Stereo Tape Deck (1976-78)
The GX-265D has a 6 head system with automatic and manual reverse recording and playback. One each GX forward recording, GX reverse recording, GX forward playback, GX reverse playback, forward erase, and reverse erase heads make up the superior GX Head reverse recording and playback system of this model.
The quality and special process of the GX Head materials result in a wider dynamic range, better high frequency characteristics and tone quality and longer lasting performance. Manual Reverse Buttons and Automatic Sensing Tape Reverse completely eliminate the necessity of inverting reels by hand.
The arrangement of the head block is completely symmetrical in relation to the centre capstan. The short and equidistant tape path within the head block and between heads and reel tables on both sides assure identical performance in both directions. Tension Arms on both the take-up and supply reel sides provide perfect tape tension, also contributing to operating stability.
The GX-265D employs a 3 motor drive system with a new AC Servo Motor for direct capstan drive. Rubber belts, flywheels, etc are eliminated for reduced interference. This coupled with the centre capstan system of this model reduces wow and flutter to an amazing 0.06%.
Individual Microphone and Line Input Level Controls and a built-in mic-line mixing circuit facilitate easy sound mixing from two separate sources.
Depress the Pause Switch to immediately suspend reel movement. When Pause mode is effected, the pinch wheel separates from the capstan by only 0.5 mm for a quick and smooth start when released. Especially convenient for editing tape.
Tape/Source Monitor Switch enables comparison of source signals with just recorded signals for more professional recording results.
The Tension Arm/Stop Lever drops at the end of the tape, activating an automatic stop mechanism which completely stops reel movement for operating safety.
Recording mode can be effected using individual left or right channel selectors or both channels simultaneously. A Recording Indicator Lamp lights to confirm recording mode.
An Output Level Control facilitates adjustment of output level to correspond with your amplifier input.
A Tape Selector Switch facilitates the use of Low Noise or Wide Range tape. While high performance low noise tape is standard for this machine, the ability to use wide range tape further extends high range frequency response.
Track system: auto reverse, 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system
Heads: 2 x playback, 2 x record, 2 x erase
Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan
Reel size: up to 7 inch reel
Tape speeds: 3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 ips
Wow and flutter: 0.06% (7 1⁄2 ips)
Frequency response: 30Hz to 25kHz (7 1⁄2 ips)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 56dB
Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%
Input: 70mV (line), 3mV (DIN), 0.25mV (mic)
Output: 0.775V (line), 0.5V (DIN)
Semiconductors: 38 x transistors, 26 x diodes
Dimensions: 441 x 404 x 207mm
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Reviewed May 26th, 2016 by left2handgo
This is a nice machine. I have 2 of them and they are fun to play around with. I have found tho, the din cords are hard to find. When played for a long time the break on the right seams to warm up and stopping may become a little longer. All in all, a great piece of equipment to have in the collection.