Discussion in 'Tape' started by Bigerik, Mar 18, 2012.
Sorry, no. I don't work on RTRs.
Not to hijack this thread, if you want, PM me with the issue(s) with your Pioneer.
You have a PM.
Sorry, no, I do not restore RTRs at this time.
I love NAKS and Perryinva has helped so many on this forum. If you sell high end Naks you've gone over Perry, please PM me.
All I can add is a +1 that Perry is a great guy who loves Nak decks. Thank God for him, since I know he has helped many people enjoy their Nak decks!! I also appreciate his attention to detail and willingness to share his process. It lets you know just how much work goes into restoring one of these decks. I especially appreciate the insight his man cave shots give, with all those tapes. Crazy! I had no idea you'd need more than 2 or 3 calibration tapes. Good stuff!!
I am completely new to this forum, but came across this thread looking for help with my deck. I just bought a Nakamichi CR2A deck, seems to work fine except the right channel audio is very low, almost non-existent. I am going to continue to search through these forums, but if Perry is still watching, could I indulge a bit of help? Thanks!
Perry...do you have a contact email? I just acquired a CR-7A that seems to be in beautiful condition, but it just won't play a cassette. The FF and RW motors work, and the head assembly comes up, but when Play is pressed, it tries to play for about 1-2 seconds and then just stops.
It has been sitting idle for about 20 or so years, and I do believe the deck has never been opened up for any kind of service before.
I would like to send it to you if you are willing to take a crack at it.
Thanks in advance,
I was curious as to what could cause a situation like this, where the deck records in every mode? A faulty switch or switch actuator?
It was the switching transistor, that switches in the erase head bias signal, during record. Not a smart design when a failure of a single transistor causes something damaging to default to ON. I always always check that eraee head is not active, clean and demag the heads and tape path before any tape goes in.
May want to go to the Tapeheads forum. Bought my NAK 303 there from him. Totally impressed with the deck and love it
Years later, I still enjoy my LX-3 that Perry rebuilt. Great job amigo!!
Same for the Dragon he sold me 4-5 years ago...still going strong.
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