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Aiwa Excelia XK-009

3-Head Stereo Cassette Deck (1989-90)

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Aiwa Excelia XK-009


The XK-009 opens up a new realm in cassette audio, with several important advances to push sound performance to the highest level possible.

Aiwa's original AMTS (anti-modulation tape stabiliser) cuts resonance for clearer sound, while the Bias Shield Head Block works during recording to shield the playback head for the detrimental effects of recording flux.

Amorphous heads are used for both recording and playback, with internal coils wound with PC-OCC copper wire for optimum conductivity.

This translates to greater audio accuracy, particularly in music with delicate passages and subtle transients.


Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

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

Motor: 1 x system servo, 2 x DC

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C, HX Pro, DBX

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 22kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 95dB  (DBX)

Wow and Flutter: 0.018%

Input: 50mV (line)

Output: 0.53V (line)

Dimensions: 469 x 136 x 432.7mm

Weight: 10.2kg

Year: 1989


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Reviewed Nov 05th, 2018 by Reed1968

This cassette deck is the devil among the high-end components, is super-playable, and in dbx comes a lot of super recordings on vinyls. Great technical design and visual design.

Reviewed Nov 11th, 2017 by melini

Top of the line.



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