Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates:1969 - 1972
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 1
Outputs: RCA, DIN
Frequency Response:7½ ips: 40 - 20kHz
Wow and Flutter:0.15% at 7½ ips, 0.17% at 3¾ ips 0.25% at 1 ips & 0.35% at 5
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10
Replacing the X-IV, the X-V was also a four-speed, quarter-track stereo ac/battery recorder with a 5″ reell capability (7″ reels could be used with special outrigger extension arms – see photo) The recorder featured the Akai Crossfield head system and utilized a brushless DC micro motor.
An audio output of 1 watt per channel was used to drive two internally front-mounted 3-inch speakers.
Replay characteristics were to NARTB standards and a wow and flutter figure of 0.15% was achievable at 7½ ips, marginally better than the X-IV.
Rewind speed: 90 seconds for 600ft / Audio output power: one watt per channel / Speaker(s): two 3″ round speakers for monitoring / Dimensions: 11 x 12 x 5″ (279 x 305 x 131mm) / Weight: 12.1 lbs (5.5kg) / quarter-track stereo