Akai HX-M5

The Akai HX-M5 is a stereo cassette deck, it was introduced by Akai in 1980 and discontinued 5 years later in 1985.

The main features of the Akai HX-M5 are: 2 heads, tape type selection with support for normal and chrome tapes.

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-M5 are generic digital peak reading meters.

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

Historic events

1980 Dolby C Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.
1981 Dave Smith proposes the Universal Synthesizer Interface that would become the MIDI standard in 1983.
1982 Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch.
1983 TV Series The "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC.
1984 Seiko Instruments U.S.A. Inc. displays the first wristwatch computer, with a 10-character, 4-line LCD.
1985 Microsoft announces Windows 1.0.

Features of Akai HX-M5

Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Belt Drive (Capsŧan) Mechanical Tape Loading

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