I 2nd Naks but they are expensive even for secondhand.
AKAI, Technics and Teac Cassettes deck were also up there back in the day. Pioneer also did some decents ones.
The following site may be able to help out.
Vintage Cassette - The independent cassette deck resource
All the best with your search
Doomlord_uk;17300313 I bought myself an Aiwa tape deck to make digital copies of all my old 80s computer game tapes. I think it was £50 delivered said:I used to have an Aiwa AD-F660, it was bloody brilliant! I bought it from the hi-fi shop I used to work in back in the 80s. They used to retail for £220 back then. One of the early decks with Dolby hx pro, and a three head deck as well.
I'm off to go all dewy eyed now
sap81uk said:Might check that site more, I would need a cassette deck to deal with every type of tape and also have enough features to get the best out of each tape etc.
I'll keep looking and researching.
I will certainly keep that deck in mind... There is however on eBay a Yamaha KX580SE for just over 100 (including delivery). I don't have the money for a deck currently but will do in a couple weeks...