Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1974 - 1978
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:15 ips: 30Hz to 25kHz ( 3dB) (GX-600D-PRO only)
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.07% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:( SRT tape): better than 56 dB without Dolby , better than 64 dB with Dolby
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
Looking somewhat like a 10½ ” reel version of the GX- 286D but with the mechanical push
buttons of the GX-230D, the GX600 series was a quarter-track stereo tape
deck with two speeds (3¾ and 7½ ips), three heads and three motors.
The first of the series, the 600D featured a solenoid for engaging the
brakes and was the only 600 model with a belt driven capstan.
Other features included a sound-on sound function and mixable line/mic
inputs with concentric controls.
A Dolby version was available (GX-600DB) as was a high-speed (7½ and 15 ips), two track version, the 600 D-Pro.
The Get Reel Contemporary Classics CD-ROM conatins a Vintage Test Report
for this recorder.
Rewind speed: 70 seconds using a 1100 m tape ( 50 Hz) / Dimensions: 18¾ x 17½ x 9″ (475 x 443 x 228 mm) / Weight: GX-600D / GX-600D-PRO 48.4 lbs (22 kg) GX-600DB slightly heavier / quarter-track stereo