NakamichiRX-505Nakamichi RX-505 Cassette Deck Auto ReverseThis listing is for a nice Nakamichi RX-505 UDAR Cassette Deck. Just serviced in our service department, cleaned and replaced a loading belt, tested for correct operation. A few scratches on top in...499.00

Nakamichi RX-505 Cassette Deck Auto Reverse [Expired]

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This listing is for a nice Nakamichi RX-505 UDAR Cassette Deck. Just serviced in our service department, cleaned and replaced a loading belt, tested for correct operation. A few scratches on top in the back. pictured
Serial number A804-04757.

RX-Series (1982-1993) Called "UDAR" for UniDirectional Auto Reverse. Used on the Nakamichi RX series of decks. With the advent of auto-reverse (playing the tape in both directions), Nakamichi had long recognized that the angle of the tape passing over the playback head was not optimized if the tape was simply turned in the opposite direction and its first approach was to track the azimuth on the tape itself by moving the head - a very complex affair which led to the design of the Dragon with its NAAC, subsequently Nakamichi never revisited this approach and set its engineers in search of a more elegant solution. Nakamichi soon developed its UDAR mechanism which mimicked the way people had manually turned over tapes in the past - thus was born a mechanical system that would eject the tape, spin it around and reload it into the deck. It was available on all Nakamichi RX series of tape decks, i.e., the RX-202, RX-303 and RX-505. The 'top of the range' RX-505 was an updated Nakamichi masterpiece that was made AFTER the ubiquitous Dragon. Indeed, its operation was a lesson in engineering simplicity, easy to set up, easy to calibrate, and easy to use, with only one rewind and forward operation in an utterly unique unidirectional auto-reverse deck. It also had an updated and simpler drive system that was more direct loading, had updated and quieter electronics, and its revised capstan is essentially what Nakamichi used for their 1988 Nakamichi 1000 DAT recorder A cassette tape contains a "pressure pad" of some type, usually made of felt. This pad is inside the cassette tape shell (located just behind the tape opening) and opposes the magnetic head of the cassette deck, providing pressure against the head(s) when the tape is being played. Nakamichi found that this pad provided uneven and fairly inaccurate pressure and was therefore inadequate for reliable tape/head contact. Furthermore, Nakamichi found that the pressure pad was a source of audible noise, particularly scrape flutter (the tape bouncing across the head, a result of uneven pressure), and also contributed to premature head wear. Nakamichi's dual-capstan tape decks provide such accurate and precise tape tension that, unlike other decks, the cassette's pressure pad is not needed at all. To remedy this problem, the vast majority of Nakamichi dual-capstan decks contain a "cage" around the record/playback heads that lifts the pressure pad out of the way so that the deck itself—specifically, the dual capstan mechanism—is able to maintain much more consistent tape tension and tape/head contact during playback. This lifting system is unique to Nakamichi  Unidirectional Auto Reverse Cassette Deck  Head(s): '3'  Head type(s): 'P-8L, R-8L, E-0K'  Noise reduction: 'B, C'  Meters: 'Led9 segments'  Tape: 'EX, SX, ZX'  Counter: 'Digital'  Motors: '4'  Belt drive  Double capstan  Pressure pad lifter  Capstan motor: 'Pll servo'  Output level adjust  Bias fine tune  Autoreverse: 'Unidirectional'  Headphones  Master fader  Filter(s): 'Mpx/subsonic'  Record mute  Remote control: 'RM-15'  Color: 'Black' for more info…

Guaranteed to arrive intact, be as described and work correctly. Includes a full 30 day warranty.

The RX-505 was $1550.00 new. Offered for $499.00, pls add 2% if using Paypal or credit cards. Bank wire and Paypal only outside the US. Always carefully packed and promptly shipped.

We can be reached at (352) 378-0192 ext 307 or ask for Rob

We can be reached at (352) 378-0192 ext 307 or ask for Rob


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