Nakamichi ZX-7

Classic 3 Head Desiǥn Cassette Deck

In nice condition. Original box and packing are not included. Manual can be found on line.

Second most coveted model to the infamous Dragon (and some like this model better!) , the ZX-7 (1981-84) features Nakamichi Discrete Head Technology in which record, play and erase heads are mechanically as well as electrically independent. Mechanical independence reduces crosstalk and allows each head to be contoured for smoothest response. Of even more importance, the mechanically independent heads of the ZX7 can be adjusted individually for proper azimuth and allow the user to read ajust record-head azimuth to correct for differences in tape path from cassette to cassette.

General Specs:

Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record, 1 x playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 21kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 72dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.04%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.8%

Input: 50mV (line)

Output: 1V (line)

Dimensions: 450 x 135 x 300mm

Weight: 9.5kg

More detailed specs:

  • Noise Reduction

    • Dolby-B Noise Reduction

    • Dolby-C Noise Reduction

    • Double Dolby NR Circuits

    • MPX Filter

  • Calibration

    • 15kHz Test Tone

    • 400Hz Test Tone

    • Manual Azimuth Calibration

    • Manual Bias Calibration

    • Manual Level Calibration

  • Head Configuration

    • Pressure Pad Lifter

    • 3 Head Desiǥn

    • Seperate Record and Playback Heads

    • 4 Track / 2 Channel

  • Operation

    • Cue "Rocking"

    • Tape Start Memory

    • Timer Recording/Playback

    • Memory Play

    • Memory Stop

    • Punch-In Recording

    • Real-Time Tape Monitoring

    • Record Mute

    • Cue / Review

    • Full Logic Transport Control

    • 2-Speed Cueing

    • Damped Eject

    • Removable Well Cover

    • Electronic Fade-In

    • Electronic Fade-Out

  • Preamplifier

    • Output-Level Control

    • Individual Input Level Controls

  • Connectivity

    • Headphones

    • RCA Input/Output Connectors

    • Wired Remote Control

    • DC Power Output For BlackBox Series

    • AC Power Cord / Plug

  • Transport

    • Dual-Capsŧan Transport

    • Slack-Tape Takeup

    • Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

    • Mechanical Tape Loading

    • Auto Shutoff

    • 3x Motor Mechanism

    • Idler Drive (Reel)

    • Belt Drive (Mechanism)

  • Display

    • 4-Digıt Digital Counter

    • Digital Peak-Reading Meters

  • Tape

    • Manual Tape Equalization

    • Chrome Tape Capabılity

    • Normal Tape Capabılity

    • Metal Tape Capabılity

    • Manual Tape Type Selection

  • Indicators

    • Record

    • Illuminated Cassette Compartment

    • Fast Forward

    • Play

    • Pause

    • Stop

    • Rewind

    • Chrome Tape

    • Metal Tape

    • Normal Tape

    • Fader Down

    • Fader Up

  • Exterior

    • Front Loading

    • Orientation Left

    • Black Finish

  • General

    • Stereo

  • Speed

    • 1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s

  • Electronics

    • Record Protection

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