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Luxman K-03 Cassette Deck
Luxman-K-03-Cassette-Deck
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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
Aug 14, 2012 10:37:29 PDT
Winning bid:
US $960.00
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Item location:
Anaheim, California, United States

Description

eBay item number:
330775392446
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  Aug 07, 2012 11:05:56 PDT  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition:
Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Type:

Single Cassette Deck

Features:

Cassette Playback, Cassette Recording, Headphone Jack, Noise Reduction

Brand:

Luxman

Audio Outputs:

Stereo L/R RCA

Model:

K-03

Up for auction is a Luxman K-03 cassette deck in excellent condition.  One of the best sounding cassette decks of all time, it is as good as a Nakamichi Dragon and Tandberg 3014A, both of which I have owned.

The heads are in excellent condition with very little, if any, noticeable wear, and every function works as it should.  Cosmetically in excellent condition as well with only a few minor marks and scratches that are to be expected of a unit now almost 30 years old.  The power cord (not pictured) is included in the sale.

Description:

The diecast zinc alloy GT Transport holds a closed-loop dual capstan drive ; the casting includes the two pairs of capstan bearings for perfect geometry between pinch-rollers, capstans and chassis (and tape).

Three motors make everything go round but mainly the capstan-dedicated brushless/slotless/coreless DC motor ; the other two deal with reel spooling and movements of the head stack.

Despite Luxman's call on 3-D head-to-tape contact, there is no azimuth control here : Luxman (ie. Alpine) just had the headstack designd, fixed and secured with micron precision so that azimuth, parallelism and contact position would be prerfect and remain unaltered through time and wear.

The record head is a 3-layer sendust laminate, the playback head is HIP (Hot Isostatic Press) ferrite and the erase head a sendust&ferrite combination with assymetric dual gap.


Calibration is entirely manual but aided in its quality with Duo-ß circuitry, dual-FET DCinputs, separate power supplies for each record, playback and Dolby sections, and separate PCBs for the amp and control circuits.

Grounding is fine-tuned with current regulations in each of its parts, and maintained immune from varying signal current.

Added as novelty, even if Luxman made such accessories for MC cartridges in the late 1970s, the demagnetier switch allows to degauss the playback head ; the operation lasts seven seconds.


Tape speed :4,75cm/s
Heads :1x 3-layer laminated sendust for record
1x Hot Isostatic Press ferrite for playback
1x dual-gap sendust & ferrite for erase
Motors :1x DD-FG Servo core/brush/slotless DC for capstan
1x DC for reel drive
1x DC for head-housing lifter
Wow & flutter :0,025% (JIS WRMS)
Frequency response :20Hz...23Khz (Type IV)
20Hz...21Khz (Type IV, ± 3dB)
20Hz...21Khz (Type II)
20Hz...20Khz (Type II, ± 3dB)
20Hz...21Khz (Type I)
20Hz...20Khz (Type I, ± 3dB)
S/N ratio :73dB / 67dB / 60dB (Type IV, Dolby C / B / off ; IEC-A)
73dB / 66dB / 58dB (Type II, Dolby C / B / off ; IEC-A)
71dB / 64dB / 56dB (Type I, Dolby C / B / off ; IEC-A)
THD :1,3% (1Khz, 160nwb/m)
Real Analyzed distortion :0,6% (1Khz, 160nwb/m)
Inputs :150mV (line in)
Outputs :540mV (line out)
50mW / 8 Ohm (headphones)
FF/Rew speed :85s (C-60)
FF/Rew high speed :50s (C-60)
Dimensions :45,3 x 16,3 x 36,5cm (K-03) (20'X10"X18" packed)
Weight :11,1kg (K-03) (30 lbs packed)
List price :178,000¥ (october 1984)

Payment and Shipping Terms

1. Payment must be received within 3 days from the auction end
2. Local pick up welcome
3. Domestic shipping: flat $40 within the continental US
4. International shipping estimate: International shipping will be expensive due to weight and the size.   Please figure at least $150-$200 to Europe and Asia. For other places, please use the box dimension and the weight to get a quote from USPS.com.  You are welcome to arrange your own shipping.
5. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR A SHIPPING COST TO A SPECIFIC COUNTRY, BUT INSTEAD USE THE ESTIMATE ABOVE TO GET A BALLPARK IDEA. I WILL PROVIDE THE ACTUAL SHIPPING TO THE WINNING BIDDER ONLY.  I ONLY CHARGE ACTUAL SHIPPING COST.

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