Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1980 - 1985
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 6
Dimension: 17.3 x 18.5 x 9.8"
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz to 26kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.03% WRMS at 7½ ips. less than 0.04% WRMS at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 62 dB
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
Weight: 41.3 lbs (18.7 kg)
The GX-266 II was a six-head, auto-reversing (both recording and playback) tape deck with a three-motor
system and a 7″ reel capacity. Tape speeds were 7½ and 3¾ ips.
More than just an improved version of the earlier GX-266D, some of its features included timer start, record mute switch, MIC and LINE mixing, memory marker, pitch control and a jack for an optional remote control
unit (Akai RC-70 or RC-19).
Feather-touch IC logic controls were used for transport functions, unfortunately the IC’s aren’t available any more which makes this particular deck a bit of a liability on the second hand market.
This unit was also available with a black panel.
Cross-talk: better than 40 dB at 1,000Hz / Harmonic distortion: less than 0.5% at 7½ ips / Rewind speed: 90 sec. using 360 m (1,200 ft.) tape / Boas frequence: 100kHz / Inputs: mic: 0.25 mV. required microphone impedance: 600 ohms line: 70 mV / Outputs: line: 0.775 V. headphones: 100 mV at 8 ohms
remote control -Akai RC-70 or RC-19