Akai GX-F66R
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

The Akai GX-F66R is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was introduced by Akai in 1981.

The main features of the Akai GX-F66R are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes.

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-F66R are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-F66R let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the GX-F66R by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. To further maintain recording accuracy, the GX-F66R incorporates a switchable multiplex filter. When you record FM stereo broadcasts, the MPX filter of the GX-F66R can be swiched on to prevent the standard 19kHz FM pilot signal from interfering with the noise reduction system.

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
  • RPSS (Random Program Search System)
  • Quick Reverse
  • Reverse Recording
  • Super GX Heads
  • 2 Motor Logic Control
  • Auto Reverse

Historic events

1981 Sony introduces the "micro" (3½-inch) floppy disk drive the OA-D30V

Features of Akai GX-F66R

2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
3-Position Direction Selector
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Stereo Reverse recording
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Blank Search Intro Scan Auto-Space
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Auto Reverse Quick Auto Reverse 2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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