Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Nakamichi BX-300 (The Second One)

  1. #1
    Forum Veteran derek92994's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    6,009
    Those who enter the man cave will get WOPLed

    Nakamichi BX-300 (The Second One)

    Picked this one up for a good Price. Nakamichi BX-300, Idler Tire version. Heads look fantastic, Pinch rollers average. It was advertised as a unit that plays for 5 minutes but then kept stopping after. Checked it out, replaced idler tire and to my horror the problem persisted. It came down to the reel motor having dead spots, it would not maintain torque at the playback take up speed. The motor in my BX-1 parts deck looked similar so I swapped it out, the problem disappeared. To do this, the direct drive motor board, capstans and capstan bearing plate needed to be removed just to access the last screw holding the reel motor mounting plate. A first for me, a good learning process and quite a few F-Bombs dropped during the process. 1 Swollen Capacitor had to be replaced, and a full recap is planned for the power supply once I get them ordered in.

    Rest of the deck has been lubed and serviced, new capstan, back tension belt, idler. Capstan bearing and reel tables cleaned/lubed. Speed calibrated, Azimuth is perfect, no need to adjust after final tests.

    This unit is a real cracker, dare I say it has a slight edge over my Gear Driven BX-300 model, but not by much. The sound is just incredible!

    I do like the Idler tire version slightly better as the winding is very quiet, no whining of gears during Rewind/FF. The only catch is the tire has to be replaced every 5-10 years.





























    Amp: White Oaked Phase Linear 700b / Preamp: Phase Linear P 3600 / Speakers: JBL 4311b / Cassette: Nakamichi BX-300 / RTR: Teac X-10R / Phono Pre: Cambridge Audio 651p / Phono: Thorens TD 160 Super / Thorens TD 165 / 300 CD Changers (2x): Sony CDP-CX355/CDP-CX350 / VHS Hi-Fi: National NV-850 / Beta Hi-Fi: Sanyo VTC-M40
    http://www.youtube.com/user/gato92994 / Other Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6...dJ2Bu_sX_M0M5w

  2. #2
    Forum Veteran derek92994's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    6,009
    Those who enter the man cave will get WOPLed
    Shpongle - Brain in a Fish Tank

    - Played by the BX-300, Sony XR 60 Metal Tape. Recorded in my other BX-300.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrMxyiqOFKM
    Amp: White Oaked Phase Linear 700b / Preamp: Phase Linear P 3600 / Speakers: JBL 4311b / Cassette: Nakamichi BX-300 / RTR: Teac X-10R / Phono Pre: Cambridge Audio 651p / Phono: Thorens TD 160 Super / Thorens TD 165 / 300 CD Changers (2x): Sony CDP-CX355/CDP-CX350 / VHS Hi-Fi: National NV-850 / Beta Hi-Fi: Sanyo VTC-M40
    http://www.youtube.com/user/gato92994 / Other Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6...dJ2Bu_sX_M0M5w

  3. #3
    Administrator
    laatsch55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Gillette, Wyo.
    Posts
    54,216
    Halfbiass...Electron Herder and Backass Woof
    You've been a busy feller Darcy. How do you like the PC based test program?
    taking something that's already good, and making it better...........and for the knowing smiles that cross their faces.......Nando-2011...

    "Silence cannot be Misquoted"--Lazarus Short-2012 "

    " I Just Collect Smiles Craig......Cheap Smiles!-----Fishoz-2017

    "anything can be done, it's finding the easiest way that's hard"-----Bobbysdad--2014

    " Synth percussion is deadly to children, house pets and shitty power supplies"---Stephen Evans 2014

    " You have not reached the point of diminishing returns, you've just ran out of money

    " The Pioneer U-24, unfortunately, is just too expensive and rare to find. That's why I have one."--Nando-2014

  4. #4
    Forum Veteran derek92994's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    6,009
    Those who enter the man cave will get WOPLed
    Play that through your K's Lee!!!
    Amp: White Oaked Phase Linear 700b / Preamp: Phase Linear P 3600 / Speakers: JBL 4311b / Cassette: Nakamichi BX-300 / RTR: Teac X-10R / Phono Pre: Cambridge Audio 651p / Phono: Thorens TD 160 Super / Thorens TD 165 / 300 CD Changers (2x): Sony CDP-CX355/CDP-CX350 / VHS Hi-Fi: National NV-850 / Beta Hi-Fi: Sanyo VTC-M40
    http://www.youtube.com/user/gato92994 / Other Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6...dJ2Bu_sX_M0M5w

  5. #5
    Forum Veteran derek92994's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    6,009
    Those who enter the man cave will get WOPLed
    Quote Originally Posted by laatsch55 View Post
    You've been a busy feller Darcy. How do you like the PC based test program?
    Well it certainly does a good job!
    Amp: White Oaked Phase Linear 700b / Preamp: Phase Linear P 3600 / Speakers: JBL 4311b / Cassette: Nakamichi BX-300 / RTR: Teac X-10R / Phono Pre: Cambridge Audio 651p / Phono: Thorens TD 160 Super / Thorens TD 165 / 300 CD Changers (2x): Sony CDP-CX355/CDP-CX350 / VHS Hi-Fi: National NV-850 / Beta Hi-Fi: Sanyo VTC-M40
    http://www.youtube.com/user/gato92994 / Other Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6...dJ2Bu_sX_M0M5w

  6. #6
    Administrator
    laatsch55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Gillette, Wyo.
    Posts
    54,216
    Halfbiass...Electron Herder and Backass Woof
    Quote Originally Posted by derek92994 View Post
    Play that through your K's Lee!!!


