Akai GXC-706D
Dolby B NR

This Akai GXC-706D is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Akai in 1979 with a recommended retail price of USD $300.

The main features of the Akai GXC-706D are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and ferro-chrome tapes, belt driven single-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-706D are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Mechanical transport controls for reliable GXC-706D transport function selection.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the GXC-706D by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

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.

Compact Cassette
  • Glass & X'Tal Ferrite Head
  • GX Heads

Historic events

1979 Demonstration of the first CD prototype codenamed “Pinkeltje” by Philips to the worldpress in Eindhoven

Features of Akai GXC-706D

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
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
Peak Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Line / Mic Input Select Mechanical Transport Control
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Microphone Level Adjust (Left/Right) Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Headphone Volume 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 Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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