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Brand: Akai


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1975 - 1979

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 4

Dimension: 17.4 x 15.4 x 9.1" (442 x 391 x 231mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 2

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:( 3dB) 7½ ips: 30Hz - 25kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:.08% at 7½ ips, less than 0.12% at 3¾ ipsan 0.08% at 7½ ips, less than 0.12% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50 dB

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 39lbs (18 kg)

Additional Details


Utilizing the tape transport from the GX-210D, the 202D-SS was a two speed, three motor, surround sound deck with four heads: a full track erase head, a quarter-track stereo erase head, a quarter-track 4-channel recording head and a quarter- track 4-channel playback head. None of the heads were Glass Xtal (GX). The full track erase head erased all four channels simultaneously during four-channel recording.
Like all of Akai’s Surround Sound recorders, the 2002D-SS could be used in either 4-track 4-channel mode or in regular quarter-track stereo mode, a switch on the front panel being provided for this selection. The auto-reverse feature could be used in 2 channel stereo mode only.
Other features included tape selector and four line-in controls and four microphone inputs with a VU meter for each of the four channels. Two headphone outputs were provided.

Additional Info

Price When New USA N/A
Heads  Four: full track erase, quarter-track erase,quarter-track 4-channel record and quarter- track 4-channel playback
Motors  2-speed servo control outer rotor motor, model SCM2-24
Tape Speeds  7½ & 3¾ ips
Frequency Response ( 3dB)  7½ ips: 30Hz – 25kHz  –  3¾ ips: 40Hz – 15kHz
Wow & Flutter  0.08% at 7½ ips, less than 0.12% at 3¾ ips
Signal to Noise Ratio  50 dB
Rewind Speed  75 seconds for 1,200 ft
Bias Frequency  102kHz
Inputs  mic  0.5mV 10K; line: 100mV 300K (mixable)
Outputs  line  0 – 1V 10K; headphones
Dimensions  17.4 x 15.4 x 9.1″ (442 x 391 x 231mm)
Weight  39lbs (18 kg)


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