just wanted to put out a public thank you to luis for his calibration tapes. I got a quick and excellent service from him with a bit of technical support too!
My Nak collection has been slowly growing, I now have an orange cap. sickly 680, a 480, a dead 582 and a 682ZX i’ve won tonight on eBay with a broken eject lever!
I used the calibration tapes on my 480 which was going to sit in for my 680 while I tried to replace all the orange caps…
I managed to go through about 60% of the service manual’s electrical adjustments so far… I’m going to do the last ones when I get my new cam motor belt… Even though I’m quite new to this and don’t have much electronics experience I’m really pleased and surprised by the results I’ve obtained so far..
My 480 sounds like a different machine, not as good as my 680 but really enjoyable.. I’ve been listening to tapes all day on it.. I’ve actually started to quite like the funny way the transport keys lock down..
I know without all the transport gauges and some of the more specialized test gear I’ll never be 100% sure of getting all the calibration correct but I’d definitely recommend these tapes for anyone with a few DIY skills and an interest in getting their Nak’s to sound as good as they can..
Thanks again to Luis and this list! Adrian