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Yamaha K-420 Cassette Deck....Ever Heard Of This Model?

 

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Just curious if anyone has ever heard of this model? I saw it being sold by someone on Ebay. I tried to get some specs on it but had no luck. Any input anyone has would be most appreciated!
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If memory serves me correctly, that was one of Yamaha's lower end decks from the early to mid 1980's. I believe it was around $250-300.00 new US dollars. If you can find an old Nakamichi, Harmon Kardon or Tandberg, you'd be much happier.
 

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It was lower middle end. Not great but better than a Pioneer. Can't imagine you'll find a Tandberg that's still working and no one to repair them or parts to be had. Sony ES from the early 90's wasn't bad, just stay away from regular Sony. Last I heard Nakamichi had started to disavow they ever made cassette decks. Huh?!
 

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The high end Yamaha decks were very, very good. The later ones with HX Pro, dbx and Dolby S could make outstanding copies that beat all but the perhaps the very top end Naks, for a fraction of the price. (The KX-690 new was 1/2 the price of a dragon new and used is about 1/5 the price) I have a middle of the road Nak (CR-2) and a Yamaha KX-690 (top end Yamaha) and the Yamaha kills it, especially when playing tapes in non Nak decks (a very real issue). The lack of HX Pro and Dolby S or dbx really hinders the Naks when compared against the last high end decks form Aiwa, Yamaha, Sony ES, TEAC, etc.

Look for KX-690, K-1020 (I think) decks. Make sure they are 3 head, 3 motor with Dolby S preferably, or dbx if you're just going to use the tapes on one deck. Recordings made with Dolby S sound outstanding on car decks that can only decode in Dolby B.
 

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Username: Dgb100

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The high end Yamaha decks were very, very good. The later ones with HX Pro, dbx and Dolby S could make outstanding copies that beat all but the perhaps the very top end Naks, for a fraction of the price. I have a middle of the road Nak (CR-2) and a Yamaha KX-690 (top end Yamaha, retailed for slightly more than the CR-2) and the Yamaha kills it, especially when playing tapes in non Nak decks (a very real issue). The lack of HX Pro and Dolby S or dbx really hinders the Naks when compared against the last high end decks form Aiwa, Yamaha, Sony ES, TEAC, etc.

Look for KX-690, K-1020 (I think) decks. Make sure they are 3 head, 3 motor with Dolby S preferably, or dbx if you're just going to use the tapes on one deck. Recordings made with Dolby S sound outstanding on car decks that can only decode in Dolby B.
 

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Username: Webbadgers

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Registered: Oct-09
What about K-2000?
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