Akai GX-F51
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape

This Akai GX-F51 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1982 with a recommended retail price of USD $350 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Akai GX-F51 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-F51 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-F51 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, equalization and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby C-type used in the GX-F51 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-F51 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
  • Auto Tuning
  • Auto Fader
  • 2 Motor Direct Drive
  • Auto Tape Selector
  • Dolby B-C Nr System
  • Intro Scan
  • DC Amplifier
  • Super GX Heads
  • IPLS (Instant Program Locating System)
  • Auto Lead In

Historic events

1982 Sony launched the CDP-101 in Japan
1983 The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Los Angeles.

Features of Akai GX-F51

Calibration
Calibration
Auto Bias Calibration Auto Level Calibration Auto Equalizer Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
DC-Coupled Amplifier Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Dolby B Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute One-Touch Record/Pause Auto-Fade Intro Scan Electronic Fade-Out Auto-Space Electronic Fade-In
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 Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Slack-Tape Takeup Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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