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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