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Akai X-1800SD

Reel to Reel / 8 Track Tape Recorder

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Akai X-1800SD

Description

The Akai X-1800SD is a 4-track stereo reel to reel tape recorder with integral 8-track cartridge recorder.

Specifications

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

Motor: 2 speed induction

Equalization: NARTB

Tape speeds: 1 78  3 34  7 12  15 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.12% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 23kHz (7 12 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

Weight: 17kg

Downloads

instruction/owners manual  Deutsch Francais Italiano

service manual  English

instruction/owners manual  English

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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.

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Submitted by mrgross

Bought this machine from a pawn shop/store and am very pleased with it's performance and looks. The sound coming from my amp. sounds delicious (can I say that)? It also is capable of playing my 1 7/8 speed family tapes, making them sound so much better (plan on putting them on CD's). Of course, the 7 1/2 speed is HI-FI at its best! If anyone can find this machine in good working condition I do not hesitate to recommend it.

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Submitted by rgalvagni

i STILL HAVE THE X-1800SD R/R PURCHASED IN 1968 AND STILL ENJOY LISTENING TO 8 TRACK TAPES, AND RECORDING MADE WHILE STATION AT PLEIKU AB. RVN DURING ACTIVE DUTY 1967-1968
ALSO HAVE THE ORIGINAL MANUAL, WARRANTY DATED 21 JUNE 68 !!

 

Comments

Muito bom

good night
Great site very useful
I am a collector of old handsets in Brazil and recently bought an AKAI X-2000SD
and would like to know if you have the User manual or where I can find on the net
grateful

Akai x-1800sd manual

I have recently acquired an english version of the operating manual. I will scan and upload soon!.

english manual

Is it available on line? Also, is the diameter of the contact wheel included?

Manual Also Needed

I just bought my Akai, and I really need the user manual(in English)! If anyone can get one to me, it would be much appreciated.
-Travis

AKAI 1800 SD

I really wanted to get the owners manual in english.
Is there a way to get it free from your site?
Is there way some kind of text reader can convert it to english?
I don't really need the Service manual.
Thankyou
Larry

Akai 1800 SD reel to reel tape recorder owners manual in english

Larry, did you get any satisfaction in getting the english version of the manual.. I`m having the same problem here and I need one too. Can you help ME get one? Thanks Ed.

AKAI X-1800SD

I NEED A INFO MANUAL CAN SOMEONE PLEASE SEND ME A PDF
FILE OF THE MANUAL COULD ALSO USE A SERVICE MANUAL
PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM

AKAI X-1800SD

I NEED A INFO MANUAL CAN SOMEONE PLEASE SEND ME A PDF
FILEOF THE MANUAL

Akai 1800SD

Hey Larry,
Please if u find an answer let me know as I need a copy also.
Thanks,
Dave

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