My poor old Nak 681ZX is on it's way to PerryinVA for repair.

Discussion in 'Tape' started by Bigerik, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. perryinva

    perryinva IS it vintage????

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    Sorry, no. I don't work on RTRs.
     

     

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  2. jblmar

    jblmar JBL & marantz

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    Charles,
    Not to hijack this thread, if you want, PM me with the issue(s) with your Pioneer.
     
  3. jblmar

    jblmar JBL & marantz

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    Topcat,
    You have a PM.
     
  4. perryinva

    perryinva IS it vintage????

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    Sorry, no, I do not restore RTRs at this time.
     
  5. Yamahaha

    Yamahaha Active Member

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    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.
     
  6. kenwood61

    kenwood61 Vintage HiFi Nut Subscriber

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    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!!
     

     

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  7. Cobra301

    Cobra301 New Member

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    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!
     
  8. cajunpepe

    cajunpepe New Member

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    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,

    Pepe
     
  9. pghcoyote

    pghcoyote New Member

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    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?
     
  10. perryinva

    perryinva IS it vintage????

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    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.
     
  11. tnmike1

    tnmike1 AK Member Subscriber

    May want to go to the Tapeheads forum. Bought my NAK 303 there from him. Totally impressed with the deck and love it
     

     

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  12. kenwood61

    kenwood61 Vintage HiFi Nut Subscriber

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    Years later, I still enjoy my LX-3 that Perry rebuilt. Great job amigo!!
     
  13. kmulkey

    kmulkey AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Same for the Dragon he sold me 4-5 years ago...still going strong.
     

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