Akai GX-F31
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape

This Akai GX-F31 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1982 with a list price of USD $300 and discontinued 3 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Akai GX-F31 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, single capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically 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-F31 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-F31 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the GX-F31 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-F31 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. 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.

Compact Cassette
  • 2 Motor Direct Drive
  • Auto Tape Selector
  • Dolby B-C Nr System
  • Intro Scan
  • DC Amplifier
  • Super GX Heads
  • Auto Lead In

Historic events

1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo
1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.
1985 Live Aid, a day-long global concert broadcast that raised money for humanitarian efforts in Africa.

Features of Akai GX-F31

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
DC-Coupled Amplifier Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Dolby B
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback One-Touch Record/Pause Record Mute Intro Scan Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control Headphone Volume Control
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
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Slack-Tape Takeup Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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