Akai GX-R88
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Wired Remote Control Full Logic Direct Drive Metal Tape 3 Head

This Akai GX-R88 is a auto-reverse stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1984 with a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD $600 and discontinued 2 years later in 1986.

The main features of the Akai GX-R88 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, 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-R88 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape. Full-logic transport controls used on the GX-R88 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the GX-R88 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-R88 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
  • QMSS (Quick Memory Search System)
  • 3 Head
  • Quick Reverse
  • Super GX Heads
  • Double Capstan By Twin D.D.
  • IPLS (Instant Program Locating System)

Historic events

1984 Seiko Instruments U.S.A. Inc. displays the first wristwatch computer, with a 10-character, 4-line LCD.
1985 Sony and Philips produced the standard for Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) computer discs that would use the same laser technology as the audio CD.
1986 Pixar founded by Edwin Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and Steve Jobs.

Features of Akai GX-R88

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 Elapsed Time Linear Tape Counter Multi Color Peak-Reading Meters 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
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 Search Track Memory System Intro Scan Electronic Fade-Out Real-Time Tape Monitoring Electronic Fade-In
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls
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 Direct Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2)

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