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Akai M-5

Stereo Tape Deck

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Akai M-5


The Akai Terecorder Model M-5 is a complete 4-track stereophonic tape recorder, and is an improved and more developed model of the M-4 which is very popular among many audiophiles due to its versatility and quality.

This unit is improved in many ways, for example adding 15 ips speed to the regular standard speeds of 3.75 and 7.5 ips, especially for tape dubbing at minimum time and effort, addition of the speed change lever which makes easier speed selection, addition of an equalizer switch for both recording and playback for more professional recording and playback results, and more powerful amplifiers.

Furthermore, you will have almost endless pleasure exploring the M-5's outstanding features which are possible with only the most efficient design, engineering, and quality controlled production that AKAI has.


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

Heads: 1 x 2T play, 2 x 4T record/play, 1 x 4T erase

Motor: hysteresis synchronous

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12  15 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.07% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 20kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 45dB

Crosstalk: 80dB

Output power: 6 watts

Speakers: 1 x 5x7"

Valve complement: 2 x EF86, 2 x 12AX7, 2 x 6BQ5, 1 x 6AR5, 2 x 6X4

Dimensions: 14 x 20.5 x 8.25 inches

Weight: 42lbs



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