The items listed are a Marantz PMD221 3Head portable cassette recorder in good cosmetic conditions and great functional condition, with a new power supply, and a new, sealed, blank cassette tape. The unit has scratches, scuffs, and dings as is typical for a unit of this age and field use.
Beneath the top chassis cover, there is a small peice of plastic missing, which normally forms part of the door opening mechanism. The door still latches shut; however, if you tap the unit, the door sometimes springs open. Every other function works properly. I fully cleaned, tested, and repaired this unit.
I replaced the belts, calibrated the head azimuth and speed with an oscilloscope, cleaned heads, capstan, and roller, greased sliding parts, and cleaned the chassis. I cleaned all connectors and potentiometer with deoxit and demagnetized the heads and entire transport system. This is a 3 head recorder, which allows you to monitor the sound as it is recorded on the tape. This allows you to precisely adjust the record level and other settings, for example, to bring it right to the threshold of tape saturation.This unit also includes a speed switch and speed knob, which can achieve extremely slow and fast playback. The frequency response of this unit is among the highest possible for cassette. Two speed recording (1 7/8 ips and 15/16 ips). Microphone attenuation: 0,-10dB, -20dB0.
Half-speed playback (drops music one octave). Signal to Noise Ratio: 57dB. Wow and Flutter: 0.12%.
This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Portable Audio & Headphones\Personal Cassette Players". The seller is "joma-918" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.