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post #1 of 6 Old 01-18-17, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Its been a slow day today so I went hunting on the internet to see what price people are asking for a Yamaha KX-800U. I picked up my unit last fall for $50 Cdn and in great clean shape. I see it listed for around $250. I want to see how well this unit recorded and played back so I recorded the Violent Femmes from a CD using DBX noise reduction in record and playback. Color me impressed. Although the CD was ultimately better, I could not believe how close to the source this deck got in capturing the music. The difference between the KX-800 and the KX-800U is that the U model includes DBX noise reduction which is missing in the supplied pic. My bad.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-18-17, 06:55 PM
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I've actually got two decks at home a Yamaha KX393 and a JVC duel deck that has pitch control.
Both work as they did day one. I had many a mix tape made for my old car deck and for church. I really liked the Sony Metal SR 100 blank cassette tapes for recording.

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I have three cassette decks, Nakamichi ZX-7, LX-5 and Teac V-7010. Currently the Teac is connected because I think it looks better then the Naks and it has a wireless remote. Yes, I admit I've grown lazy in my old age.
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I have three cassette decks, Nakamichi ZX-7, LX-5 and Teac V-7010. Currently the Teac is connected because I think it looks better then the Naks and it has a wireless remote. Yes, I admit I've grown lazy in my old age.
Do you ever record with it or still use it to play back cassettes?
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I know the question was not directed to me but I still do play the odd cassette tape. Haven't recorded anything on them in years.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
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The truth is I rarely do any recording using the cassette medium. I've got a dedicated music server (Netbook PC) connected to my stereo (USB/Emotiva XDA-2) and I can do LP rips via another PC (Linux box w/Behringer UCA-222) that's also connected to my stereo.
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