Get the Onkyo with an International warranty, if poss. Onkyo has full service support/repair facilities here in India-a very impt consideration, esp with a format on its way out.
Depends on what Nakamichi is available. A 20 year old Nak may be a bad idea but the DR series is available used internationally for 10/12 K is a good option.Naks are built well and last long and spares for the latter series are still available.
U could also look at used technics decks.
If buying new i guess the options are onkyo,Marantz, and Yamaha. If i remember right there is a Yamaha 580se which was a good vfm deck.
If u just want to own a peice of history then a Nakamichi but if its a plain jane decent tape deck u need then a simple two head deck from any of the above brands will be a better option.
I own a Nak DR 10 and its great but i am aware of the problems i will have if it breaks down.
though Im sorry Im not able to identify you right away
Happy to be here, this is my first post. Im a bit of cassette deck nut, I have a TEAC A800 (pre TASCAM studio deck), B&O Beocord 9000 and a Tandberg 440A - the last two i bought through Ebay US are in Mint condition.
Has anyone on this list come across a Nakamichi CR7 or Revox B215S? Also interested in metal tapes specifically Luxman XM4 .Please PM me. thanks