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Technical Details

Brand: Akai

Model:345 Automatic

Category:Mainstream

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1967-1967

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 60Hz - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.06% at 7½ ips, less than 0.1% at 3¾ ips

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

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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.
Identical to Roberts Model 400

Additional Info

Channel separation: better than 80dB at 1kHz / Total harmonic distortion: within 3% at 1kHz / Equalisation: correct equalisation of tapes recorded to NARTB characteristic / Rewind speed: less than 60 seconds for 1200ft / Audio output power: 6 watts per channel / Valve complement: 12AD7 x 4. 12AT7 x 3. 12AU7 x 2. 12AX7. 6X4 / Weight: 65 Ibs (29.5kg) / quarter-track stereo

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