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The rack mountable design supposedly were geared towards professional use, however it was diluted overtime as some cassette decks incorporated rack mountable option as part of its cosmetic design. All cassette decks will last for a long time during normal usage and with proper care and maintenance. It just that some design were well executed and constructed that it will withstand much better during the years of rugged and abusive use. These machines were very expensive and of course they were very expensive to maintain as well such as the likes of Nakamichi, Revox, Tandberg, Tascam, Sony, Luxman to name just a few.

I can't really tell you which machines to buy as it will depends on your budget. The best thing to do is buy one that has a very limited usage, but even then there's no guarantee that it will last you a long time.

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