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Akai GX-270D

3-Head 3-Motor Automatic Reverse Stereo Tape Deck (1976-77)

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Akai GX-270D


The Akai GX-270D features include tape speed selection, 4-track recording/playback system, stereo recording and playback, automatic and manual reverse playback and direct function change control.


Track system: auto reverse, 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system

Heads: 2 x GX playback, 1 x GX record, 1 x erase

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: up to 7 inch reel

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.07% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 23kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 60dB

Total harmonic distortion: 1%

Input: 70mV (line), 3mV (DIN), 0.3mV (mic)

Output: 0.775V (line), 0.5V (DIN)

Semiconductors: 52 x transistors, 62 x diodes

Dimensions: 441 x 404 x 210mm

Weight: 15.6kg


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re: GX-270D

Hi i'm working on a GX-270D

The problem is, Playback is doing well but Rewind and Fastforward does'nt work. the break solenoid makes the reeltable's free but looks like the reelmotors getting no power at all

Its an old topic so i hope there's somebody who can help me out on this.

with regards Paul.

Akai GX-270D

I can't find any sensing foil anywhere. Is there anything else I could use for the auto-reverse to work.

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sensing foil akai auto reverse

Hi there ,
Ebay item number 390396658042 or type in leader tape in your search .Look for copper rolls of tape . I use this myself on Akai GX636 /GX 77 and Teac X2000R it does not ooze adhesive and works great .
Good luck ,Gordon.

Price for GX-270D

Anyone out there would know the current price?.. What could this item be sold for?

Akai Gx-270D Help And Service Manual Wanted


I am looking for a service manual for the Akai GX-270D reel tto reel tape recorder ????

Does anyone know if you can adjust the spool carrier height for this machine ??

Many thanks....Chris

akai gx-270d

thank you very much this site very good

gx 230

I could not find 230d, but looking at current products, this 270d has the closest body styles and functionit to my reel to reel, hopefully function will play the same..

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