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Offline xcortes

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Zxl1000
« on: January 10, 2014, 05:49:52 am »
Small reel to reel encased in a plastic box. AKA cassette. My brand new ESL rebuilt Nak 1000 ZXL limited edition.

Actually the drug dealer gold plating doesn't look cheesy in person.
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Re: Zxl1000
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 08:54:48 am »

Actually the drug dealer gold plating doesn't look cheesy in person.

The pinky ring of cassette decks.
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Re: Zxl1000
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 01:58:36 am »
I sold Nakamichi back when the first of the 1000 series came out.  They were the smoothest of any cassette out there.  Kind of like a Crown of Cassettes.

I saved the picture and zoomed in.  Is the Bottlehead preamp on top for the 1000 or the RTR?

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Re: Zxl1000
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 02:11:51 am »
It's for the rtr
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Re: Zxl1000
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 02:25:33 am »
Tested it yesterday. Amazingly smooth transport and a very smooth sound. It sounds nothing like transistors. I can't detect any edginess. There's a new crop of Sony metal tapes that Jeff from esl tested on this deck and excellent. $3 each. A couple of years back a metal cassete wiod cost maybe 30 times more on ebay. Apparently the only thing where cassette tapes surpassed rtr was on the formulations. Millions invested in r&d.

I'll try taping today.
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Re: Zxl1000
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 02:32:05 am »
I had my 700 II set up for Maxell UDXL II.  I had a boat load of it when I was using the deck.  It had a really good high frequency response.