Wireless IR Remote Receiver for remote capable Nakamichi Tape Decks

RM-580AP and RM-580AZ

Contact me at p9019 @yahoo.com

For pricing go down to the bottom.

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

Actual remote supplied may be different than the one pictured.

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 when the deck does not provide power.

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-3, LX-5, MR-1, ZX-5, ZX-7, ZX-9). The CR-2, CR-3, CR-4, CR-5, 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.

JMP 1 & 2 - Device Select jumpers - These jumper select which Sony IR device code the unit responses to. Go here for my tested remote page. <click here>



Device Code



Sony Beta VCR (0x02)



Sony 8mm VCR (0x07)



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.

Remote Programming Instructions

JMP 3 - Dragon jumper - JMP 3 selects special functionality for Dragon decks. When jumpered, Dragon functionality is enabled. Remove jumper for all other decks (yes, even for the RX-303 and RX-505). 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. When set for Dragon mode the number 1 and number 2 buttons are used to select play direction. The number 2 direction select the forward direction and number 1 selects the reverse direction. When play is pressed it plays in the direction last set by the #1 and #2 buttos. 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.


JMP 4 - Is for the AutoPlay feature. When jumpered this feature is disabled. When the jumper is removed the feature is enabled. Autoplay uses the #4 and #6 keys on the number keypad to activate the Autoplay feature on the LX-3, LX-5, ZX-7 and ZX-9. Check your tape decks owner's manual for information on Autoplay. This feature should be disabled (jumpered) on all decks that do not support this feature.

External AC Adapter - The external AC power adapter can be any DC adapter from 6V to 9V. The remote receiver uses so little power that as long as the voltage is within range, it will work.In other words, don't worry about the current. The connector is a very common 2.1mm x 5.5mm connector. Center must be positive. The unit will not be damaged if the polarity is reversed, it's just won't work.

Accessories and Pricing

The wireles remote adapter with preprogrammed universal remote is $65. Shipping within the US is $8. Shipping anywhere else in the world is $12. If you have a deck that does not provide power out the remote jack like the CR-2, CR-3, CR-4, RX-series and Dragon, an AC adapter is required. I can provide one that works with standard U.S. wall plug for $6. For people outside of north america, you will need to find your own adapter. Specs are 6-9 Volts DC, connector is 2.1mm (ID) x 5.5mm (OD) with center positive.

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>.

Scott J


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