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Akai GX-210D

Stereo Reel to Reel Tape Recorder (1973-77)

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Akai GX-210D


The Akai GX-210D is a 4-track, stereo, reel to reel tape recorder with auto-reverse mechanism


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

Heads: 1 x record/erase, 1 x play

Motor: 2 x reel, 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 25kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 50dB

Total harmonic distortion: 1.5%

Crosstalk: 45dB

Input: 60mV (line), 5mV (DIN), 0.3mV (mic)

Output: 1.228V (line), 0.6V (DIN)

Semiconductors: 29 x transistors, 15 x diodes, 3 x zener diodes

Dimensions: 368 x 371 x 227mm

Weight: 15.4kg


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Reviewed Dec 30th, 2015 by franklony

In the late seventies, I never loved Akai taperecorders. Too much mechanics, not sophisticated enough like European brands like Revox and Braun.
But today, after 37 years things have changed...many old favourites do not work properly without service but an old GX-210D.....I turned it on and.....all works fantastic. No wow or flutter! This is and will be an real old Akai ...reliable!



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I have a problem on play action.
few times ago On left channel at turn on , VU meter is going to full for short times.
Now is a big noise on left channel and VU meter is on a half position.
Thanks for kind help.

re: GX-210D

I have the same problem. Left VU flutters wildly at start and loud noise emitted. A quick look at MU1007 and I found a carbon resistor blown. Not good. Also, my right reel motor squeaks. I decided it needs a complete rebuild so I have put it away until I find time to work on it.
Have you had any luck finding the answer to your problem?
If so, please let me know.
Thank you.

re: GX-210D

This machine plays back all 4 tracks at the same time, forward or reverse.Is there a way to separate forward & reverse tracks?

re: GX-210D

Hello, what lightbulb for the VU meters? Can anyone tell me please?

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Thank you very much Ivy for uploading the servicemanual for the GX210D!

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