Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1980 - 1985
Original Price: $665
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: 1
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz to 26kHz
Wow and Flutter: .03% WRMS at 7½ ips. .04% WRMS at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: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.
Price When New USA about $665.00
Heads Six – two each of erase, GX recording and GX playback
Motors One AC Servo capstan motor, two AC Eddy current reel motors
Tape Speeds 7½ & 3¾ ips
Frequency Response ( 3dB) 7½ ips: 30Hz – 25kHz – 3¾ ips: 40Hz – 15kHz
Wow & Flutter 0.03% WRMS at 7½ ips; less than 0.04% WRMS at 3¾ ips
Signal to Noise Ratio 62 dB
Rewind Speed 90 sec. using 360 m (1,200 ft.) tape
Bias Frequency 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
Dimensions 17.3 x 18.5 x 9.8″ (440 x 470 x 250mm)
Weight 41.3 lbs (18.7 kg)