I bought a fully serviced (factory spec) Nakamichi RX-505 last week, great deal couldn't pass on it. Someone dropped it off for service and never came back after 30 days and their contact Ph# was disconnected. I just so happen to drop in and there it was for sale.
Nak can make a cassette tape sound sooooo good it's unbelievable (not an April Fool joke). I've spent hours over the last few day buying tapes from thrift stores at 35-50 cents a pop. A great find are the 'home-made' metal bias tapes. Metal tapes are big $$$ these days.
I do have a question: Which way is best to re-record on a used metal tape? 1) just record over it w/my 3 head Nak or 2) Use a demagnetizer to erase the tape before recording?