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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby xrayspex78 » 23 January 2019, 14:53

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One of my latest audio acquisitions. A Nakamichi BX-1 2 Head cassette deck. Fist Nak I ever owned that played correctly without major issues in the transport.

Replaced a bad power cord on the unit that had a hairline crack. Which caused intermittent power.
Now the fast forward and rewind will need addressed. They work but eventually stop and seem very weak. It could be:
Belts
Idler wheel
Motor
Not sure yet. Really hope it’s not the motor.

This was one of Nakamichi’s entry level decks. I believe it’s from 1982 or so. It’s a nice sounding deck for sure. Not their best. Their best was The Dragon and is considered the end all be all in home audio cassette decks. The darn thing had automatic azimuth adjustment!! :wide-eyed:
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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby curious972 » 20 July 2020, 21:12

i listen to mostly classic rock. best when exercising
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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby Brenden » 20 July 2020, 21:18

curious972 wrote:i listen to mostly classic rock. best when exercising

But how? That was the question.
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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby Severelius » 20 July 2020, 21:23

Spotify.
Wireless headphones.

I'm not an audiophile, I have no time for tinkering with elaborate devices and set-ups considering most music I listen to is just a largely-ignored background soundtrack to whatever I'm more focused on at the time.
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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby curious972 » 20 July 2020, 21:55

Brenden wrote:
curious972 wrote:i listen to mostly classic rock. best when exercising

But how? That was the question.

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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby René » 21 July 2020, 00:46

Typically Spotify on Very High quality on my Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones via my Samsung Galaxy S10 over Bluetooth transmitted using Sony's LDAC codec.

I love these headphones. The noise cancelling is amazing, they calibrate to the shape of your ears and the air pressure (e.g. cabin pressure on a plane) and stuff like that, and the batteries last like 30 hours, while charging fully in an hour. 2 minutes of charging gives about an hour of listening time. :D
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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby John27 » 21 July 2020, 06:31

Nice Nakamichi!

xrayspex78 wrote:This was one of Nakamichi’s entry level decks. I believe it’s from 1982 or so. It’s a nice sounding deck for sure. Not their best. Their best was The Dragon and is considered the end all be all in home audio cassette decks. The darn thing had automatic azimuth adjustment!! :wide-eyed:


Not to be argumentative, but there is some model that some swear was better. I can't remember what it was. But the Dragon was certainly a well regarded tape deck. I'll never forget when I saw one in real life, for sale in the used equipment room of a small city audio dealer. It was fun seeing a legendary component in person. No, I didn't get it...didn't have the $$$.

Although I did mention that Dragon to a larger city dealer with whom I'd done business. He was a lot less impressed--possibly because he'd long since moved on past the cassette tape. Although that same dealer did promote cassette even in the early 1990s over digital recording, feeling it worked better for LPs. He was a Sony ES dealer, and had access to both cassette and DAT decks.


Now the fast forward and rewind will need addressed. They work but eventually stop and seem very weak. It could be:
Belts
Idler wheel
Motor
Not sure yet. Really hope it’s not the motor.


Or just live without rewind or fast forward! :lol:

I'm not an expert, but I'd guess it more likely to be a belt/idler wheel type of issue.
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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby John27 » 21 July 2020, 06:36

My #1 choice for music is the LP. These are trendy now, but I was playing them even in the 1990s, when they were "obsolete" in the eyes of many. At one point, I had a system that was only turntable/amp/speakers--although I'd planned to add other stuff, but wasn't able to get around to it for several years.
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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby John27 » 21 July 2020, 06:40

Severelius wrote:I have no time for tinkering with elaborate devices and set-ups


It's not necessarily that bad dealing with a good system. Yes, there can be lots of tinkering with some systems--not to mention constant system changes. But many systems can be pretty much fit and forget.

I've had the moments of tinkering, but I've also had stretches when I do nothing more than what's needed for daily operation.
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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby John27 » 21 July 2020, 06:51

Since cassette was mentioned... That's a format I seldom use. BUT it was very much a standard format when I was a teenager in the 80s--both for me, and certainly classmates, some of whom probably had nothing else.

I sort of thought of getting a good tape deck (although probably nothing remotely as good as Nakimichi Dragon) when first thinking of a good system. But I lost interest. I think at some point I thought a tape deck might be useful, but I'd just get some cheap "good enough for occasional use" tape deck. (Actually, the two things I'd have been interested in were voice material and possibly background music--neither of which are demanding enough to call for even an entry level Nakimichi.)
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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby biguy87 » 21 July 2020, 08:50

Spotify and headphones when running. Radio on Amazon Echo/Alexa around the house. Radio and CD's in the car.
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Re: Audio: How do you like to enjoy your music?

Unread postby Valso » 21 July 2020, 12:00

On my computer - FLAC only. But the media players for Android don't seem to get along with FLAC when it comes to replay gain, so on my phone the music is mp3 because there the replay gain is a constant.
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