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Akai X-355D

Stereo Tape Deck

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Akai X-355D


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

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase, 1 x bias

Motor: 1 x reel drive, 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 24kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 45dB

Total harmonic distortion: 3%

Crosstalk: 45dB

Input: 50mV (line), 0.5mV (mic)

Output: 1.23V (line)

Dimensions: 440 x 407 x 310mm

Weight: 28.5kg

Note: optional 15ips adaptor kit



re: X-355D

Would you be interested in selling the 10" adapter kit and belts? I recently lost one of my best friends (more like a brother actually). In cleaning out his house, we found his old Akai X-355D reel to reel and boxes of tapes both 7" and 10" but we couldn't locate the 10" reel adapter kit. Some of the dozens of tapes are recordings of bands he played in back in the 70's so I'd love to transfer those to digital media but we need the 10" adapter kit to play them. Please let me know if you'd sell the adapter kit and any manuals you might have. Thank you.

re: X-355D

Falcon70 - Sorry to hear you did not get the EA-10 10-1/2" extension arms and rubber drive belts to convert your X-355D to accept 10 1/2" tape reels. Purchased my X-355D at Yokosuka Naval Base February of 1968. The EA-10 Extension Arms were special order, even though the recorders were built less than 50 miles away from the BX (Base eXchange)! Waited until we were station ship in Hong Kong in November of 1968 to buy the EA-10 kit and service manual. Paid less for each of them in the Akai building in Hong Kong, even ignoring the shipping charges from Tokyo to our FPO. The most important advantage of buying in Hong Kong was not getting lost or damaged in shipping. Guess prices weren't always better at the BX. My X-355D died many years ago but still have the EA-10 kit and wired remote stored away somewhere, I think.

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