Nakamichi CR-1 Two Head Stereo Cassette Deck – SOLD –

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Nakamichi CR-1 Two Head Stereo Cassette Deck – SOLD –

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Nakamichi CR-1 Two Head Stereo Cassette Deck



The CR-1 cassette deck incorporates many aspects of the sophisticated technology developed for Nakamichi’s upper range models.

In a simple and compact package, this deck delivers sound quality that rivals many of its peers.

Specifications are guaranteed, as each deck is painstakingly adjusted at the factory.

Outstanding basic recording and playback performance is complemented by attractive design and exceptional ease of use.


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan, 1 x mechanism

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 70dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.06%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0%

Input: 50mV (line)

Output: 0.5V (line)

Dimensions: 430 x 100 x 265mm

Weight: 5.4kg

Year: 1988 – 1990

Description of work

The following tasks and parts have either been repaired or replaced:
All PCB’s checked and re-soldered
Washed and treated all potentiometers with DeoxIT
Treated all RCA’s with DeoxIT
Washed and cleaned chassis
Serviced the cassette mechanisim, cleaned, greased and calibrated
New quality belt kit
Tape Heads, cleaned, demagnetized and aligned
Tested in excess of 4 hours

Warranty: 6 months

RV HIFI says:

Wow, this is an impressive deck, reproduction is exceptional!


RV HIFI is passionate about Vintage HIFI, so we believe in doing the job right!

Additional information

Weight 9 kg
Dimensions 52 x 46 x 24 cm