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EXPIRED - FOR SALE: MARANTZ SD-9000 ... 2 Speed Compudeck - Beaut!
Item #91781Info: MARANTZ SD-9000 ... 2 Speed Compudeck - Beaut!
|Days in System:||2330
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For sale is one very interesting and unique example of Cassette Deck engineering: the inimitable 3-Head Marantz SD-9000 Compu-Deck in outstanding condition.
Designed stateside and built by the Japanese with an original pricetag of $900.
This unit has more front end controls than just about any other deck out there. I especially like the two speed functionality.
As the pictures indicate silkscreening is 100%. Heads are in beautiful condition tape path clean.
"Issues": Readers may already be aware that these cassette decks will eventually require an optocoupler replacement to get it fully functioning again and this deck falls into that category. Thankfully this is a procedure the layman can perform on the cheap. As a result I couldn't run it through it's various and many functionalities. You can hear the motors (quietly) operating and the transport cycles.
Complete instructions on this step-by-step replacement procedure are provided at:
(That fellow did a really nice job with his instructions and should be commended for his efforts.)
The optocoupler issue can be a blessing. In the case of the cassette deck in this listing it obviously developed the optocoupler problem a long time ago and sat un-used. Simply put no use means no extra wear & tear - a real bonus. New belts & the optocoupler means essentially a new deck.
Weighs 20.25lbs unpacked. Dimensions: 16"l x 6.5"t x 13"d
They seem to sell on average for about 2.5 times my asking including a recent 280230108918
I need to have $350 cash/M.O. for it. Shipment $30 in Canada.
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