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Akai X-355D

Stereo Tape Deck

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Akai X-355D


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

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase, 1 x bias

Motor: 1 x reel drive, 1 x capstan

Reel size: up to 7 inch reel

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.08% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 24kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 45dB

Total harmonic distortion: 3%

Crosstalk: 45dB

Input: 50mV (line), 0.5mV (mic)

Output: 1.23V (line)

Dimensions: 440 x 407 x 310mm

Weight: 28.5kg

Note: optional 15ips adaptor kit


service manual  English - porkchop61

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re: X-355D

Falcon70 - Sorry to hear you did not get the EA-10 10-1/2" extension arms and rubber drive belts to convert your X-355D to accept 10 1/2" tape reels. Purchased my X-355D at Yokosuka Naval Base February of 1968. The EA-10 Extension Arms were special order, even though the recorders were built less than 50 miles away from the BX (Base eXchange)! Waited until we were station ship in Hong Kong in November of 1968 to buy the EA-10 kit and service manual. Paid less for each of them in the Akai building in Hong Kong, even ignoring the shipping charges from Tokyo to our FPO. The most important advantage of buying in Hong Kong was not getting lost or damaged in shipping. Guess prices weren't always better at the BX. My X-355D died many years ago but still have the EA-10 kit and wired remote stored away somewhere, I think.

re: X-355D

The X-355D does NOT take 10.5" reels. A nice basic tape deck I've used for 35 years. Only problem I've had is that the IN/OUT connections are through a DIN connection. After I lost my original cable [DIN to 4 RCA phono] I had to make one because I could not find this cable anywhere.

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