    . Oh it has D2, MANY TIMES!!
    taking something that's already good, and making it better...........and for the knowing smiles that cross their faces.......Nando-2011...

    "Silence cannot be Misquoted"--Lazarus Short-2012 "

    " I Just Collect Smiles Craig......Cheap Smiles!-----Fishoz-2017

    "anything can be done, it's finding the easiest way that's hard"-----Bobbysdad--2014

    " Synth percussion is deadly to children, house pets and shitty power supplies"---Stephen Evans 2014

    " You have not reached the point of diminishing returns, you've just ran out of money

    " The Pioneer U-24, unfortunately, is just too expensive and rare to find. That's why I have one."--Nando-2014

  7. #7
    Administrator
    laatsch55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Gillette, Wyo.
    Posts
    54,216
    Halfbiass...Electron Herder and Backass Woof
    Quote Originally Posted by derek92994 View Post
    Well it certainly does a good job!
    What else besides wow and flutter will it do?
    taking something that's already good, and making it better...........and for the knowing smiles that cross their faces.......Nando-2011...

    "Silence cannot be Misquoted"--Lazarus Short-2012 "

    " I Just Collect Smiles Craig......Cheap Smiles!-----Fishoz-2017

    "anything can be done, it's finding the easiest way that's hard"-----Bobbysdad--2014

    " Synth percussion is deadly to children, house pets and shitty power supplies"---Stephen Evans 2014

    " You have not reached the point of diminishing returns, you've just ran out of money

    " The Pioneer U-24, unfortunately, is just too expensive and rare to find. That's why I have one."--Nando-2014

  8. #8
    Forum Veteran derek92994's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    6,009
    Those who enter the man cave will get WOPLed
    Quote Originally Posted by laatsch55 View Post
    What else besides wow and flutter will it do?
    That's it, its sole purpose. I think it was written by Ant Audio who does the chip mods for decks.
    Amp: White Oaked Phase Linear 700b / Preamp: Phase Linear P 3600 / Speakers: JBL 4311b / Cassette: Nakamichi BX-300 / RTR: Teac X-10R / Phono Pre: Cambridge Audio 651p / Phono: Thorens TD 160 Super / Thorens TD 165 / 300 CD Changers (2x): Sony CDP-CX355/CDP-CX350 / VHS Hi-Fi: National NV-850 / Beta Hi-Fi: Sanyo VTC-M40
    http://www.youtube.com/user/gato92994 / Other Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6...dJ2Bu_sX_M0M5w

  9. #9
    Forum Veteran derek92994's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    6,009
    Those who enter the man cave will get WOPLed
    Must Rest, early start, more thread catching up to do tomorrow night with a few beers. Good Night
    Amp: White Oaked Phase Linear 700b / Preamp: Phase Linear P 3600 / Speakers: JBL 4311b / Cassette: Nakamichi BX-300 / RTR: Teac X-10R / Phono Pre: Cambridge Audio 651p / Phono: Thorens TD 160 Super / Thorens TD 165 / 300 CD Changers (2x): Sony CDP-CX355/CDP-CX350 / VHS Hi-Fi: National NV-850 / Beta Hi-Fi: Sanyo VTC-M40
    http://www.youtube.com/user/gato92994 / Other Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6...dJ2Bu_sX_M0M5w

  10. #10
    Forum Veteran derek92994's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    6,009
    Those who enter the man cave will get WOPLed
    OP Amp Sockets added, Replaced Playback EQ and Dolby OP Amps with Burr Brown OPA2134PA

    Replaced Line Output Stage OP Amp with Burr Brown 2227, as well as orange caps surrounding with Wima Film Caps. This will really transform a BX-300 if the transport has been serviced well.
















    Amp: White Oaked Phase Linear 700b / Preamp: Phase Linear P 3600 / Speakers: JBL 4311b / Cassette: Nakamichi BX-300 / RTR: Teac X-10R / Phono Pre: Cambridge Audio 651p / Phono: Thorens TD 160 Super / Thorens TD 165 / 300 CD Changers (2x): Sony CDP-CX355/CDP-CX350 / VHS Hi-Fi: National NV-850 / Beta Hi-Fi: Sanyo VTC-M40
    http://www.youtube.com/user/gato92994 / Other Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6...dJ2Bu_sX_M0M5w

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •