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Soundesign Silver Face TX-497 Cassette Deck for Parts or Repair Only 1980

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This is a project unit. We tested this and it does power up but here is what we found:

  1. Pause button works but is broken off.
  2. Deck will play cassettes but after a few seconds the tape slows to a stop. Likely in need of a new belt.
  3. When the Chrome button is pushed the right VU meter peaks out.  This is in any mode.  If the Normal button is pushed the unit functions as it should.
Year: 1980 ?? Category: Sound/Video Recorder and/or Player
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) Semiconductors present.
Main principle Audio-Amplification
Wave bands - without
Details Cassette-Recorder or -Player; Hi-Fi equipment
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110 - 120 Volt
Loudspeaker - For headphones or amp.
Power out
from Model: Stereo Cassette Player/Record Deck TX 497 - Soundesign Corporation; Jersey
Material Wooden case
Shape Book-shelf unit.
Notes Soundesign Stereo Cassette Player/Record Deck Model TX 497 (B).
Auto Stop, 3 digit analog counter, 2x VU Level Meters, Line Input 50mV, Line Output 500mV.
Chrome Tape capability.
Design Front Silver, Cabinet Walnut.
Power Consumption 25 watts.
Made in Japan