Stereo Reel to Reel Tape Recorder (1973-78)
The Akai 4000DS is a four-track, two-channel stereo reel to reel tape recorder for use with 7" reels.
The employment of a highly efficient induction motor and boldly designed flywheel in the 4000DS results in stable tape travel and reduced wow and flutter.
This feature coupled with a three head system including Akai's one-micron gap playback head assures clear playback sound.
Track system: 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system
Heads: 1 x record, 1 x playback, 1 x erase
Motor: 1 x SSM-1 4-pole induction
Reel size: up to 7 inch reel
Tape speeds: 3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 ips
Wow and flutter: 0.15% (7 1⁄2 ips)
Frequency response: 30Hz to 23kHz (7 1⁄2 ips)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 50dB
Total harmonic distortion: 1.5%
Input: 70mV (line), 7mV (DIN), 0.8mV (mic)
Output: 1.228V (line), 0.4V (DIN)
Semiconductors: 11 x transistors, 4 x IC, 4 x diodes
Dimensions: 406 x 314 x 194mm
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