Akai GX-95
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Dolby HXPro Full Logic Metal Tape Direct Drive Wireless Remote Control 3 Head

This Akai GX-95 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1988 with a recommended retail price of USD $799 and discontinued 2 years later in 1990.

The main features of the Akai GX-95 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits and memory stop, automatic 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. Additionally the compartement can be accessed easly for head cleaning by removing the well-cover.

Level meters used on the GX-95 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape and peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-95 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, bias and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby C-type used in the GX-95 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original. 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-95 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 wireless remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • Closed Loop Double Capstan
  • IPSS (Instant Program Search System)
  • 3 Head
  • Super GX Heads
  • High Rigid Construction
  • Separated Blocks
  • Vibration Absorbing Cassette Stabilizer
  • Reference Master
  • Direct Drive

Historic events

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.

Features of Akai GX-95

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
CD Direct Input RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wireless Remote Control Receiver
Display
Display
Peak Hold Linear Tape Counter Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters Display On/Off Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Wood Side Panels Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Record Dolby B Fast Forward Rewind Source/Tape Play Dolby HX Pro® Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro® MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control A-B Repeat Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Play Music Scan Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop Auto-Space Removable Well Cover
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
Feet
Shock Absorbtion
Cassette Stabilizer
Limited Finish
Special Finish
Gold-Plated Headphone Jack Copper-Plated Chassis
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Motorized Tape Loading 3x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Dual-Capstan Transport

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