Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates: -
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 6
Head Composition: Ferrite/Glass
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 30Hz to 27kHz ( 3dB)
Wow and Flutter:Less than 0.03% at 7½ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 65 dB
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
The GX635 and 636 were very similar, all having a symmetrical 6-head design (Glass Crystal) which permitted both playback and recording in both directions.
The GX-635D was the first unit in the series (1979) and was very likely Akai’s first recorder with IC logic controlled tape function controls. It had a pitch control function, recording mute and a programmable record
timer. Line and mic mixing was also possible with separate microphone and line-in level controls. These controls were fitted with a “memory ring” which rotated when the level was increased but remained in
position when decreased, giving a ‘memory’ of the setting. The direct drive, AC servo capstan motor is frequency-controlled.
Akai also marketed a GX-635DB with Dolby B which did not have the timer switch. Both models were also available with a flat black finish but were sold in smaller quantities as silver was still holding greater popularity for audio equipment of the time.
Dimensions: 19 x 17.3 x 10″ (483 x 440 x 256mm) Weight: 46.4 lbs (21.0 kg)
Weight: 21kg Rewind speed: 120 seconds for a 1800 ft tape
Distortion: 0.4% Inputs: Mic: 0.25 mV. Line: 70 mV impedance 100 Kohm. DIN: 2mV / 10Kohm
Outputs: Line: .775 / 20 Kohm.
Headphones: 100 mV at 8 ohms. DIN 0.3V
Excellent fiability and sound. Works perfectly since 1985. No parts changed.