Akai HX-A3X
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo DBX Wired Remote Control Full Logic Metal Tape

The Akai HX-A3X is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B and C and DBX noise reduction, it was introduced by Akai in 1986.

The main features of the Akai HX-A3X are: 2 heads, electronic tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal 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 HX-A3X are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the HX-A3X let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the HX-A3X 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 HX-A3X 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.

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
  • Auto Tape Selector
  • Dolby B-C Nr System
  • Full Logic Control

Historic events

1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems

Features of Akai HX-A3X

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Wired Remote Control
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters 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
Record Mute
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction DBX Type II Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback
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 Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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