Vintage Akai M-8 Cross Field Reel Tape Recorder. Tube Preamps 1963
Product Descriptionmake / manufacturer: Akai
model name / number: M8
This is a tested and working unit that was pulled out of an estate. Complete unit. These are popular because of their warm musical sound that is produced from their tube preamps. Some collectors buy them exclusively for the tube preamps to make guitar amps out of them. Others just use the tube section to warm up a signal recording into a computer. Either way this is a rare opportunity to purchase one locally.
The Akai M-8 is a reel to reel tape recorder with cross-field biasing system and all valve amplification.
Track system: 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system
Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase
Motor: 2 speed hysteresis synchronous
Reel size: up to 7 inch reel
Tape speeds: 1 7⁄8 3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 ips
Wow and flutter: 0.15% (7 1⁄2 ips)
Frequency response: 30Hz to 25kHz (7 1⁄2 ips)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 40dB
Total harmonic distortion: 2%
Output: 0.8V (line)
Speakers: 2 x 4"
Valve complement: 2 x EF86, 2 x 12AX7, 2 x 6BQ5, 2 x 6X4, 1 x 6AR5
Dimensions: 510 x 340 x 226mm
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