How many of you have a Nakamichi CD player?

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by Sir.Byrd, Dec 5, 2009.

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Do you own a Nakamichi CD player?

  1. Yes

    37.0%
  2. No

    63.0%
  1. hittlevm

    hittlevm New Member

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    I know how to fix your problem with the drawer on your cd Player. Email me and I'll send you some pics. of the culprit… and show you how you can easily fix it in less than 5 seconds…. I have the same cd player..
     
  2. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    Going to be recapping my CD Player 4 this weekend.
     
  3. hittlevm

    hittlevm New Member

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    I own a Nakamichi player 2 , I will be looking to buy another nakimichi soon to have a back up player if mine fails. I have had a lot of players over the years and have to say that IMHO the player I have now sounds best to my ears. My question is do the Nakimichi players 2 , 3 , 4 sound pretty much the same ? ( Warm , smooth )
     
  4. pskaudio

    pskaudio Member

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    I really like the first series MB decks and have been using a CD Player 1 as my main unit. The CD Player 2 and 3 are exactly the same as the MB-2 and 3 internally. The question is, do you like the funky grey look of the earlier decks, or the smooth black MB series. For those of you with the CD or MB 2 and 3, replace the output cap. It's a 10 microF 25V Nichicon Muse and the Elna Silmic II 50V or the Nichicon KZ 100V can make a world of difference. I've had about four of the 2 model and two of the 3 (only one 4). First two things, replace the belt for the drawer and then the cap.
     
  5. Susurus

    Susurus Resolution:6.62×10^-34

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    How do you un-vote? I have a Nak cassette player, not a CD. Doh!
     
  6. pskaudio

    pskaudio Member

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    If you like the sound of the 2, you might want to stick with another CD 2 or MB-2. All of the decks use a dual 18 bit DAC (BB PCM 1700P in the 2 and 3, AD 1864 in the 4), the 2 has one per channel for the E.L. 20 bit circuit. The output filter in all three is a third order Bessel, but the 2's topology is a G.I.C. type. While the difference is small, they do add up. Remember that you're used to the sound of the 2 and any change will be noticeable. Since "warm and smooth", was something you liked about the 2, the 3 or 4 may seem a bit less refined.
     
  7. jimbo2k

    jimbo2k SWTPc Tiger 01s Tiger 215 2000ESD SB Touch BX300

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    hate to resurect an old thread but

    Maybe you Nak CDP owners can help. Bought a used Nak Player 3 that had draw problems because a poster assured me that belts were the only problem with these players. Well replacing all three belts cured the draw problems, but the CD refuses to spin. Checked the motor with 3v and it spins up fine. Checked the reed switch on the motor board and that is fine. Laser drive motor on same board works. Put the cover back on in case there was an optic switch to no avail. Have the service diagram, but I have run out of talent. Help please. :music: jim
     
  8. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    As it happens... I have an OMS-7 (which still works, or at least it did, last time I tried it) as well as the 5 disc changer that cosmetically goes with (e.g.) the Cassette Deck 2 and the Receiver 3. The drawer mechanism on the latter is, predictably, balky.

    Both of these were dump finds, FWIW.
     
  9. Jovinyl

    Jovinyl Super Member

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    Have one now. OMS-2A. Thrift store. Lens needed a good cleaning. Works just fine :thmbsp:
     
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  10. hogdaddy

    hogdaddy Super Member

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    I just picked up a CDP 2 from the thrift in excellent condition minus the remote.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011
  11. Southpaw69

    Southpaw69 Active Member

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    I have a Nakamichi SoundSpace 1. It's not a separate CD deck, it's a mini system. Does that count?
     
  12. lasminit2

    lasminit2 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Love my CD Player 2. Smooth as silk. Replaced drawer belt 2 or 3 years ago.
    :music:
     
  13. perryinva

    perryinva IS it vintage????

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    Wow, I can't believe this thread is still alive. I just picked up an absolute mint MB-1s with remote for $50 locally. I was shocked at how good it sounds, I just thought, "Well, that's another neat piece of Nak gear for occasional use, that has a small enough footprint and no huge tray like my Denon changer, but it sounds much better than the Denon. And it does the little "shake in and out before load" motion, which I thought was a potential problem, glad I ran into this thread! Works perfect, though the display seems a little dim, not sure if that's how bright it is supposed to be or not. Anyone?
     
  14. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

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    None here. Look well built though..
     
  15. cedrambo

    cedrambo New Member

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    Nak cd3

    I picked up my CD3 on the bay for $15.50 and it plays through my NAK AV-10 to Mirage M-5's beautifully! I consider it a steal!
     
  16. Arkay

    Arkay Lunatic Member

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    More proof that old threads never die...

    Reading through it, I noticed I didn't mention which models I had. I'm keeping a ZX-9 in my main system, and have put a ZX-7 and an RX-202E in storage. I'm either selling or keeping (haven't decided yet) a few others (700,1000), probably selling them, along with almost all my other cassette decks. I'll get rid of the 202 if/when I run across a 505. :D

    The ZX-9 is definitely the long-term "keeper" in the bunch.

    I'm still hoping to one day find the "Dragon" CD/DAC combo... but they are truly rare, and even if I find one, it might be outside of any reasonable budget :)dunno:)!
     
  17. Jo6Pak

    Jo6Pak Well-Known Member

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    sir.byrd: forgive me for dredging up this 2yr old thread, but i have a CDP 3 that is giving me trouble and i'm guessing it is an issue with cap(s). i THOUGHT one of my advents was going bad on me, as i was hearing some random harshness ('crackling') coming out of the tweet in the right channel. out of curiosity, i swapped the left/right channels on the CDP 3 output cable an the problem moved to the other channel. hence, it is NOT the advent. hooked up an old faithful marantz player in place of the NAK and the problem disappeared. this NAK is a great piece of gear and has been taken care of by previous owners. i guess what i'm asking (finally) is are there certain 'culprit' caps in these that i should be looking at? i haven't even opened it up yet. still trying to work out a strategy. thanks in advance to you and/or anyone else that can offer some insight as to a solution...
     
  18. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    Well, if it is only one channel, it's probably not the power supply. I never recapped my CD-4, so I don't know if there are any trouble areas.
     
  19. shelby1420

    shelby1420 Enjoying the music.....

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    MB-8 owner here........ Love it!
     
  20. capt.chaos

    capt.chaos Super Member

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    None here. I have Mcintosh and Marantz SACD players.
     

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