Nakamichi                            
Model (see top page for legend)
Year
Heads
F.R.,
±3dB, Hz-kHz
W&F, WRMS,
%
S/N, NR
off, dB
S/N, Best NR,
dB
NR & Bias
Rec. Cal.
Auto
Reverse
Drive
Motors
Weight, kg
Price, MSRP,
USD
Notes
700 Tri-Tracer
1973 3 35-20
0.05   65 B
Manual
No
Closed
2 13.0 850 Manual record head azimuth adjustment, Pitch control
1000 Tri-Tracer
1973 3 35-20
0.05   65 B/DNL
Manual
No
Closed
2 17.7 1,300 Manual record head azimuth adjustment, Pitch control
550 Dual-Tracer
1974 2 40-17
0.13   65 B
Manual
No
Open
1 5.1 560 Portable
500 Dual-Tracer
1974 2 40-17
0.13   58 B
No
No
Open
1 7.0 480  
600 1975 2 35-20
0.08   65 B
Manual
No
Open
2 6.5 600  
350 1976 2 40-15
0.08   58 B
No
No
Open
1 3.0 440 Portable
700II
1977 3 35-20
0.05   65 B
Manual
No
Closed
2 13.0 1,140 Manual record head azimuth adjustment, Pitch control
1000II
1977 3 35-20
0.05   65 B/DNL
Manual
No
Closed
2 17.7 1,650 Manual record head azimuth adjustment, Pitch control
600II
1978 2 35-20
0.08   63 B
Manual
No
Open
2 6.5 655  
580 1978 2 20-20
0.05   63 B
Manual
No
Closed
3 8.3 650  
680ZX
1979 3 10-22
0.04   66 B
Manual
No
Closed
4 9.0 1,550 Auto rec. head azimuth calibration, Pitch control, Two speeds
670ZX
1979 3 10-22
0.04   66 B
Manual
No
Closed
4 9.0 1,150 Auto record head azimuth cal., Pitch control
660ZX
1979 3 10-22
0.04   66 B
Manual
No
Closed
4 9.0 995 Auto rec. head azimuth cal., 3-head w/o mon., Pitch control
1000ZXL
1979 3 18-25
0.04   66 B
Auto
No
Closed
4 19.0 3,800 Auto record head azimuth cal., Pitch control
680 1979 3 10-22
0.04   66 B
Manual
No
Closed
3 9.0 1,350 Manual rec. head azimuth adj., Pitch control, Two speeds
582 1979 3 20-20
0.05   66 B
Manual
No
Closed
3 8.3 890  
581 1979 3 20-20
0.05   66 B
Manual
No
Closed
3 8.3 770 3-head without monitoring
482 1979 3 20-20
0.06   63 B
No
No
Closed
3 6.4 775  
481 1979 3 20-20
0.06   63 B
No
No
Closed
3 6.4 655 3-head without monitoring
480 1979 2 20-20
0.06   64 B
No
No
Closed
3 6.4 595  
700ZXL
1980 3 18-24
0.04   66 B
Auto
No
Closed
4 14.0 3,000 Auto record head azimuth cal., Pitch control
682ZX
1980 3 20-22
0.04   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
5 9.0 1,800 Auto record head azimuth cal., Pitch control
681ZX
1980 3 20-22
0.04   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
5 9.0 1,600 Auto rec. head azimuth cal., 3-head w/o mon., Pitch control
582Z
1980 3 20-20
0.05   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 8.5 1,250  
581Z
1980 3 20-20
0.05   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 8.5 1,150 3-head without monitoring
482Z
1980 3 20-20
0.06   72 B/C
No
No
Closed
3 6.6 950  
481Z
1980 3 20-20
0.06   72 B/C
No
No
Closed
3 6.6 850 3-head without monitoring
480Z
1980 2 20-20
0.06   72 B/C
No
No
Closed
3 6.6 850  
ZX-7
1981 3 20-21
0.04   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 9.5 1,250 Manual record head azimuth adjustment
LX-5
1981 3 20-20
0.06   70 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 8.5 850  
700ZXE
1981 3 18-23
0.04   66 B
Auto
No
Closed
4 14.0 2,400 Auto record head azimuth cal., Pitch control
ZX-9
1982 3 20-21
0.022   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 9.5 1,550 Manual record head azimuth adjustment
RX-505
1982 3 20-20
0.04   70 B/C
Manual
Yes
Closed
4 10.0 1,549 Flips cassette for tape reverse (UDAR)
RX-303
1982 2 20-20
0.04   68 B/C
Manual
Yes
Closed
4 10.0 995 Flips cassette for tape reverse (UDAR)
RX-202
1982 2 20-20
0.06   68 B/C
No
Yes
Open
4 9.0 879 Flips cassette for tape reverse (UDAR)
LX-3
1982 2 20-20
0.06   68 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 8.5 595  
Dragon
1982 3 20-22
0.019   72 B/C
Manual
Yes
Closed
5 9.5 2,499 Auto playback head azimuth correction (NAAC)
BX-2
1982 2 20-20
0.06   68 B/C
No
No
Open
3 5.5 450  
BX-1
1982 2 20-20
0.06   62 B
No
No
Open
3 5.5 299  
1000ZXL Limited
1983 3 18-25
0.04   66 B
Auto
No
Closed
4 19.5 6,000 Auto record head azimuth cal., Pitch control
ZX-5
1984 3 20-20
0.024   70 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 5.6 750 Pitch control
BX-300
1984 3 20-20
0.027   70 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 5.6 750 Pitch control
BX-150
1984 2 20-20
0.06   68 B/C
No
No
Open
3 5.5 495  
BX-100
1984 2 20-20
0.06   62 B
No
No
Open
3 5.0 349  
MR-1
1985 3 20-20
0.027   70 B/C
No
No
Closed
3 6.3 895 Professional, Pitch control, Balanced line input/output
BX-125
1985 2 20-20
0.06   68 B/C
No
No
Open
3 5.0 475  
MR-2
1986 2 20-20
0.06   70 B/C
Manual
No
Open
3 6.3 559 Professional, Pitch control
CR-7 / CR-70*
1986 3 18-21
0.027   72 B/C
Auto
No
Closed
4 9.0 1,849 Manual playback head azimuth adjustment; *Japanese model
CR-5 / CR-50*
1986 3 20-20
0.027   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 8.5 1,095 *Japanese model
CR-4 / CR-40*
1988 3 20-21
0.027   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 5.9 995 *Japanese model
CR-3 / CR-30*
1988 3 20-20
0.035   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 5.6 795 *Japanese model
CR-2 / CR-20*
1988 2 20-20
0.06   70 B/C
Manual
No
Open
3 5.4 495 *Japanese model
CR-1 / CR-10*
1988 2 20-20
0.06   70 B/C
No
No
Open
3 5.4 395 *Japanese model
Cassette Deck 2
1990 2 20-20
0.06   70 B/C
Manual
No
Open
3 5.4 400  
Cassette Deck 1
1990 3 20-21
0.035   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 5.4 879 Manual playback head azimuth adjustment
Cassette Deck 1,5
1991 3 20-21
0.035   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 5.4 700  
DR-3
1992 2 20-20
0.06   70 B/C
Manual
No
Open
3 5.4 430  
DR-2
1992 3 20-21
0.035   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 5.4 750  
DR-1
1992 3 20-21
0.035   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 5.4 930 Manual playback head azimuth adjustment
DR-8
1999 2 20-20
0.06   70 B/C
Manual
No
Open
3 5.4 600  
DR-10
1999 3 20-21
0.035   72 B/C
Manual
No
Closed
3 5.4 900