Home Tape Trail

Reel to reel, cassette and other analogue tape formats.

It was a very enjoyable journey

JVC KD-D4 (great features, meh sound)
Yamaha K340 (big improvement in sound over the KD-D4, and HX Pro)
Yamaha KX-500 (superb features, sound not much better than the K340, minor flutter issues)
JVC TDV-541 (surprisingly good sound, rock steady transport with superb wow & flutter. Very high record levels on even Normal tapes TDK AD90s went up to +10 without saturation. Very refined and amazing value)
Sony TCK-611S (dolby S deck with decent performance, but still sounded a little too ordinary. Nice features, lacked dual capstan mechanism)
Nakamichi DR-1 (Oh my. This is big league performance. A rich, svelt sound with so much musicality. Love it. Still have it!)
Nakamichi CR-5 (bought used, worked brilliantly for ten years before selling it. Better sound than this could only be found on the original source, but there wasn't really anything in it. Only the ZR-9, the CR-7 and the Dragon offered superior sound, but it was very difficult to imagine how).


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