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Technical Details

Brand: Akai


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1974 - 1978

Original Price: $725

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 18¾ x 17½ x 9" (475 x 443 x 228 mm)

Head Composition: Ferrite/Glass

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

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

Weight: 48.4 lbs (22 kg)

Additional Details


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.

Additional Info

Price when new (in the USA)
$725 (GX-600DB ) $625 (GX-600D)
three (erase, GX playback and GX record)
4-8 pole, 2 speed hysteresis synchronous motor
2 x Eddy current outer rotor motors
Frequency response ( 3dB)
15 ips: 30Hz to 25kHz (GX-600D-PRO only)
7½ ips: 30Hz to 23kHz
3¾ ips: 30Hz to 19kHz
Wow & 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
Rewind speed
70 seconds using a 1100 m tape ( 50 Hz)
18¾ x 17½ x 9″ (475 x 443 x 228 mm)
GX-600D/GX-600D-PRO 48.4 lbs (22 kg) GX-600DB slightly heavier


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