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The following list shows my collection units, but has been extended to also classify the best decks out there into categories. Of course, the classification  won't satisfy everyone's opinion, and I'm open to discuss it with anyone. Very little of the list making comes from personal impressions, I have read other webs, joined in forum's discussions and specially, followed auctions price over more than 7 years. It sums other's opinions and ebay prices. My collection is completely listed, but no so the other colums.

I classify them in the following categories:
  1. "Mythical decks". Absolute master pieces of engineering that either Revox, Tandberg and Nakamichi could achieve together with some outstanding models from other brands. These other brand models are usually far better than any other top of the line whithin the same brand. Consider them an "historical exeption" in Pioneer, Alpine, Luxman, Sony, etc. All existant decks belonging to this category are listed in either column.
  2. "First class decks":  This is: "Best and finest top of the lines", not just top of the line, but the best of them. This is the big group that wrote the history of decks around years 80-95 mainly. Those decks made specially during the golden cassette years that were "the best brand sony/pioneer/aiwa/etc could do"
  3. "Excellent decks". Here we find either cassette decks that were top of the line in the 70's and early 80's or after 90's and usually don't reach the sound quality of previous decks, Also, I include some models are top of the lines from not big players (denon, hitachi, dual).
  4. "Above Average". Any deck that can be clearly positioned above normal decks that normal people owned. All three head decks not rated into above categories fall here and also, best two head decks.
  5. "Average" Normal two head decks which any decent stereo set featured.
  6. "Low End": Every deck that most people would like to swap for a better deck, even back in day.

Some decks are for sale (line and price in red) incl. shipping to spain.
Las pletinas a la venta están marcadas en color rojo incluyen gastos de trasnporte a la península.
Clicking in the link takes you to a photo gallery of some models.
Updated : 13-04-2015  (day - month - year)

Now in my collection

Piezas de la colección


Most wanted

Las más buscadas

Other models

Algunos otros modelos

Mythical Decks (platinum)

  • NAKAMICHI CR-7          (upgraded by me)
  • NAKAMICHI DRAGON  9/10 -  6/10 (sale  300 eur)
  • NAKAMICHI ZX-9   
  • REVOX B215   9/10
  • TANDBERG 3014      8/10 (vendible??)
  • TANDBERG 3014 A
  • PIONEER CT-95 (2 units)  (vendible)
  • Aiwa XK-S9000
  • ALPINE AL-85
11
  • TEAC Z6000
  • NAKAMICHI 1000ZXL
  • SONY TC-K777 ES

  • NAKAMICHI 700ZXL
  • REVOX H1
  • LUXMAN K-05/04
  • SONY TC-KA7ES
  • TANDBERG 3004

First class Decks (Gold)

  • NAKAMICHI CR-5E
  • NAKAMICHI ZX-7 
  • ASC 3000 High Com 
  • NAKAMICHI LX-5
  • EUMIG FL-1000ų                   (technical 7/10)
  • TEAC R-999X  overhauled 
  • REVOX B710  (7/10)
  • TEAC V-8030S 
  • HARMAN KARDON CD491 (2 units needs fix)
  • SONY TC-FX1010   (front pannel rotting. help!)
  • HITACHI D-5500   (8/10)
  • PIONEER CT-F1250  Refurbished - Motor to renew
  • SHARP / OPTRONICA RT-9100  (working!)
14
  • HARMAN KARDON TD4800
  • SONY Series 9XXES
  • NAKAMICHI 682/ZX
  • AIWA AD-F990
  • AIWA XK-009
  • AKAI GX-F95 / 99R
  • TEAC V/R-9000
  • TEAC V-8000S
  • JVC TD-931 / 711
  • PIONEER CT-91/93
  • TECHNICS  RS-M95

Excellent decks (Silver)

  • JVC TD-V1010
  • JVC TD-V711 
  • SONY TC-KA6ES
  • NAKAMICHI BX-300 
  • TECHNICS RS-A7Z    
  • HITACHI 2200MB (7/10)
  • NAKAMICHI DR-10 with upgrades 
  • NAKAMICHI CASSETTE DECK 1.5 
  • AKAI GX-95                        
  • YAMAHA K-1020   
  • SONY TC-K666 ES  
  • DENON DR-M4
  • EUMIG FL-900  (vendible)
  • ALPAGE AL-300 (same as above EUMIG FL-900)
  • DENON DR-M44HX
  • TECHNICS RS-B965 NEW
  • KENWOOD KX-9010
17
  • TECHNICS RS-B100
  • BRAUN C4
  • DUAL 844
  • MARANTZ SD930
  • KENWOOD KX-1100HX

  • PIONEER CT-A9X
  • BIC T-4M
  • REVOX H11
  • HARMAN KARDON TD492
  • HARMAN KARDON TD470
  • PIONEER CT-1000
  • T+A CC2000 / 800 / 1200
  • KENWOOD KX-9050S
  • SONY TC-K8XX series
  • PIONEER CT-9XX
  • JVC DD-9 / 99 / V9
  • AIWA AD-6900
  • Bang & Olufsen 9000

Above average (bronze)  

  • SONY TC-K555 ES II  ( Optical 6/10 technical 8/10) (80 euros)
  • PIONEER CT-S670D               
  • SONY WM-D6C
  • ONKYO TA-6711
  • SONY TC-K81
  • TASCAM 122 MK II (motor fixed) 
  • TASCAM 122 MK III (motor fixed)
  • NAKAMICHI RX-202 (2 units NEW ) (1 vendible )
  • GRUNDIG CF5500 II        En venta: 50€
  • TECHNICS M85 (vendible)
  • TECHNICS M88
  • KENWOOD KX-1030
  • YAMAHA  KX-690
  • TEAC VR-95X NEW
  • ONKYO K-611
16
  • ONKYO TA2080
  • TOSHIBA PC-X88AD
  • MARANTZ SD9000
  • TECHNICS RS-270X
  • YAMAHA KX-930
  • YAMAHA KX-670
  • YAMAHA K-2000
  • PIONEER CT-A7
  • PIONEER CT-8XX
  • PIONEER CT-900/920
  • JVC KD-95
  • AIWA AD-F910
  • DUAL C839RC
  • JVC KD-85

Average

9
  • TOSHIBA PC 6030
  • Acoustic Research AD-06

Lower end Stuff

Otras - Others

  • Philips DCC 900*
5


Double Decks

  • Technis RS-T80R
  • Technics RS-B66W
  • Sony TC-WR990 
  • SONY TC-WR99ES NEW (vendible con fallo)
  • Sansui D-9W (3 units) ( 1 Vendible)
  • Aiwa AD-WX220
  • AIWA AD-WX909 
9
  • Sony TC-WA9ES
  • Teac W-990RX
  • Pioneer CT-W910
  • Yamaha KX-W952

total: 11+14 + 17 + 16 + 9 + 5 + 9 =83


PLATINUM  GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
NAKAMICHI 4
3 2 0 9
TANDBERG 1
0 0 3
4
PIONEER 1
0 1 2 4
REVOX 1 1 0 0 2
AIWA 1 0 1 1 3
SONY 0 2 1 3 6
TEAC 0 2 1 0
3
HITACHI 0 2 0 0 2
JVC 0 0
2 0 2
EUMIG 0 1 1 0
2
SHARP 0 1 0 0 1
DENON 0
0
3
0
1






YAMAHA 0
0
1
1
2







Previously owned now sold - vendidas:

.... never sold one deck higher than I bought it, except for the Nakamichi DR-2 as two buyers whom I had sold before, struggled to win the auction on this one.
"*" means that I regret selling it:  Dumped,
Total: 30

On sale: