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Saw a Dokorder

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Posted on June 20, 2016 at 14:06:46
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In a movie the other day. Joe Dirt II, that fine piece of cinema......

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"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936

 

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they (Dokorders) don't have get the best press, at least nowadays, posted on June 21, 2016 at 03:57:25
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They are said to have been rather unreliable and/or less then robustly engineered/made.

I have no data myself; never had one & don't know anyone who has or had one.

Of the movie I have no knowledge nor comment :-/


all the best,
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ahem -- "have get" ?! I seem to be inventing tenses, sorry! (nt), posted on June 21, 2016 at 03:58:03
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all the best,
mrh

 

My first..., posted on June 21, 2016 at 11:27:19
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Reel to reel was the Dokorder 8140 4-channels unit. I bought it used in 1978, which according to the owner he bought it brand new in 1975. It was a very competent recording machine especially if you utilize the 4-channel recording option on 7.5" IPS. As the matter of fact I did compare it to my friend's Marantsz RTR, sound wise they are very close, but the Marantz was more highly resolving. However, I would give the Dokorder the nod of being the quietest of the two during the FF and rewind operations.

Based on its history Dokorder were basically the high end market for Onkyo. BTW, they're very reliable machine as long as you maintained it well. I sold mine back in the 90's and it was still functioning well with no hiccups whatsoever.

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RE: My first..., posted on June 28, 2016 at 12:22:48
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According to Wikipedia the parent company was named Denki Onkyo, but it was a different Onkyo that the company that markets products under that name.

 

Looks like..., posted on June 28, 2016 at 18:41:32
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That is actually might be the case. The Onkyo company that markets the Dokorder RTR located in Ota, Tokyo and not related to the Onkyo Company from Osaka, which subsequently the maker of Integra audio products.

If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well
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