Category:Super High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Original Price: $900
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Quad
Frequency Response:( 3dB): Using low noise tape: 30 - 23 kHz 2dB, zero VU @ 15 ips Using regular tape: 30 - 20 kHz 2dB, zero VU @ 15 ips
Wow and Flutter:7(RMS): (less than) 0.035% at 15 ips, 0.05% at 7½ ips & 0.08% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 58 dB
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10
This was a 2-track stereo
record/playback plus 4-track 2-channel stereo playback deck (a 4-track
auto-reverse was also available.)
Akai’s GX (glass crystal) Ferrite heads were used. The core of the GX
head was made from ‘single crystal ferrite’ which was mounted and set,
with high precision, in glass. The equal friction characteristics of these
materials provided a smooth head surface that was resistant to dust and
they were guaranteed to be ‘wear-free’ for life.
This deck featured three separate motors and a dual capstan drive system.
Three speeds up to 15 ips were provided and up to 10½ inch could
Crosstalk: better than 45dB / Distortion: less than 1% (1,000Hz, zero VU) / Bias frequency: 160kHz (10kHz) / Rewind speed: within 120 seconds for 2400ft / Inputs: Mic: (4) 0.5mV impedance 600 ohms to 10Kohms Line: (2) 50mV impedance 50Kohms DIN Jack: 100mV / 250mV / Outputs: Line: 0.775 (0VU), variable 0dB-+6dB (req’d load > 20Kohm) Headphones: 50mW at 8 ohms / Dimensions: 457 x 589 x 258mm (18 x 23.2 x 10.2 inches) / Weight: 30.5 kg (67.2 lbs) / half-track stereo record