Cassettendeck studio C 301 - to buy or not?

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Cassettendeck studio C 301 - to buy or not?

#1 Beitrag von Harmony » 22.11.2013, 19:58

http://www.braun-hifi-forum.de/viewtopic.php?t=623

At the moment I can buy a Cassettendeck studio C301 for €30,-
From the outside it looks brand new and clean.

I want your advice:

Is this deck still good to combine with the 'slim line' components. Is there a big risk in technical way?
Gives it a good sound reproduction?

Can you recommend this Cassettendeck?

Thanks for you reaction,

Greetings, Joop
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#2 Beitrag von simon » 23.11.2013, 18:52

Hello Joop,

you can not fail with € 30 for a clean C 301 tape deck at Rotterdam.

Yes, there are known problems, esp. unforeseen tape stops due belt slips, which impede regular magnetic pulses to a controlling reed contact. Quite easy to correct.

The C301 sound reproduction is as expected: CC-quality, neither less, neither more. Enjoy the "klack-klack" of it's mechanics, the "open wheel"-look and the analog LED-illumination.

Even if the C301 is not a really slim device, regarding the combination with Braun's slim line components, under design aspects there is no alternative tape deck.

Best regards from Bremen, Simon
(C301 owner)

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#3 Beitrag von Harmony » 23.11.2013, 22:44

Thanks Simon for your advice!

I suppose that the C 301 tape deck also have the problem of the 'Entstörkondensator' that should be replaced for a new one? 8)

A week ago I got a PC 1A for the amount of €0,- :D
Also here the 'Entstörkondensator' problem?
Where can you find this part in the PC1 ?

Regards from Rotterdam , Joop
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#4 Beitrag von simon » 24.11.2013, 11:21

You're right, Joop,
this could happen with the C301. It smells a lot, but smoke and stench make it trivial to find the defect component. However my own C301 still has it's original capacitor.

I regret, cannot help you with Braun's PC1, but a capacitor destroyed by 230 V will be detected without problem even by non-technicians. Start the search in the periphery of the "power on" button, if needed. However, if everything still works fine, I would't intervene - but wait.

Have a nice Sunday, Simon

P.S.:
A week ago I got a PC 1A for the amount of €0,-
Obviously I overestimated the Dutch price level for Braun devices!

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#5 Beitrag von wickerge » 24.11.2013, 11:54

Hello together,
in the C301 the capacitor is close to the on/off switch - not easy to access. The PC1 probably has two of them - one for the TC550 and one for the turntable.

Best Regards
Gerhard

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