I found a Hitachi TRK-8180E in a recycling crate a while ago. I just can't believe people throwing away things like that. It just makes me cry to think about all the good stuff in electronics that is so senselessly thrown away, minced and recycled. It should be illegal. The unit is in very good condition, the sound is great and everything works fine except the tape drive, which seems to be a common issue.
I instantly fell in love with the machine! Those beefy speakers, all the chrome and the big VU-meters are awesome. As a kid back in the days I kept drooling about having a boombox like this but it was way out of my reach then. But now, finally, i have one! :)
However, the battery door/cover is missing and I would very much appreciate getting a new one somehow. Does anyone have one laying around for sale?
All the best,