Wireless IR Remote Receiver for remote capable Nakamichi Tape Decks
with Power Control

This is the same as my other other IR Remote Receiver, but, this one has the ability to turn the power on and off via the remote! This remote receiver comes with a specially modified outlet strip with six outlets. Four outlets are unswitched and two are switched with a capacity to switch 5 Amps.

Pricing is at the bottom of this page.

Contact me ASAP to get one now (p9019 @yahoo.com).

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The unit is about 2.6" by 2.6" by 1.1" tall.

The back of the unit has a cable that connects to the remote jack on your Nakamichi tape deck. There is an AC adapter power jack to power the remote receiver (included).

Compatible tape decks will have this connector on the back. It will NOT work with the 480, 481 or 482 series decks. These decks have a slightly different jack.

The power LED will light up when the unit is being powered by either an external power AC adapter or a Nakamichi tape deck that supplies power (580, 580M, 581, 581Z, 582, 582Z, 680, 680ZX, 681ZX, 682ZX, 700ZXE, 700ZXL, 1000ZXL, BX-300, LX-5, MR-1, ZX-5, ZX-7, ZX-9). The CR-2, CR-3, CR-4, CR-5, LX-3, RX-303, RX-505 and Dragon do not supply power and therefore require an external AC adapter.

The receive LED will light up when an IR signal is received that matches the device code selected. This LED will light even if the button is not supported. If the device code does not match, the LED will not light.

Device Select jumpers - The left two jumpers select the Sony IR device code that the unit response to. Go here for my tested remote page. <click here>



Device Code



119 Sony Beta VCR (0x02)



098 Sony 8mm VCR (0x07)



099 Sony VHS VCR (0x0A)



Sony LDP/MDP (0x06) Note 1

Note 1 - Sony Laser Disc Players never had record capability and therefore didn't have a record button. This means no record capability in LDP/MDP mode on most remotes. There are a few remotes that still send the record command in LDP mode.


When connected to a Dragon, SW3 should be in the closed position and here's why. This switch controls how 1, 2 and Play button interact. When in Dragon mode the 1 and 2 buttons select which direction the deck will play when the play button is pressed. Now when connected to a deck other than the Dragon pressing 2 will select forward direction and 1 will select reverse direction. When Other is selected the 2 button has no function and does not effect

For most decks the remote just uses the standard transport controls: Fast Forward, Rewind, Play, Stop, Record and Pause. For the RX-303 and RX-505 the number 1 button is used to enable the Reverse Direction control. For the Dragon the number 1 and number 2 buttons are used to select play direction.

When the Dragon jumper is jumpered the number 1 and number 2 buttons select the direction of play that occurs the next time the Play button is pressed. When the number 1 button is pressed the deck will go into Reverse play when the Play button is pressed. When the number 2 button is pressed the deck will go into Forward play when the Play button is pressed. Note: pressing the number 1 or number 2 button will not cause any transport function to occur. It only changes the direction of play the next time the Play button is pressed. This was done because Sony remotes don't have forward and reverse play buttons like the Nakamichi RM-20 remote. When the remote receiver is first powered up it defaults to forward play.

Unit must be powered via external 6VDC adapter (included). This unit does not get power from the deck like my non-Power Control version.

Accessories and Pricing

Nak tape deck receiver with power control. Includes AC adapter, specially modified 6-outlet strip (4-unswitched & 2-switched), RCA TRU-300 3-in-1 universal remote controller and 6 foot cable between the remote receiver and the outlet strip. $90 + $10 shipping. Currently for use within the North America only (AC adapter and outlet strip are 110VAC only).

700/700II/1000/1000II compatibility requires an AC adapter as well as a DIN-8 to DIN-7 adapter cable.

DIN-8 Y-cable. Allows two remotes to be connected to one deck, 12 inches, $15

Special DIN-8 to DIN-7 adapter cable for 700/700II/1000/1000II, 22 inches, $10

Extension cable, DIN-8, M-F, 6 feet, $15

I have tested a number for remotes and have a web page that matches the remote code with the jumper settings. That page is here <click here>.

If you want I have a variety of other universal remotes available that will come with batteries and preprogrammed and tested to work with my remote receiver. They are $15 each and can be viewed here <remotes for sale>.

Scott J.
p9019 @yahoo.com