)
Multi Motor Mechanism
Idler Drive (Reel)
Belt Drive (Mechanism)
3-Digit Mechanical Counter
Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Meters Peak / VU Switchable
19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting
2-Position Equalization Selector
Chrome Tape Capability
Normal Tape Capability
Metal Tape Capability
Manual Tape Type Selection
Illuminated Cassette Compartment
Double NF Record And Play Amplifiers