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Akai GX-600DB

Stereo Reel to Reel Tape Recorder (1975)

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Akai GX-600DB


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

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

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: up to 10.5 inch reel

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.07% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 23kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 64dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.7%

Crosstalk: 40dB

Input: 70mV (line), 3mV (DIN), 0.3mV (mic)

Output: 0.775V (line), 0.3V (DIN)

Semiconductors: 53 x transistors, 4 x FET, 40 x diodes

Dimensions: 443 x 475 x 228mm

Weight: 22.3kg


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Reviewed May 19th, 2014 by

Just refurbished this model. Well made if you can get your hands on it. Nice to not have to depend on all those rubber idlers and ff/rew wheels. This unit has 2 motors that take care of that. Nice change from cleaning, and dressing vintage tape transport rolling stock. Relay actuated simplicity and the over designed stuff just works, years later. Toughest part was cleaning up dirt/dust/paint/cosmetics. Didn't even lube a lot...it just worked after all these years. Nice treat....find one!!!

Reviewed May 13th, 2013 by

deep bass and clear sound



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