Nakamichi Cassette Decks

These fine decks are suddenly affordable!

RX-Series (1982-1993)

RX-505

MSRP: $1549

My RX-505 is Serial number A804 12731, with date code "456" 86 ... which indicates it was made in the second quarter of 1986.

 

  • 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'
  • Usage: 'Home'

More details here: http://www.vintagecassette.com/Nakamichi/RX-505

Brochure

User's Guide

Service Manual

 

RX-202

MSRP: $879

  • Unidirectional Auto Reverse Cassette Deck
  • Head(s): '2'
  • Head type(s): 'RP-2D, E-2D'
  • Noise reduction: 'B, C'
  • Meters: 'Led9 segments'
  • Tape: 'EX, SX, ZX'
  • Counter: 'Digital'
  • Belt drive
  • Capstan motor: 'Dc servo'
  • Output level adjust
  • Autoreverse: 'Unidirectional'
  • Headphones
  • Master fader
  • Filter(s): 'Mpx'
  • Record mute
  • Color: 'Black'
  • Usage: 'Home'

More details here: http://www.vintagecassette.com/Nakamichi/RX-202

Brochure

Owner's Manual

Service Manual

Nakamichi 480

I have two of these decks. Both have "issues"! One is a silver face model, the other black.

480 Service Manual

480 Owner's Manual

481 Service manual

Links to Nakamichi or related pages

http://www.naks.com/

Scott's Nak Pages: http://www.nakremotes.com/

Vintage Cassette.com: http://www.vintagecassette.com/

Henk Schenk's Nakamichi site: http://www.nakamichi-schenk.nl/

Nak manuals: http://www.naks.com/wiki/doku.php?id=documents