Akai GX-R70
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Full Logic Metal Tape

This Akai GX-R70 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C and DBX noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1985 with a list price of USD $500 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Akai GX-R70 are: 2 heads, digital linear 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-R70 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-R70 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the GX-R70 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. Dbx Type II found in the GX-R70 is a simplified version of the Type I noise reduction system. The dbx Type II system was designed to be used with systems with limited bandwidth such as cassette based recorders and also uses a simple 2:1:2 compander to reduce noise.

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
  • CRLP (Computer Recording Level Processing)
  • Super GX Heads
  • IPLS (Instant Program Locating System)

Historic events

1985 Philips ends production of Video 2000
1986 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released.

Features of Akai GX-R70

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Controls
Controls
3-Position Direction Selector
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter Spectrum Level Indicator 4-Digıt Digital Counter
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby C Record Dolby B Metal Tape Chrome Tape DBX Normal Tape
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Music Scan Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Record Mute One-Touch Record Standby Auto-Space
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Output-Level Control Auto Record Level 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 Motorized Tape Loading Quick Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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