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Brand: Akai






Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1965 - 1968

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 14¼ ; x 13½ x 7½ inches

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Voltage(s): 100v Japan, 110-120v

Outputs: RCA, DIN

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 40-18kHz ( 3db)

Wow and Flutter:0.2 % at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50 dB at 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)

Additional Details


The Akai  1710 was still a tube recorder in 1965 were other manufacturers had gone solid-state. In retrospect, nothing wrong with that. Electronics Australia September 1965 boasted that Amateurs can enjoy professional results!  The 1700 (1965) and the 1710 (1967) were quarter-track stereo recorders with speeds of 1 7/8, 3¾ & 7½ ips. The speed change was effected by the two
speed motor and an additional capstan sleeve. (15 ips was an optional extra with a special capstan sleeve and pinch roller kit). They featured auto-stop, built in twin loudspeakers and vertical or horizontal operation. Other features included – FM multiplex ready (Early for its time), record safety button, instant stop control, 2 VU meters, two high impedance pre-amp outputs and separate left and right channel volume and tone controls.

Additional Info

Tube complement: two x ECC82 (pre-amp), two x EL84 (amplifier) / Rewind speed: less than one minute / Audio output power: five watts per channel / Speaker(s): two built in 5″ x 7″ speakers / Four-track stereo


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