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.
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.
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 !!