Akai GX-912
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape Direct Drive 3 Head

This Akai GX-912 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1986 with a recommended retail price of USD $900 and discontinued 5 years later in 1991.

The main features of the Akai GX-912 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, dual capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape loading/unloading is operated motorized and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the GX-912 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-912 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, equalization and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby C-type used in the GX-912 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The 19kHz multiplex pilot slgnal present in FM stereo broadcasts can cause false triggering of the noise reduction system. The switchable MPX filter of the GX-912 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Closed Loop Double Capstan
  • QMSS (Quick Memory Search System)
  • 3 Head
  • Professional
  • IPLS (Instant Program Locating System)

Historic events

1986 Nintendo releases its first video game console for the home, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).
1987 S-VHS (Super VHS) introduction in Japan, an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders.
1988 Sony begins producing VHS recorders
1989 Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau built the prototype systemwhich became the World Wide Web at CERN.
1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1991 Apple intrroduces the "QuickTime" multimedia format.

Features of Akai GX-912

Calibration
Calibration
Bias Over/Under Selector Bias Fine Tune Auto Level Calibration Auto Equalizer Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
Front Input Connector Wired Remote Control RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Front Input Connector
Display
Display
Elapsed Time Linear Tape Counter Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time
Electronics
Electronics
Bulk Erase Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left 19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting Black Finish Grey Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Dolby B Fast Forward Rewind Source/Tape Play Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Track Memory System Auto Monitor Real-Time Tape Monitoring Music Scan Record Mute Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Motorized Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Slack-Tape Takeup Dual-Capstan Transport

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