Akai GX-F80
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Akai GX-F80 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1979 with a recommended retail price of USD $550 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Akai GX-F80 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, 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-F80 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-F80 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-F80 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. 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-F80 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
  • Super GX Heads
  • ADR System (Automatic Distortion Reduction System)
  • Three Head

Historic events

1979 Intel released the first 16-bit processor, the 8086.
1980 Pac-Man arcade game developed by Namco released in Japan.

Features of Akai GX-F80

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Mute Cassette Back Lighting
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby FM MPX Filter
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Headphone Volume 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
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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