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Technical Details

Brand: Akai

Model:GX 636

Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1979 - 1984

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

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 6

Dimension: 19 x 17.3 x 10" (483 x 440 x 256mm)

Head Composition: Ferrite/Glass

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:Yes

Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz to 27kHz

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

Weight: 46.2 lbs (21.0 kg)

Additional Details


The GX-636/DB was almost identical to the 635D/DB. It had a symmetrical 6-head design (Glass Crystal) which permitted both playback AND recording in both directions.
The GX-636 had no additional functions to the GX-635D: the main improvements were mostly internal.
The recorder was also available with Dolby N.R. (GX-636DB).
To service the GX-636, one requires a GX-635D service manual plus some additional 636 sheets. The printed circuit board layouts are also a little different.
TheGX-636 was superceded by the GX 646 in 1982.

Additional Info

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 / Rewind speed: 75 seconds for a 1200 ft tape /


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