Reel to Reel / 8 Track Tape Recorder
The Akai X-1800SD is a 4-track stereo reel to reel tape recorder with integral 8-track cartridge recorder.
Track system: 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system
Motor: 2 speed induction
Tape speeds: 1 7⁄8 3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 15 ips
Wow and flutter: 0.12% (7 1⁄2 ips)
Frequency response: 30Hz to 23kHz (7 1⁄2 ips)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 50dB
Input: 60mV (line), 0.5mV (mic)
Output power: 6 watts
Speakers: 2 x 4"
Semiconductors: 19 x transistors, 13 x diodes
Dimensions: 378 x 338 x 238mm
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Submitted by twentiethman
I got a great deal of use out of my Akai x-1800SD while in the service. I used it for playing music and recording. The only drawback or complaint I have is probably common to most if not all reel to reel players, and that is, whether it's playing or rewinding, when it comes to the end of the tape it snips off a tiny piece. If you play the same tapes often enough you will lose your tailpiece or leader and eventually some of your recorded music & sounds.