Nakamichi TD 700 Cassette Receivers

TD 700

Tape deck tuner

User Reviews (6)

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Jeff Bridgman   [Dec 09, 2002]
Model Reviewed: td 7000 Nakamichi
Strength:

Unmatched sound quality. Period. Nothing compared then or ever will. Nak made the td 1200, but it had major mechanical gizmo problems.

Weakness:

None.

Nothing I have ever used on tape will match the TD-700 and a pair of ADS 320i's and some ADS plates. This was what heaven must sound like. Today I am so busy and I lease my trucks for short periods of time, and I work 24-7. I have 2 of these now rare decks that I am making available for sale. $500 each. Well taken care of, like everything I own. One of them was only used for six months, both both are excellent. I have never seen one available on eBay, although I have looked many times.

Similar Products Used: There is nothing similar except the Dragon home deck. I loved my first Alpine, I'll admit, but every kid loves his first car. Later in life, if he's very lucky, he buys a new black Bentley sedan and l
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5
VALUE
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5
Omar   [Jan 14, 2001]
Model Reviewed: 1985
Strength:

Stupid question...cassette tape and Nakamichi???? C'mon, there's NEVER been a better match with ANYTHING ELSE. Other pluses: pre-amp unit, Dolby B/C.

Weakness:

Serious down times and shop expenses. Finnicky eject gear. HORRIBLE quartz clock. There were probably other things, but it's been so long...

If you still use cassette (preferably tapes recorded on a Nakamichi deck), and you can still find one in decent shape, it's the best there is. Even if you use pre-recorded or tapes made on decks by other manufacturers, the azimuth control really does help to clean things up.

Be warned: it's an OLD machine, and as such parts are tough to come by. Found my old 700 from storage and had it serviced not so long ago; that was a major ouch, perhaps even MORE SO than for a deck from Alpine, Sony or any of the more mass-market brands. If buying used, make sure enough of the wiring harness is left w/ the unit to allow for splicing/coupling, and that the DIN mounting bracket and trim rings are still around (all are VERY unique to the TD-700/500, so says the tech who did the recent work on mine while we were reminiscing on the thing and its era). If buying NEW...well, all I have to say is 'you lucky dog', though I'd be afraid to know what you had to pay. It's truly THAT good. Remember, you'll need amp power as well. But there was nothing like listening to that TD-700 through a/d/s 320i's f&r powered by a/d/s plates.

Similar Products Used: HAH! NOTHING compares, except perhaps the 1000TD or MAYBE the TD-1200.
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5
VALUE
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5
James Burress   [Jul 12, 2000]
Strength:

As far as tape decks go. This is the standard by which others have been measured and failed to come close. Nothing today feature wise comes close to Manual Azimuth. Its the equal of being able to manipulate the data stream to the point of adding an subtracting bits at will. Never has jamed or ate a tape. just a simple blessing.

Weakness:

Nothing, form does follow function n this td 700 is proof.

bought from my first girlfriend 10 years after I installed in her honda, price...well lets say a little kindness!!

Would recommend to anyone whom is tired of those dime a dozen cd players. The sound ismore than equal and let me tell you this. If you have never had the pleasure of a little HERBALATION...THEN SITTING BACK FINE TUNING THE STATE OF THE ART IN ANOLOG BLISS WITH AZUMUTH CONTROL UNTIL PINK FLOYD THE WALL ACTUALLY IS PLAYING THRU YOUR ADS 320'S WITH SUCH THREE DEMENSIONAL SURROUND (THAT NOTHING YOUR CHEAP, INTEL INSIDE, FAKE DSP SURROUND SOUND, WANTABE HOME SYSTEM SOUNDING,GEAR COULD PREPARE YOU FOR) YOU COME TO THE POINT OF YOUR WHOLE UNIVERSE BEING TURNED UPSIDE DOWN...KINDA LIKE BEING DEVIRGIZED AGAIN. YOU WILL GO TO SLEEP CRYING LIKE A BABY WANTING THIER BOTTLE...NEVER TO BE THE SAME AGAIN... WAKING UP JUST TO ASK "HOW THEY DO THAT...HOW...HOW"... THATS NAKAMICHIS TD-700...THATS THE REBIRTH. THATS ANALOG SPACE, REALIZUM, THATS THE LITTLE BIT BOUT ANOLOG THAT THE PEOPLE DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW..THATS WHY WE HEAR IN ANOLOG NOT BITS OR BITES OR ONES AN ZEROS... NUFF SAID!

Similar Products Used: alpine sony denon. this Is the best period.
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5
VALUE
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5
Shawn   [Nov 21, 1999]
Model Reviewed: 1986
Strength:

Azimuth control
Dolby B and C
Skip Next, Next 2
120/70 EQ
Tuner Only

Weakness:

None

I have had this deck since 1991 and it has given me absolutely no problems. Sounds great and I would recommend this deck to anyone that could get there hands on it. Priceless!!!!!!

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5
VALUE
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4
Andre Miller   an Audio Enthusiast [Jul 15, 1999]

This model listed year 1986 on the Nak unofficial web site is pre amp only,has manual azimut adjustment and plays all kind odf tapes in a really exquisite way(up to 21KHz !!!!!!!).The later TD 700 C is actuallly on catalogue for about 2000US$ in Italy , and buying a second hand one is a good move.

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5
VALUE
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5
Brian Andreu   an Audiophile [Aug 03, 1999]

Have to agree with Andre on this. I have this unit...purchased it in 1990 for $900. This unit is incredible. With the adjustable azimuth head, this player can make ANY cassette sound great. Nice features too. Skip next song, or song(s), listen to radio while rw or ff tapes, and Dolby B and C.

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5
VALUE
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5
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