Akai GX-F66RC
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Akai GX-F66RC is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1982 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $575 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Akai GX-F66RC are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse 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-F66RC are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-F66RC let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the GX-F66RC 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-F66RC 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
  • RPSS (Random Program Search System)
  • Twin Field GX Head
  • Quick Reverse
  • Reverse Recording
  • 2 Motor Logic Control
  • Super GX Heads
  • Auto Reverse

Historic events

1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).

Features of Akai GX-F66RC

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones Wired Remote Control
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo Reverse recording
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel 2-Erase Heads
Indicators
Indicators
Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction MPX Filter Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Auto-Play Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Blank Search Intro Scan Auto-Space
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
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Quick Auto Reverse 2x Motor Mechanism Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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