I very much doubt the ability of the resources of this forum to judge on this subject, as no one, except one out of 19, have even got close to the answer on my question in the OP.
Question is if judgement on other audio questions is just as far from target as here?
A tad sad.
Do tell Dolph. So what are the best decks? It seems you know the answers so don't keep us in suspense any longer.
how does this ring your bell Dolf:
Awesome picture Amir. That looks like a great deck and I see visions of Nak in it. Honestly, when you think about recording 2 channels on a piece of 1/8" tape going 1 7/8 ips, it is remarkable how damn good sounding cassettes could be. Astonshing in fact. It is a testimony to how good analog can be that a cassette deck can sound as good as it does. And make no mistake, a cassette tape made from a really good LP front end on a really good cassette deck sounds great.
We're getting as close to the top as possible now with just THE cassette deck recorder left to mention.
I always liked and had a soft spot for Tandberg tape decks. I had been interested in their RTR machines for a long time.
Then you must be after this Tandberg: