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Akai CR-81D

8-Track Cartridge Stereo Tape Deck (1973)

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Akai CR-81D


The CR-81D provides a wide range frequency range for superb sound quality in cartridge recording/playback.

The exclusive Akai one micron gap head delivers high density recording with low distortion.

Other features include fast forward, automatic stop, continuous playback, all silicon transistor pre amplifier and large VU meters.


Type: 2-head, single deck

Track System: 8-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 9.5 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 1 x 2 speed induction

Frequency Response: 50Hz to 16kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio: 47dB

Wow and Flutter: 0.35%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 4%

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

Output: 1.228V (line)

Dimensions: 347 x 137 x 262mm

Weight: 8kg


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