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Sound Rating: 5 / 10 # Owners: 1
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Brand: Akai

Model:Stereo Deluxe

Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)



Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates: -

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 60 - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.08 % at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

Additional Details


An interesting early member of the Akai family. It’s a single motor, all-tube tube design, (6AU6, 6BQ5, 6AR5, 6X4 and 12AD7. with two speeds 3¾ and 7½ ips. Speed change was made by changing the drive capstan. The tube line-up was very similar to the M-6 of 1962 so I’m guessing that this machine was of a similar vintage and specification. The recorder had a built-in mono playback amplifier and a single elliptical speaker to monitor recordings. RCA type (left and right) connections and outputs were provided.

Additional Info

Valve complement: 6AU6, 6BQ5, 6AR5, 6X4 and 12AD7 / Rewind speed: 2½  minutes for 1,200 ft reel / half-track mono


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