Help Replacing Cassette Player Inventory


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Jun 24, 2015
I work for a media archiving company digitizing older media. We have an inventory of approximately 35 Tascam 122MKIII cassette players. I learned today that many of the parts which commonly fail are no longer in production with no spares available. To continue consistent production we need to find a replacement.
The Tascam is very easy to repair, so I'm looking for a replacement which is sturdy, can stand up to daily use and is easily repaired. We also have Nakamichi MR-1s we use for tapes with bad or loose pads, because of their tape lifter feature. The Naks are very good, but not easy to work on with parts as scarce as the Tascams. Any ideas for a player which is high quality, XLR outputs (if possible) and easy to work on? Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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