Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1964 - 1967
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 40Hz - 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.17% at 7½ ips, less than 0.28% at 3¾ ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:50dB at 7½ ips, 45dB at 3¾ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
A rather strangely styled quarter-track stereo recorder, the ST-1 isn’t one of the more commonly
seen Akai models today.
Two speeds were provided, 7½ & 3¾ ips (facilitated by removable capstan) and reels of up to 7″ could be accommodated.
Using a solid state preamp and a tube output stage, the hybrid ST-1 had an output of 3 watts per channel.
Speakers: two 5 x 7″ internal elliptical, side-facing / Rewind speed: 2½ minutes for 1,200ft / Audio output power: 3 watts per channel / Dimensions: 13½ x 21 x 9″ (343 x 533 x 229 mm) / Weight: 42 Ibs (19.1 kg) / quarter-track stereo