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Brand: Akai


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1969 - 1972

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB+1/2PB

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

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 4

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:( ±3dB): 7½ ips: 30 - 25kHz

Wow and Flutter:0.04% at 7½ , 0.07% at 3¾ & 0.15% at 1 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:-50dB

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional Details


The X330 (and its counterpart the X330D deck) was one of the first if not THE first Akai to support 10½ reels without the use of special adaptors and pulley-driven outriggers. It was a quarter-track stereo recorder with three speeds, three motors and continuous auto-reverse by programme. It had 12 watt/channel (RMS) power amplifiers and twin 6 x 4-inch speakers built into the cabinet sides.
There were four heads, erase, record, playback and crossfield bias. The tape heads moved mechanically in auto reverse mode.
Other features included tape lifters, magnetic brake auto-stop, auto shut off, remote control, tape/source switch for monitoring and back-tension adjustment for different size reels and tape thickness (up to 7600 ft triple play on 10½ reels!).
Price when new in the UK was £324 including purchase tax.

Additional Info

Distortion: within 1.5% 1,000Hz 0 VU at 7½ ips / Rewind speed: 75 seconds for 1200ft / Inputs: mic: more than 0.5V line: more than 50mV DIN: 10mV / Outputs: line, DIN and headphones / Output power: 12 watts RMS / channel at undistorted power, 20 watts music power per channel / Speakers: two 6 x 4 inch / Dimensions: 14¾ × 17 × 9½” (444 × 406 × 254mm) / Weight: 48.4 lbs (22 kg)) / quarter-track stereo


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