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Brand: Akai

Model:X-5000

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1970 - 1974

Original Price: $168

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 14 x 13½ x 9½ " (356 x 343 x 241mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 35Hz - 24kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 16k Hz 1 ips: 45Hz - 7.5k Hz

Wow and Flutter:0.12% at 7½ ips, 0.16% at 3¾ ips, 0.22% at 1 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10

Weight: X-5000L: 32 lbs (14.5 kg) X-5000W: 31 lbs (14.1 kg)

Additional Details

Description

Introduced in 1970, the X-5000 was a three-head (erase, crossfield bias and record/play combination head) quarter-track stereo tape deck with a seven inch reel capacity. The unit featured a single hysteresis synchronous two-speed motor which gave three tape speeds (7½ , 3¾ & 1 ips) in conjunction with a removable capstan sleeve and an optional fourth speed (15 ips) was available by means of a larger capstan sleeve and smaller pinch roller set.
Features included the Akai crossfield bias system, a three mode equaliser switch, all silicon transistor/IC 4 watt RMS per channel amplifier, two 7 x 5 in speakers, automatic shut-off and two microphone and line inputs.
Available in two versions, W (wood finish) and L (wood covered in leatherette) this unit was not sold in large quantities and is seldom seen nowadays.

Additional Info

Price When New Uk £168 (incl. purchase tax); $400 in the USA
Heads Three: combined record/playback, erase and cross-field bias
Motors Single hysteresis synchronous two-speed motor
Tape Speeds  7½ ,3¾ ips and 1 ips (15 ips available with extra capstan & pinch roller)
Frequency Response ( 3dB)  7½ ips: 30Hz – 24kHz  –  3¾ ips: 40Hz – 16kHz –  1 ips: 45Hz – 7.5kHz
Wow & Flutter  0.12% at 7½ ips, 0.16% at 3¾ ips, 0.22% at 1 ips
Signal to Noise Ratio  -50 dB
Rewind Speed 90 seconds for 1,200 ft
Inputs Microphone (2): 0.5mV/4.7Kohms; Line(2): 50 mV/175 Kohms; DIN: 0.5mV/27 Kohms
Dimensions 14 x 13½ x 9½ ” (356 x 343 x 241mm)
Weight X-5000L: 32 lbs (14.5 kg) X-5000W: 31 lbs (14.1 kg)

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