Another save - Hitachi TRK-9100W
Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:06 PM
Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:52 AM
Thanks guys - initial testing seems positive. FM reception is strong, equaliser works, volume etc not scratchy. I'll just need to find a source of belts to get the deck sorted and a good clean up.
Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:05 AM
Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:27 PM
I like these a lot...........nothing too exciting but I like this model & remember it well!!
Easy to fix too
Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:48 PM
Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:56 PM
Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:17 AM
There's a guy on ebay asking for $80 for the AU version.. ..woukd snap it up if it was less
Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:04 AM
Next thing is a soap bath for the front fascia and knobs, then a rebelt of the deck.
Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:37 PM
After a few days of doing other stuff, I got the Hitachi all cleaned up. I was going to re-belt the deck, but I had a reality check. My domestic supply of belts is now gone (used to be TradeTech in Auckland but they went under) and I have to order from WES in Ozzy.
I decided to forego the operational tape deck because a) I won't play tapes on it ever anyway and b) we needed a good sounding fairly portable box to pull FM stereo duties round the pool this summer and the Hitachi fits the bill perfectly. After a clean of all the sliders, pots, record bar etc it sounds really excellent and for a small box the sound really fills the pool area nicely
Time for this little guy to have his summer of love !