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Brand: Akai

Model:345 Automatic

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1964 - 1967

Original Price: $209

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 60Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.06% at 7½ ips - 0.1% at 3¾ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50dB at 7½ ips, 45dB at 3¾ ips

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 65 Ibs (29.5kg)

Additional Details

Description

Aimed at the professional and semi-professional market, the 345 automatic had ‘every device and feature a professional operator would want’ in a tape recorder (according to Akai, anyway!) These included three heads, three motors, automatic reversing, four-track stereo/mono, built-in 20 watt stereo solid state power amplifiers, auto shut-off, remote control, all push-button system and 10½” reel capability (with special outrigger-style adapters.
Three speeds were available. 7½, 3¾ and 15 ips (only possible with accessory capstan and pinch wheel).
Such equipment didn’t come cheap. The 345 cost £209 in the U. K. in 1964.

Additional Info

Price When New USA £209
Heads  Three
Motors  Three
Tape Speeds 3¾ , 7½ & 15 ips (with accessory capstan & pinch wheel)
Frequency Response 7½ ips: 60Hz – 15kHz  –  3¾ ips: 40Hz – 15kHz
Wow & Flutter  0.06% at 7½ ips, less than 0.1% at 3¾ ips
Signal to Noise Ratio 50dB at 7½ ips, 45dB at 3¾ ips
Rewind Speed less than 60 seconds for 1200ft
Weight 65 Ibs (29.5kg)

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