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Technical Details

Brand: Akai

Model:GX 215D

Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1977 - 1982

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

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Ferrite/Glass

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:Yes

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

Additional Details

Description

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.

Additional Info

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

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