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Akai 1710 and Akai 1710W manual and schematics

Hi. I have 2 Akai reel to reel recorders both with valve amps. Akai 1710 @1963-1966 and the Akai 1710W @1966-1969?.
I do not have any specs on these and would love the manual of both. They are different internally I believe. With the 1710 (grey) being full valve and the 1710W (wood box -with opening speaker panels) having a transistorised preamp section. ( i hopw I'm correct here) The 1710 is working fine but the 1710W needs some servicing (wow & flutter is evident). I do know that old grease and belt wear is a major culprit.

The guy I get to check things over suggested that I try to get some schematic diagrams and service manuals to make any restoration easier.

So if anyone has these manuals and service manuals for download please contact us.
thanks Dave