Akai GX-F71
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape Direct Drive 3 Head

This Akai GX-F71 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 $450 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Akai GX-F71 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, dual 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-F71 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-F71 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-F71 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-F71 filters out the pilot signal, and assuring proper Dolby processing of FM stereo programs.

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
  • Auto Tuning
  • Auto Fader
  • 2 Motor Direct Drive
  • Closed Loop Double Capstan
  • Auto Tape Selector
  • Dolby B-C Nr System
  • Intro Scan
  • DC Amplifier
  • 3 Head System
  • Super GX Heads
  • Auto Lead In
  • IPLS (Instant Program Locating System)

Historic events

1982 Commodore announces the Commodore 64 computer.
1983 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber

Features of Akai GX-F71

Auto Bias Calibration Auto Level Calibration Auto Equalizer Calibration
DIN Input/Output Connector Wired Remote Control RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Linear Tape Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters Meters Peak / VU Switchable 4-Digıt Digital Counter
DC-Coupled Amplifier Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Dolby C Record Dolby B Fast Forward Rewind Stop Source/Tape Play Pause Metal Tape Cassette Back Lighting Chrome Tape Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction MPX Filter
Full Logic Transport Control One-Touch Record/Pause Intro Scan Auto Monitor Real-Time Tape Monitoring Music Scan Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute Auto-Fade Electronic Fade-Out Auto-Space Electronic Fade-In
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Output-Level Control Master Record Level Control Record Level Balance Control Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
2x Motor Mechanism Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Shutoff Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Slack-Tape Takeup Dual-Capstan Transport

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