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Technical Details

Brand: Akai


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1965 - 1968


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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

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

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.2 % at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50 dB at 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


can enjoy professional results!  boasted the advertisement
from Electronics Australia September 1965.
The 1700 (circa 1965) and the 1710 (pictured,
circa 1967) were quarter-track stereo recorders with speeds of 1,
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,
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

Valve 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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