Akai GXC-325D
Dolby B NR 3 Head

This Akai GXC-325D is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1975 with a recommended retail price of USD $475 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Akai GXC-325D are: 3 heads and no off-tape monitoring to save production cost, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, dual capstan transport.

Typical of this deck is the 70's top loading layout with the cassette compartiment located on the center 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 GXC-325D are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable GXC-325D transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the GXC-325D by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the GXC-325D requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback.

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
  • Double Capstan
  • ADR System (Automatic Distortion Reduction System)
  • GX Heads
  • Three Head

Historic events

1975 Sony launched the Betamax videocassette recording format.
1976 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniack incorporate the Apple computer company.

Features of Akai GXC-325D

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Top Loading Wood Case Orientation Center
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Record Peak Indicator Tape Run Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Double Dolby NR Circuits
Controls
Operation
Memory Stop Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Dual-Capstan Transport

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