Country of Manufacture:Japan
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 30Hz - 26KHz
Wow and Flutter:(less than) 0.08% at 7½ , 0.12% at 3¾ and 20% at 1 ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:better than 50 dB at maximum tone control
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
A smartly designed, solid state stereo ‘Custom’ deck with auto reverse and featuring three heads: erase, combined record/playback and an Akai patented cross-field head bias.
Auto reverse was enabled via foil tape inserts for continuous playback in both directions .
Three motors were employed. a hysteresis synchronous three-speed motor for capstan and two 6-pole outer-rotor motors for supply and take-up reels.
Slide type level controls were provided and the standard Akai two-lever transport operation was retained. Tape lifters ensured quiet wind/rewind and ensured minimum tape and head wear.