No argument here: The BEST tape deck. The overall design and quality of KX-1200 produced from 1987.
Until 1993., list price was around 750 USD is excellent! Its depth is pretty large, so there are no messy print boards and conductors. The front plate is made of aluminium , which was standard for the price, but the transport buttons are also metal made , so no damage will be caused from fingerprints, unlike Pioneer 9xx decks, Sony 9xx decks or Aiwa Excelia 009, to name just a few others in this price class. The door cover is another surprise: cassette holder is sturdy metal made and the cover is made of heavy glass , similar to Technics RS-M85.
Very, very nice, especially because manufacturers stopped doing this years before KX-1200 came to market. Yamaha KX-1200 has different electronics regarding its predecessor K-1020. Although basic schematics is the same there are new Dolby ICs, new operational amplifiers etc.
Which should also reflect the sound. All commands are well laid and easy to use and the display is one of the best Ive ever seen on a cassette deck: large, easy to read, two color with big elegant red numbers for pseudo real time counter. This display is ages ahead the one used on Yamaha K2000. And, of course, there are several interesting tricks: recording cancel function press rew during recording and the deck will go back to the point it started recording.
Calibration regarding different tape formulas is, on the other side, the same as it was on older models: ORBiT or Optimum Record Bias Tuning tunes bias by means of two indicator showing on which side you should turn bias knob. Inside, KX1200 is beautifully organized: very little wiring all around. Everything is easy to access and transport can be put out of the rest with a little effort. Yamaha decided to keep large housing, which is a very good decision in my opinion. Interestingly, although KX1200 doesnt have level calibration it has six trimmers inside to calibrate level to a reference normal, chrome and metal tape nice touch.The sound of this deck is extremely clear and crisp. Details and 3D stage are excellent (for a cassette deck) with fine details played with ease. Emale or male voices are very, very precise, put in front of the listener and a really joy to listen to, like just a few other decks do. So, there is very little to complain: well designed and very nice looking (to my opinion), pretty robust (cassette holder and real glass cover, metal transport buttons) and also nice for general maintaining. This super deck will come with copy of. User manual, REMOTE (multi functional that can be used with some other Yamaha components), 2 NEW batteries. For remote and 3 NEW tapes! One of the tapes is METAL bias tape! PLEASE CHECK ALL HD PHOTOS! It will be double boxed for safe arrival! Amorphous 3 Heads , Full Logic Transport Control.
Master Record Level Control, Manual Bias Fine Tune. Natural Sound, Output Level Control.. 3 Head Deck with Dolby B, C, 3 MOTOR Mechanism , Backdoor lightning.Manual Bias Tuning, HX Pro , DBX Type II. REC/Play Timer, MPX Filter, ORBiT. System, Closed Loop Dual Capstan. Gold-Platted rca's, XLR's ins and outs.. Tape deck will come with 30 DAYS. 3 buttons on bottom(rec/pause, mute and mute/search) were replaced with hand carved, hand painted maple tree buttons! There is very small chip on door (please check photo #3). High End beefy feet comes from Sony. TC-K 3ES tape deck (last photo). PLAYBACK, RECORD AND OTHER TRANSPORT FUNCTIONS TESTED. ALSO ALL LIGHTS , BUTTONS and SWITCHES.
ALL LETTERING IS PERFECTLY INTACT! AL LIGHTS AND INDICATORS ILLUMINATE BRIGHTLY!
Heads cleaned and demagnetized with Realistic 231x tape head demagnetizer! The item "Yamaha C 300 / KX-1200 3 Head PRO deck +REMOTE User Manual+FREE tapes& SHIPPING" is in sale since Wednesday, June 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\TV, Video & Home Audio\Home Audio\Home Audio Components\Cassette Tape Decks". The seller is "amirb727" and is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guadeloupe, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.