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Akai GX-F44R

Stereo Cassette Deck (1983)

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Akai GX-F44R


When it comes to quality features and outstanding performance, the feather touch, micro computerized GX-F44R is well endowed.

For starters, this extraordinary deck has Akai's very own Twin Field Super GX head, giving it performance that matches the best 3 head system.

Akai's original quick reverse mechanism provides extended recording and playback, without having to stop to turn the cassette over. And there's only a half second wait between forward and reverse switching. So you miss the minimum of precious recording time.

You get a whole lot of automatic and memory functions, too. Like Intro Scan, Blank Search, Rec Cancel, Memory Stop / Play and Auto Play. All these convenient hands off modes are designed to make operation as simple and as fuss free as possible.

Your recording and playback time is maximized, too. Inside, sophisticated circuitry includes the latest Dolby C type NR. This reduces noise in the 500Hz region by more than 20dB, thereby making such annoying noise as tape hiss a thing of the past.

For making dynamic, distortion free recordings, you have a fast responding LED bar meter with peak hold.

Complementing all these advanced electronics is Akai's exclusive tape transport system. This assures stable tape travel, even during extended recording or playback sessions. Put all these features, and more, into one high class stereo cassette deck and you have the GX-F44R.


Type: auto reverse, 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.76 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 2 x erase

Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Frequency Response: 25Hz to 19kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 75dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.035%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.7%

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

Output: 0.41V (line)

Dimensions: 440 x 118 x 309mm

Weight: 8.6kg


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Reviewed Jul 24th, 2017 by robert1972

My Akai GX-F44R Is The Best Deck That I Have Ever Owned And I Have Used Its Recording/Playback Capability As A Benchmark For Over 20 Decks That I Have Tested Including A Yamaha K-1000 Which Is No Match For The Akai!Basically It Will Make Any Type Of Cassette Sound Its Best With All Around Well Balanced Sound...Not To Screechy Highs And Not As Much Bass As My Nakamichi BX-125 Puts Out But More Bass Than The Yamaha K-1000,Perfect I say Except For The Availability Of The Idler Wheel Which Is Its Only Problem At The Moment For FF/RW Function.I Have Replaced The Belts And Lubed And Cleaned The Unit For Recordings Till I Get Around To Replacing The Idler With A Close Match.10 stars All Day.



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