Everything that Yamaha has made over the decades has always been top shelf product. Whether it was a stringed instrument, wind instrument, piano, organ, percussive instrument, skis, archery, motorcycle, snowmobile, outboard motor, home audio, computing, the list goes on, each and all of the highest caliber. Here's a 3 head cassette deck, with very desirable dbx circuitry, making the signal to noise ratio as good as it gets on this tape format, (90db), thus fitting right in to that plethora of excellence; a KX-800U. The dbx is a record / playback system, so it's advantage is when the music is played back in this deck, or others equipped with dbx. Meanwhile it has Dolby B, C, Hx-Pro, variable bias for your choice of hi-end tape, and the ability to monitor through headphones the final results while recording.
But you know about that, and that separate record and playback heads are made specifically for their tasks. It does not have it's original remote, a Yamaha receiver's remote may command it, but they are available on e-commerce, should you want one. No RCA cords come with it either, so dig out a premium set from your stash. The capstan rubber shows very little brown residue, and the drive system operates very well. My curiosity got to me and I removed the cover to examine the innards and find out why it is so heavy.
Aha, circuit boards everywhere, covered with components, 3 drive motors and a big fat power supply. The dbx circuitry is mounted vertically on the left. The bottom plate of it's chassis is double thickness of the cover, keeping structural flex away from the circuitry. Whether you add this to your Yamaha electronics, or choose it for it's tape fidelity alone, it's an exceptional piece.
You should have this before someone else does, yes? The item "YAMAHA CASSETTE DECK KX-800U 3 HEAD dbx DOLBY BC HX-PRO VARI.
TAPE BIAS 10.7lbs" is in sale since Wednesday, March 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Cassette Decks". The seller is "do-ca66" and is located in Duncan, British Columbia.
This item can be shipped to Canada, United States, Japan, Australia.