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Hitachi TRK 3D40E

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#1 retroclub

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 02:19 PM

Can't stop buying boxes now guys.  The addiction is real.  :cool:

 

This time it's a Hitachi TRK 3D40E.  Always wanted one of these 3D bass Hitachi's and got this one for a cheap £19.99 with postage.

The decks aren't working but it has line in, so I'm happy.  Looks in good condition too.

Not sure if it's a decent model or not as I know nothing about these boxes, but it looks pretty cool with it's '3D Bass Super Woofer Twin Drive' logo.

 

Should get it early next week so as usual, i'll post some pictures then.  :-)

 

 



#2 DPaignall

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:53 PM

Hitachi make/made some good stuff, I've just had the first hit of the boombox drug with a JVC B90. It's a great little hobby refurbing them, and value for money, bung a bluetooth adapter on and they're 'up to date'. They don't make 'em like they used to :)



#3 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 05:06 PM

AFAIK 3D80 was always regarded as the best 3D Hitachi soundwise.

 

Here is the best IMO thread on all 3D's:

 

http://stereo2go.com...ing-there.1075/



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Posted 26 December 2019 - 06:02 AM

AFAIK 3D80 was always regarded as the best 3D Hitachi soundwise.

 

Here is the best IMO thread on all 3D's:

 

http://stereo2go.com...ing-there.1075/

Thanks for this link Mystic Traveller.  Amazing how many 3D's Hitachi released.

Got this one just before Christmas and I'm really impressed with the sound quality.  The bass is punching and awesome. :)

Going to post some pictures later.

 



Model - Hitachi TRK-3D40E

Year - 1991

 

Really happy with it.  Sounds great and is in decent condition. 

The box was advertised as having broken decks, but I've been lucky again as both decks play fine, they just don't fast forward or rewind.  It needs a couple of belts but I'm not sure I really want to rip it apart, as it looks quite difficult to get into.  Other than that, it's all good.  (needs a clean though).

 

Not the best looking box in the world or the best in the series, but the bass is still fab. :cool:

Happy Christmas guys!!

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#5 Reli

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 08:59 AM

AFAIK 3D80 was always regarded as the best 3D Hitachi soundwise.

 

Here is the best IMO thread on all 3D's:

 

http://stereo2go.com...ing-there.1075/

 

 

To me, the 3D80 has weak bass.  Some people say the 3D8 with only one woofer is better, but I've never had one.



#6 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 10:53 AM

 

To me, the 3D80 has weak bass.  Some people say the 3D8 with only one woofer is better, but I've never had one.

 

Never yet heard any of 3D's, Reli. Only "they say or they write".  :yes:



#7 Rimmer36

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:12 AM

 

AFAIK 3D80 was always regarded as the best 3D Hitachi soundwise.

 

Here is the best IMO thread on all 3D's:

 

http://stereo2go.com...ing-there.1075/

 

 

To me, the 3D80 has weak bass.  Some people say the 3D8 with only one woofer is better, but I've never had one.

 

i agree there not that good, they were cheap and cheerful for those that couldn't afford a decent boombox



#8 retroclub

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 10:26 AM

Rimmer36, I've been listening to this box a lot over the past few days using the RCA line-in to my phone and to me the bass sounds crippling.

It's almost too much at times.  Crazy heavy to my untrained ears. 

 

TBH I haven't listened to any decent boxes that have good bass, but this 3D has loads more than my Sharp 8989's.

 

What classic one pieces put out bass like this, as I'd love to get a decent box with this low range power.



#9 Rimmer36

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:29 PM

here is one of the better 3d's and it's cheap mate, but if you already have enough bass that's a win win

https://www.ebay.co....CYAAOSwY~Ndb8xT



#10 retroclub

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 01:57 PM

Cheers Rimmer.  Gonna need more space to display all these boxes..lol.

Can I just ask you, is the JVC M90 regarded as the best one piece box ever made?  I've seen them going for thousands on ebay.



#11 Rimmer36

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 07:32 PM

take no notice of the prices on ebay man but yea the m90 is one of the best 1 piece you can get,  there are many 3 piece just as good, happy hunting dude :-)



#12 retroclub

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 04:44 AM

take no notice of the prices on ebay man but yea the m90 is one of the best 1 piece you can get,  there are many 3 piece just as good, happy hunting dude :-)

Thanks man.  :-)