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AKAI GX-912 (1986?) Stereo Cassette Deck
« on: July 27, 2017, 09:06:35 AM »
AKAI GX-912 Stereo Cassette Deck

The Akai GX912 is perhaps one of the least recognized cassette decks in the professional audio field today. Akai's advertising department and dealers must be to blame, because the unit is not lacking in sound quality, ruggedness, or features.
The GX912 is a three head cassette deck, capable of confidence monitoring during recording. Upon insertion of a cassette for recording, the unit automatically adjusts to tape characteristics by recording a short burst to tape. Manual bias control is provided for those not satisfied with automatic alignment. The GX912 has the standard complement of full-logic controls, including forward and reverse program search. The florescent meters are peak hold, but can also monitor the low and high bias response at the touch of a button. The tape counter can display actual time, time remaining, as well as the standard arbitrary counter. Noise reduction is selectable Dolby B or C. Other well thought out features include duplicate front panel RCA jacks for both input and output, and a headphone jack with volume control. The actual enclosure of the unit extends slightly below its two rack space front panel. While the extra space required by the GX912 can be accomodated in the bottom of rack, Akai has thoughtfully provided a blank one rack space panel. I have used many professional cassette decks, including Tascam's best, and have yet to find anything as rock solid as the GX912. Wow and flutter is practically nill and the noise floor is extremely low. When DAT or one-off CD is not convenient, the GX912 fits the bill perfectly.

The new Akai GX-912 master mixdown cassette deck incorporates the latest design advancements to meet the challenge of the most demanding studio applications.

The use of the Super GX 3-Head System offers extended frequency response and dynamic range while also enabling monitoring through the playback head during recording.

A Closed Loop Double Capstan System ensures optimum tape-to-head contact and smooth tape transport at all times. At the heart of the GX-912 is a microcomputer which controls the entire transport mechanism for precise and flawless performance every time.

Operational ease is another feature that makes the GX-912 welcome in the studio. Intro Scan, Quick Memory Search, Instant Program Location System, and other functions are all easily accessible at the feather touch of the front panel push-buttons or from the wireless remote control.

The FL display gives you a bright, highly visible readout of the current status of all important operational settings. The digital electronic tape counter shows the elapsed time, as well as the tape position, and the time remaining.

The GX-912 fits into a 2U standard 19 inch rack mount for fast and simple installation

Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck
Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo
Tape Speed: 4.76 cm/s
Heads: 1 x record, 1 x playback, 1 x erase
Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan, 1 x mechanism
Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal
Noise Reduction: B, C
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 21kHz  (Metal tape)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 75dB  (dolby C)
Wow and Flutter: 0.025%
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.6%
Input: 70mV (line)
Dimensions: 482.6 x 105 x 372mm
Weight: 7kg