Zxl1000

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Offline xcortes

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on: January 10, 2014, 05:49:52 AM
Small reel to reel encased in a plastic box. AKA cassette. My brand new ESL rebuilt Nak 1000 ZXL limited edition.

Actually the drug dealer gold plating doesn't look cheesy in person.

Xavier Cortes


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Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 08:54:48 AM

Actually the drug dealer gold plating doesn't look cheesy in person.

The pinky ring of cassette decks.

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Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 01:58:36 AM
I sold Nakamichi back when the first of the 1000 series came out.  They were the smoothest of any cassette out there.  Kind of like a Crown of Cassettes.

I saved the picture and zoomed in.  Is the Bottlehead preamp on top for the 1000 or the RTR?



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Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 02:11:51 AM
It's for the rtr

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Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 02:25:33 AM
Tested it yesterday. Amazingly smooth transport and a very smooth sound. It sounds nothing like transistors. I can't detect any edginess. There's a new crop of Sony metal tapes that Jeff from esl tested on this deck and excellent. $3 each. A couple of years back a metal cassete wiod cost maybe 30 times more on ebay. Apparently the only thing where cassette tapes surpassed rtr was on the formulations. Millions invested in r&d.

I'll try taping today.

Xavier Cortes


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Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 02:32:05 AM
I had my 700 II set up for Maxell UDXL II.  I had a boat load of it when I was using the deck.  It had a really good high frequency response.