Akai GX-F37
HighCom Wired Remote Control Metal Tape Full Logic

This Akai GX-F37 is a stereo cassette deck with High-Com noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1981 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Akai GX-F37 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven 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-F37 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-F37 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The High Com system (as used in the GX-F37) works as a broadband 2:1:2 compander, achieving almost 15 dB of noise reduction for low and up to 20 dB for higher frequencies, while avoiding most of the acoustic problems observed with other high compression broadband companders. 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-F37 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. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette
  • IPSS (Instant Program Search System)
  • Twin Field GX Head
  • Super GX Heads
  • 2 Motor Logic Control
  • IPLS (Instant Program Locating System)

Historic events

1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.
1982 Commodore announces the Commodore 64 computer.

Features of Akai GX-F37

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable
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
Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
MPX Filter High-Com Noise Reduction High-Com Disc Decoding
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Memory Stop
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
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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