Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1977 - 1982
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Ferrite/Glass
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 15 ips:
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.09% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 56 dB
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
The GX-215D was the last of the Akais to feature the old-style twin-lever transport selection mechanism,
which had been in use for almost 20 years.
A slightly enlarged deck-plate meant that the 7″ reels fitted wholly within the boundaries of the recorder.
One rather disappointing feature of this deck was the plastic, not metal, face plate, which was available also in black.
Features included three heads (GX for record and playback), auto reverse
(playback only, not record), tape selector, three motors, two speeds (3¾ and 7½ ips) and automatic stop.
Crosstalk: better than 45 dB / Distortion: 1% (7½ ips) 1,000Hz, 0VU / Erase ratio: 70dB / Rewind speed: 90 sec. using a 1,200 ft tape / Inputs: mic: 0.3mV / 2.2kohms line: 70mV / 100kohms DIN: 0.3mV / Outputs: line: 0.775V / 100kohms phone: 50mV / 8ohms DIN: 0.5V / Dimensions: 15 x 15.4 x 11.6″ (380 x 390 x 295mm) / Weight: 34.6 lbs (15.7 kg) / quarter-track stereo