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Marantz PMD430

Discussion in 'Cassette Decks' started by Boodokhan, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Boodokhan

    Boodokhan Active Member S2G Supporter

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    This is my recent found
    A brand new and restored Marantz PMD430


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  2. walkman archive

    walkman archive Administrator Staff Member

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    Woww! That looks so great, a brand new and boxed unit! :shock
    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.
     
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    Boodokhan Active Member S2G Supporter

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    Thanks Hugo.
    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
     
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    Helluva machine - I love it! :thumbsup:

    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! :eyepopping: :crazy
     
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    walkman archive Administrator Staff Member

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    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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    Rare in that condition :wink:

    Love those machines!
     

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