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Nakamichi DR 10 - Is it worth?

Wharfedale EVO4.1 Bookshelf Speakers

nikhilblr

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Just bought two units BNIB sealed. Made in Malaysia with 220V rating (looks like in ebay are all made in Malaysia).

Not in Black color though.Similar with this one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nakamichi-...=item340197efa1:g:VloAAOSwIQNcSetO:rk:10:pf:0

Price wise very reasonable, half compared to the used one listed in ebay ($800 - 1,200).
Guarantee for one year which is ridiculous.

The seller has few more units available.
Hi, is this person still selling the decks?
 

suavek

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Hello,
I am looking for service manual for this model.
Please help if you can, much appreciated.

Thank you
 

Selvin

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Hello,
I am looking for service manual for this model.
Please help if you can, much appreciated.

Thank you
Hello,
DR-10 manual is not available in net. But you may refer DR-1 service manual and it is same except very minor changes in few place.
 

nikhilblr

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Hello,
DR-10 manual is not available in net. But you may refer DR-1 service manual and it is same except very minor changes in few place.
Hi Selvin, is there a place where we can source belts for a nakamichi Dr-10 in India? Also do you know a place in Bangalore where I can get a DR-10 serviced / repaired?
 

suavek

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Hello,
DR-10 manual is not available in net. But you may refer DR-1 service manual and it is same except very minor changes in few place.
Hi Selvin,
I just purchased DR10 Service Manual and it's excellent. It is available from known to me local online library merchant.
 

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Hi, is this person still selling the decks?
I think it's the one I just got one of those gold DR10 a chap from Indonesia is selling. The deck indeed is nos but my piece has terrible wow and flutter upon arrival. This require repair or better complete overhaul. I managed to negotiate partial refund with merchant to cover basic belt replacement and calibration checkup. But I am ready for much more comprehensive service including recapping of the pcbs including capstan motor regulator. For the final price I got it, it's definitely worth it, comparing to other offers for the same deck fully serviced.
Just be prepared for potential service if you buy nos dr10 from this batch.
 

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and nakamichi dr 10 is made in malaysia. i think its the last tape deck made by them if i am not wrong
 

Selvin

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Hi Selvin, is there a place where we can source belts for a nakamichi Dr-10 in India? Also do you know a place in Bangalore where I can get a DR-10 serviced / repaired?
Belts are available one shop in SP Road. It is coming in a pocket with bunch of belts. The person asks 80 - 100 Rs depends mood per pocket. The belt is bit thin and I will not suggest to Nakamachi. I forget the shop name it is just before Amar Electronics in the left side while coming from corporation side.

Better buy it from turntablesneedles.com.

The DR-10 capstan belt size is FBM9.3 (9.3inches/236mm) and Back Tension Belt is 0.7mm thick square belt SBR3.2 (81mm/3.2inch).
 
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