Akai GX-R55
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

This Akai GX-R55 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1984 with a recommended retail price of USD $359.

The main features of the Akai GX-R55 are: 2 heads, digital tape counter with 4 digits, automatic 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-R55 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-R55 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the GX-R55 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-R55 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
  • Super GX Heads
  • IPLS (Instant Program Locating System)
  • RPPS (Random Program Play System)

Historic events

1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.

Features of Akai GX-R55

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo Reverse recording
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Dolby B Cassette Back Lighting MPX
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 Blank Skip Memory Tape Locations Intro Scan Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Output-Level Control Master Record Level 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
Auto Reverse Quick Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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