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For sale is a stunning Japanese-built Luxman K-12 tape deck. According to the Vintage Knob website

According to the Vintage Knob website (, this was an exceptionally expensive deck. Accounting for inflation, it was over USD $3000!!

Just like vinyl records….cassettes have made a huge comeback! Sales of cassette tapes have quietly grown 136% in the past year and new recordings are growing

Unlike most quality cassette decks in the marketplace using conventional AC amps Luxman’s exclusive "realtime processed” DC amps are employed in both recording and playback circuits, which, in direct combination with Sendust alloy heads, makes it possible to realize ultimate fidelity,.

The pure Sendust record and playback head which is capable of handling metal tapes not only improves frequency response, phase and wear characteristics, but ensures unequaled sonic excellence.

The exclusive motor for the reel base which drives the take-up reel during "PLAY” time, keeps the capstan motor immune from torque vibration, thus preventing rotation irregularity and providing a sufficient amount of back tension.

At the capstan, the servo motor controlled by FG frequency of 38 pulses per rotation is driven by an exclusive IC. Electrical and mechanical noises are perfectly removed by means of anti-vibration rubber and a 3-fold magnetic shield structure.

The Electronic digital display is made by a 4-digit, 7-segment LED and Lux's cassette hub makes it possible to read exact time used for recording or play back in terms of minutes and seconds.

The eye-catching plasma display featuring fluorescent green tubes, unlike conventional mechanical VU meter, ensures instantaneous response to the recording signals, enabling the user to set up an appropriate recording level. The peak level can be retained within the range of —4dB to +6dB.

The K-12 also features a Dolby Noise Reduction System and comes with the user manual and marketing brochure.

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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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