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I just picked up the other day at a garge sale a JVC DD-VR 77cassette deck in very good shape! I have not hooked it up to a receiver,but I did try a cassette in it before I purchased it for the mere sum of $6.00!Has anyone here ever used one of these?Has anyone ever heard one of these as well?If so what are your thoughts about it.I do not feel like I got ripped off!Brian
I bought one of these new in 1984. I still have it as my primary cassette deck (although not used as often now) and it still works flawlessly. Great find!
I was looking forward to hearing from someone who owns or has owned
this Cassette Deck!I only paid $6.00 used at a rummage sale so if it did'nt work or sounded like crap,I would not be out much money!Brian
The DD-VR7 is a circa 1983-1984 model. Second from TOL JVC. It was the highest line auto reverse. It used JVC quick reverse sensor and has nice Sen Alloy R/P head. Direct drive motor gives it good speed stability. It should give you very respectable record and playback performance. It will have very deep bass extension, SA heads do that. Highs will be powerful and clean if not truly far out wide. It begins to taper off about 17KHZ using either metal or chrome tape. It has an excellent record meter with the digital peak indicator. No other decks meters on the market back in the day were any better than this vintage series JVC decks had IMO. It may not offer fine bias or sensitivity adjustments but if you feed it a Maxell XL-II or TDK SA tape for high bias and a TDK D or Maxell UR tape for normal bias you will get good sound. Almost any brand Metal tape will be great too.
All in all a nice vintage two head deck.
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