Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 1 (PB)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): using low noise tape: 30Hz to 23kHz @ 7½ ips 40Hz to 17kHz @ 3¾ ips using regular tape: 30Hz to 22kHz @ 7½ ips 40Hz to 16kHz @ 3¾ ips
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.06% @ 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50 dB
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
The GX-260D featured a symmetrical head design (6-head function) with a centrally-located capstan drive, enabling both play and record in both forward and reverse mode. Akai’s advertising department claimed, “..the GX-260D is the result of an extensive study to produce the best all-round tape deck possible within a reasonable price range…”The deck was controlled by relays and (oddly) had a belt-driven capstan, although Akai was already making direct drive units (the 250D and theGX-280D.)
The GX-260D had 4 physical heads. two playback heads and two each GXrecord and erase combo heads.
Rewind speed: 82 or 66 sec. using a 1.200 ft tape at 50 or 60 Hz / Dimensions: 18.6 x 17.6 x 8.9″ (473 x 446 x 226mm ) / Weight: 45.8 lbs (20.8 kg) / quarter-track stereo