* Akai GX-4000 D *

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Do it yourself Reel to reel for sale.

Here is one of the most popular decks I like.

Have restored many GX-4000D and people has been very satisfied what this deck can do.

Myself got 2 in my collection, one silver and one black. Both are the same inside. Some people like the silver look compared with the black version, but I think both are gorgeous units.

There was also a third model with built in dolby GX-4000 DB.

  • Monitor switch: Tape/Source.
  • Sound on Sound.
  • Equalizer switch for both 3-3/4 and 7-1/2 speed.
  • Tape selector switch: Set to wide range or low noise position according what tape is being used.

  • 4-track, 2 channel stereo/mono system.
  • (3)Heads = Erase, Rec, Play.
  • Reel capacity: Up to 7 inch reel-size.
  • Tape Speed: 3-3/4 and 7-1/2.
  • This model use a speed-sleeve, when 7-1/2 speed is wanted. A storage post behind the headcover holds the sleeve when not in use.

  • Wow and Flutter: Less than 0,08% WRMS.
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz to 24,000 Hz (+-3dB at 7-1/2.
  • 30Hz to 16,000Hz(+-3dB at 3-3/4.
  • Distortion: Less than 1% (1,000 Hz "0" VU.
  • Signal-to-Noise-Ratio: Better than 60 dB.
  • Erase Ratio: Better than 70 dB.
  • Bias frequency: 100 kHz.
  • Motor: (1) 4-pole induction motor.
  • Fast Forward and Rewind time: 200 seconds using 1200 feet tape.
  • 2 Microphone input: 0,25 mV.
  • Headphone jack facepanel.
  • RCA jacks for output and input.
  • DIN connection.
  • Semi Conductors: 24 transistors,13 Diodes,2 FET's, 1 IC.
  • Power requierements: 120 V, 60 Hz US/CAN.
  • Voltage Switchable: 110/120/220/240.
  • Dimensions: 17.3 Wide, 12.4 Tall, 9.1 Deep.
  • Weight: 29.1 lbs.(13.2 kg)

    Black Akai in my collection

    One single motor.

  • Beltdriven counter.
  • Automatic shutoff system when tape is ending the capstan motor shuts off with a micro switch located behind the faceplate.

  • When speed sleeve is mounted it makes the speed raise up to 7-1/2 instead for 3-3/4.

    Sold to Joe K.New York.

  • The third model with dolby Akai GX-4000DB.
  • RCA for output and input + 5-pin DIN connection.

    Custom made side panels.

  • Accessories for sale:

  • Owners Manual,hard-copy or CD-ROM (pdf-file) $20.00

  • Service Manual,hard-copy or CD-ROM (pdf-file) $35.00

  • Many used parts in stock: knobs,faceplate, head-cover,reel-tables,transformer,linkage, heads,head-assembly board,tension-regulator, pinch-roller,toggle-switches,bias OSC board, power-supply board,rec-amp circuit board, playback circuit board and capstan-motors.

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