Kyocera repair/restoration


At the risk of being flamed, can anyone recommend an excellent technician or shop to repair my beloved Kyocera D-811 cassette deck?  The last technician to touch it was Steven Sank, but he's apparently had a career change and is now making custom mics.

I've also got a Kyocera DA-510cx CD player that needs work, though I'm not sure it would be worth the cost to repair.  It won't read any discs, and the tray needs a little help to open.  Thoughts and suggestions would be welcome.  No trolls, please.

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The Kyocera needs a new laser assembly. Plus a new belt for the drawer. 

That replacement laser assembly may cost $200. For less you can buy a secondhand DVD player (~$25) and a Khadas KTB DAC ($99) plus a $10 Monoprice coax cable. This combination will give you superior sound. I have this pairing in present use!

Contrary to what the obsessed will claim any used DVD player will function perfectly well as a digital transport. No need to spend lots of bucks here!

Can't imagine a reason to drop a dime in any Kyocera.

Thanks for the input jasonbourne52.

fuzztone, the Kyocera D-811 had some great specs, 20-20k +-3db with normal or chrome tape, 20-22k with metal tape, .02% wow and flutter; Dolby C and HX Pro, direct drive dual capstan closed loop drive system, three motors, bias control.