Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1970 - 1974
Original Price: $250
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Dimension: 15½ x 16½ x 8½ " (391 x 419 x 216 mm)
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Frequency Response:20Hz-20kHz at 7½ ips
Wow and Flutter:0.12% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
Weight: 23 lbs (10.5 kg)
This professionally styled deck was designed for the hi-fi enthusiast with a moderate budget. The AX50 boasted three heads, three speeds, dual capstan drive, auto shut-off, sliding controls and tape lifters.
A single, simple function control knob was used for all transport functions.
The unit was sturdily constructed on a die-cast frame and fitted into a walnut case with dust cover.
Price when new was $249.95 (source: Allied radio Catalog, 1971)