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Akai GX-370D

Automatic / Manual Reverse Stereo Tape Deck (1973-74)

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Akai GX-370D


The GX-370D from Akai employs three Glass & Crystal Ferrite Heads including two Record/Erase GX Combo Heads and one GX Playback Head, for the finest in recording and playback quality and endurance.

Further, the unique symmetrical arrangement of these GX heads provides identical recording and playback characteristics in both normal and reverse directions. The combination of these outstanding heads and a Tape Selector Switch brings out the maximum response of high performance low noise tapes for startling progress in sound quality.

An epoch-making direct capstan drive Servo-Control Motor and two eddy-current Outer Rotor Motors are employed in this model for the completion of an ideal drive mechanism.

Moreover, a stout Impedance Roller provides tape speed stability and reduced wow and flutter.

A real Compute-O-Matic recording level control for completely automatic level control and realistic sound reproduction, Sound Mixing, Sound-On-Sound, Sound-With-Sound provide an unlimited variety of recording techniques, Dub-Sync and mode change Remote Control Socket is also one of the many outstanding features of this quality stereo tape deck.


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

Heads: 2 x combination record/erase, 1 x playback

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: up to 7 inch reel

Equalization: NAB

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.07% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 26kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 50dB

Total harmonic distortion: 1.5%

Input: 100mV (line), 7mV (DIN), 0.8mV (mic)

Output: 1.23V (line), 0.4V (DIN)

Semiconductors: 65 x transistors, 49 x diodes, 2 x IC

Dimensions: 445 x 503 x 252mm

Weight: 25.5kg


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