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Technical Details

Brand: Akai


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


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1970 - 1974

Original Price: $550

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

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors:

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz to 28kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.04% at 7½ ips, 0.07% at 3¾ ips and 0.14% at 1 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 48 dB at 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


The GX-365D (also available
with a built in main-amp as the GX-365) was the first Akai to feature
the virtually indestructible Glass & X’tal (GX) ferrite heads. It
boasted 3 motors and 3 speeds (four with a capstan sleeve and change-over
pinch roller) and had a single reverse playback function. The transport
was relay controlled with a pcb sporting no less than 13 relays!
A complex “Magnetic brake control” system, user-selected,
was based on tape thickness. Back-tension was less for thinner tapes (0.5mm
or 25 microns) than for thicker ones (1.5 mm or 50 micron).
The Reverse-O-Matic feature was controlled by a mechanical device, seen
at the top of the deck, featuring two rings. one silver and one black
The black ring was set to”0″ at the beginning of the tape. it
was connected via a belt to the right reel motor and acted like a tape
counter. The scale near the black ring indicated the tape length, up to
2400 ft and the silver ring was then rotated by the user to the desired
tape length. While the tape played, the silver ring remained stationary
as the black one revolved. When they met, the recorder went into reverse-play
mode. This rather primitive and limited device was discontinued after
this model.

Additional Info

Hum and noise: -55dB at 7½ ips, -50dB at slower speeds / Rewind speed: 75 seconds using a 1,200 ft tape at 50 Hz / Audio output power: 15 watts RMS per channel / Inputs: Microphone: 0.7mV at 10K Line: 70mV at 150K DIN: low – 7mV at 16K. high – 70mV at 150K / Outputs: Line: 1.23V (0 VU) 100 ohms Din: 0.4V Headphones: 30 – 40mV at 8 ohms / Speaker(s): two 4 x 2″ monitoring (GX 365 only) / Dimensions: 18.5 x 16.25 x 11.2 (470 x 413 x 283mm) / Weight: GX 365: 61 lbs (27.7kg) / quarter-track stereo


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