This gorgeous Yamaha KX-1200 full logic deck needs no introduction.
This is the model that ALL other Yamaha cassette decks aspire to be compared to.
It was at the Top of the Yamaha consumer cassette line from 1987-92.
The original owners had it in storage for the last 20+ years.
Upon acquisition an immediate and thorough servicing was performed including:
A thorough interior dusting and cleaning.
Both of the belts were replaced (new).
The Idler tire was replaced (new).
The original Capstan pinch rollers (2) were inspected & reconditioned (very good condition).
Both Capstan shafts were removed, inspected and lubricated with synthetic oil.
Both Capstan flywheel belt contact surfaces were hand polished to ensure smooth & quiet belt operation.
All 3 heads were cleaned and demagnetized.
All switches (push button,slide, rotary and contact switches) throughout the unit were Deoxed and function perfectly.
A full pin-point cassette transport lubrication was performed resulting in silky smooth & lightning fast operation in all modes.
Note: This is a very quiet unit when operating.
The 3 motor, Dual capstan, 3 head Sankyo cassette transport mechanism that Yamaha selected for this unit is truly a thing of beauty.
All lights and meters look & operate perfectly.
The Result: Incredibly accurate playback and recording operation (CD quality playback ).
There are just a few minor nicks here and there but overall, it’s in very good condition (see pics).
The included original full function infrared remote means you can put the KX-1200 through its paces from the comfort of your couch.
The remote has multiple song memory playback functions + hyper fast forward/hyper reverse and intro scan to name just a few.
All of the remote’s functions are explained in the owners manual (included).
Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck
Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo
Tape Speed: 4.76 cm/s
Heads: 1 x combination record/playback, 1 x erase
Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan, 1 x assist
Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal
Noise Reduction: B, C, DBX, HX Pro
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 24kHz (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 95dB (DBX)
Wow and Flutter: 0.06%
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.5%
Input: 40mV (line)
Output: 0.36V (line)
Dimensions: 435 x 134 x 379mm
Accessories: RS-K12 remote control
If you are looking for the Ultimate Yamaha Deck to complete your Vintage Audio set up…..this is it.
The Ultra Rare original RS-K12 infrared remote is included & works perfectly.
The original owner’s manual is included + it comes with a vintage 2 page test report from High Fidelity Magazine (February 1988)