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#1 markoneswift

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:06 PM

On my usual charity shop rounds, I found a TRK-9100w that had just been dropped off. Non working cassette but otherwise in good shape, so I dropped a fiver on it.

#2 markoneswift

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:53 PM

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#3 T-STER

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:53 AM

Noice you can't beat that for a fiver!

#4 Northerner

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:42 AM

Great buy!

#5 markoneswift

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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.



#6 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:05 AM

Nice looking Hitachi. They share the same deck as the big brother TRK-9300 model. The Hitachi tuners seem very dependable.

Congrats,

James....’:-)

#7 Nickeccles

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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 :yes: 



#8 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:17 PM

Great score - congrats!  :thumbsup:



#9 JVC Floyd

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:48 PM

I wish I had some Hitachi's , I always like the looks of that one , I love my 3 piece boxes and 4 and 5 piece boxes.

#10 markoneswift

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:56 PM

I will post a few more pics after I get her cleaned up a bit.

#11 Dbzerk

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:17 AM

How does it sound....?
There's a guy on ebay asking for $80 for the AU version.. ..woukd snap it up if it was less

#12 markoneswift

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:04 AM

I've just got it stripped down this evening and cleaned the pots, sliders and record bar. A quick listen on headphones revealed a nice, solid sound on FM stereo so I'm hopeful the speakers will be the same.

Next thing is a soap bath for the front fascia and knobs, then a rebelt of the deck.

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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 !