Member Summary

Sound Rating: 6 / 10 # Owners: 1
Relaibility Rating: 7 / 10 Views: 506

Member Actions

Improve This Post

Technical Details

Brand: Akai

Model:GX-266 II

Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1980 - 1985

Original Price: $665

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

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

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

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)

Additional Details


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.

Additional Info

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)


No reviews yet.

Service Report

No Service Report yet.

Leave A Review:

Report Inaccuracies on Akai GX-266 II

You need to be logged in for this feature to work.