Akai GXC-570D
Dolby B NR Wired Remote Control Full Logic 3 Head

This Akai GXC-570D is a stereo cassette deck with double Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1976 with a recommended retail price of USD $900 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Akai GXC-570D are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes, belt driven dual-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 GXC-570D are analog needle VU reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the GXC-570D let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. Playback speed may be adjusted with pitch control.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the GXC-570D by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the GXC-570D requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback.

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
  • Sensi-Touch Control System
  • Glass & X'Tal Ferrite Head
  • ADR System (Automatic Distortion Reduction System)
  • GX Heads

Historic events

1976 Introduction of Teletext, a European television information that can be seen as a predecessor of the World Wide Web.
1977 The movie "Star Wars" is released, revealing special effects, and film technology never before seen by the general public.

Features of Akai GXC-570D

Calibration
Calibration
400Hz Test Tone Manual Level Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors DIN Input/Output Connector Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Meters Peak / VU Switchable Analog Needle Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Peak Limiter
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Silver Finish Orientation Left Wood Case Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Dolby B
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Double Dolby NR Circuits
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Stop Pitch Control Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
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 Ferro-Chrome Tape Capabılity Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Mechanical Tape Loading Auto Stop Dual-Capstan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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