Discussion in 'Cassette Decks' started by Boodokhan, Feb 16, 2017 at 8:38 PM.
This is my recent found
A brand new and restored Marantz PMD430
Woww! That looks so great, a brand new and boxed unit!
Many congrats for that. The 430 is a great deck and I had lots of good time with it. That was my first 3-head deck and with it I learn how to use bias a calibration. You will be surprised of how good does it sound.
PS: The headphone jack sounds bad, with lots of noise, it's much better to connect a headphone amp like the JDS Labs Cmoy to the line out and then headphones to the CMoy.
It is indeed a great deck except the quality of internal speaker is not good and it is better to be connected to amp and speakers.
I haven't used headphone with this deck yet but i will follow your recommendation. Thanks
Helluva machine - I love it!
Edit: I had to take a second look. 3-head, DBX, bias adjustment, tape speed - I mean, c'mon man - I can barely handle it!
The internal speaker is almost a crap, like most of internal ones; it's just for monitoring but not for listening. You must use the line out connected to a pair of good headphones (preferably full-sized, like the DT990) or good speakers...
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