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In hunt for a large tape cassette deck

Discussion in 'Tape' started by sssboa, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. sssboa

    sssboa Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am looking for a large deck so I could put my precious receiver on top of it. If it was quality to boot it would be a bonus. Or are they all same dimensions?
    My receiver is around 48 cm wide, 30 cm deep.
     

     

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  2. Hajidub

    Hajidub Chihuahua/Pug = Chug Subscriber

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    vintagecassette.com just so I don't have to list 5,000 options.
     
  3. hdrobien

    hdrobien Well-Known Member

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    There are not many large deck (> 440 mm).

    I only know the Nakamichi 580/581/582 (500 mm).
     
  4. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    How big is the Yamaha CT-1000?
    There's one sitting atop a CR-1020 (and under a CA-800) in the photo below.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. sssboa

    sssboa Well-Known Member

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    OK, I will have to put the deck on top of the receiver.
     
  6. Bob

    Bob AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    look at the 660/670/680 Nak series which come in rack mount (EIA),
    you could do a simple rack with a spacer panel that supports the
    receiver. that spacer panel is if the receiver's feet is too wide
    otherwise not needed nor is the simple rack. check hifiengine
    for the NAK dimensions and lift your receiver to measure the distance
    between the feet.- do note the depth also.
     

     

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  7. Hajidub

    Hajidub Chihuahua/Pug = Chug Subscriber

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    Bad idea, it’s best to not cover the ventilation grills.
     
  8. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    You could use some spacers to give the receiver some air.

    [​IMG]

    HVAC vibration pads, very cheap and stackable too.

    Of course if you're running your receiver hard even that may not be enough to properly ventilate.
     
  9. Bob

    Bob AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    put a fan on the rear, power it with receiver's switched AC outlet.
     
  10. MRL_Audio

    MRL_Audio AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    New one. A deck as a base for the receiver. Naks make a good base.
     
  11. sssboa

    sssboa Well-Known Member

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    Thx. I will look for them to extend the clearance.
    It's a vintage Yamaha CR-800. It doesn't heat up as much as modern av receivers I had. I think it will be alright. I bought myself Yamaha kx-670 deck. I guess it has a steel bottom plate so actually may be a bit like a radiator. May it? :)
     

     

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  12. sssboa

    sssboa Well-Known Member

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    Only 4 of these cost 50% of the deck's worth :(
    I think 4 blocks of wood would :) do the job
     
  13. sssboa

    sssboa Well-Known Member

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    BTW, is it your private Yamaha stack?
     
  14. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Addicted Member

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    I’d just find some kind of hardwood shelving or maybe heavy plated glass that resists vibration....
     

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