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Akai CS-M3

Stereo Cassette Deck (1981-82)

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Akai CS-M3


Type: single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.76 cm/s

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 18kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 68dB  (dolby B)

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.7%

Input: 70mV (line), 0.25mV (mic)

Output: 0.41V (line)

Dimensions: 440 x 143 x 250mm

Weight: 5kg


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Reviewed Jan 14th, 2020 by Neechb

Just purchased second hand
Love the looks and the VU Meters are mesmerising
Needed a good clean and a bit of tweaking but up and running and sounding lovely
Playback and recordings very crisp
More than happy
Great deck.

Reviewed Jun 06th, 2018 by cookofthehouse

Excellent recorder and deck. Recordings are clear with lots of air no signs of muddling whatsoever. Close to the best in what sound recorde and played is concerned.
Build is somewhat fragile and not sturdy like a Sony but not as light as the Technics of the same era and same product class.
Cassettes shall surprise you. You'll hear cassettes just a few steps off the best they can offer. quality of recorded

Reviewed May 10th, 2017 by recordmannj

Excellent sound, Love the Vintage Look.



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