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Technical Details

Brand: Akai

Model:GX-266 II

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


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1980 - 1985

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

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

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Voltage(s): 110-120v

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)

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

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


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