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Complete original early early 1950s Akai Deluxe Terecorder Mono Tube reel to reel, with owners manual, extra tubes, original cool microphone, accessories, 2 7" reels and 1 3.5" reel. It is very very heavy. The outer covering is peeling off on some areas, has been stored inside a climate controlled environment. It has the very early vintage incomparable Akai design, attention to detail, fit, finish, craftsmanship and potential sound quality. It is not working has, to my knowledge never been serviced. It will be sold as described, as is, needs repair and restoration. The shipping cost includes safe packing, insurance, prompt shipping and tracking number. Buy with confidence, see my feedback. Good Listening, SonnY :)

See specs Below:

Model:Stereo Deluxe

Category:Mid High Fidelity




Country of Manufacture:Japan

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 60 - 15kHz

Wow and Flutter:less than 0.08 % at 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

Additional DetailsDescription

An interesting early member of the Akai family. It’s a single motor, all-tube tube design, (6AU6, 6BQ5, 6AR5, 6X4 and 12AD7. with two speeds 3¾ and 7½ ips. Speed change was made by changing the drive capstan. The tube line-up was very similar to the M-6 of 1962 so I’m guessing that this machine was of a similar vintage and specification. The recorder had a built-in mono playback amplifier and a single elliptical speaker to monitor recordings. RCA type (left and right) connections and outputs were provided.

Additional Info

Valve complement: 6AU6, 6BQ5, 6AR5, 6X4 and 12AD7 / Rewind speed: 2½  minutes for 1,200 ft reel / half-track mono

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionNon Functioning (Used)
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  • Vintage 1950s Akai Deluxe Terecorder Tube Reel To Reel Recorder
  • Owners Manual, Extra Tubes, Original Mic, Reel Tapes, Needs Repair/Restoration
  • Brown/Black
  • 1950s
Made In
  • Japan


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