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Brand: Akai

Model:GX-1820D

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1974 - 1978

Original Price: $800

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Dimension: 17½ x 17 x 9½ " (445 x 432 x 243mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz to 24kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.08% at 7½ ips

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

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

Weight: 45.1 lbs (20.5 kg)

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Description

The GX-1820D was another of Akai’s stereo reel-to-reel/eight-track cartridge combination units. It featured a three-motor tape deck with auto reverse and a black face panel. The reel-to-reel section offered two speeds, 7½ and 3¾ ips, two GX-heads and a 7″reel capacity. It was also available with an inbuilt six watt per channel power amplifier.

Additional Info

Price When New USA About $800
Heads Two: erase heads and record/replay combined (reel to reel section)
Motors One Eddy current outer rotor motor
Tape Speeds  7½ & 3¾ ips
Frequency Response ( 3dB)  7½ ips: 30Hz – 24kHz  –  3¾ ips: 30Hz – 19kHz
Wow & Flutter  0.08% at 7½ ips, less than 0.12% at 3¾ ips
Signal to Noise Ratio better than 50 dB at 7½ ips
Dimensions 17½ x 17 x 9½ ” (445 x 432 x 243mm)
Weight 45.1 lbs (20.5 kg)

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