Nakamichi MR-1

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  • Manufacturer: Nakamichi
  • Model: MR-1 (Discrete Head Professional)
  • Type: Single
  • Years of manufacture: from 1984 until the 90s.
  • Made in: Japan
  • Color: black
  • Remote control: connector on the back
  • Power consumption: 30 W
  • Dimensions:
  • Weight: 6.3 kg
  • Original price approx:


  • Inputs (among others): as XLR; Noise Reduction (Cinch)

Outputs (among others): as XLR; headphone adjustable (jack on the front); Noise Reduction (Cinch)

Technical data

  • Audio heads: 3
  • Motors:
  • Synchronization fluctuations: 0.027%.
  • Tape types:
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (metal band).
  • Distortion Ratio:
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 70 dB (Dolby C).
  • Auto Reverse:
  • Title search:
  • Dolby: B, C
  • MPX filter: switchable (slide switch on rear)
  • Fader:
  • Pitch control: Yes
  • CD synchro recording:

Special Features

  • Double Capstan (asymmetrical)
  • Direct drive (lt

Features of Nakamichi MR-1 Connections Connectivity ¼-inch input connectors Power cord / plug XLR output jacks Headphones Wired remote control XLR input jacks

Display Digital Peak Meter 4-Digıt Digital Counter

Electronics Data record protection Cassette exterior Exterior Orientation Center 19-inch EIA Rack Mount Black Finish Front Loader Compact Cassette General Stereo Head Head Configuration Pressure pad lifter 3 Head Desiǥn 4 track / 2 channel Separate record and playback heads. HighCom NR Noise Reduction Dolby B noise reduction MPX filter Subsonic filter External noise reduction Dolby C noise reduction Controls Operation Full logic transport control Timer record / playback Mute record One-touch record / pause Memory stop Pitch control Real-time tape monitoring Power Power Requirements AC power

Preamplifier Individual input level controls Output level controls Headphone volume controls Tape speed Speed 1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm / s

Tape Manual selection of tape type Normal tape capacity Manual tape compensation Chrome tape capacity Metal tape capacity

Transport Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Slack Tape Pickup Loading Mechanical Tape Dual Capstan Transport


Other models in the same series:

  • MR-2, simpler dual head variant.