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Short description[edit]

Space for a few introductory sentences about the device.



  • Manufacturer: Akai
  • Model: GX 646
  • Years of manufacture: 1981 - 1985
  • Manufactured in:
  • Color: Silver
  • Dimensions (W/H/D): 44 x 48,3 x 25,6cm
  • Weight: 21kg
  • Original price approx:


  • list here the connection options, if known.

Technical Data

  • coil technology:
    • 4-way/2 channel stereo
  • coil size:
    • 26 cm max.
  • Coil speed.
    • 19cm/s & 9.5cm/s.
  • Wow & flutter
    • < 0.03% (WRMS, 19cm/s)
    • < 0.04% (WRMS, 9.5cm/s)
  • Frequency response:
    • 25Hz...33kHz (±3dB, 19cm/s, EE band).

25Hz...25kHz (±3dB, 9.5cm/s, EE Band)

  • THD

0.4% (1kHz)

  • S/N ratio: > 65dB (19cm/s, dbx OFF).
  • Heads:
    • 2x GX recording head

2x GX playback head

    • 2x GX erase head
  • Motors:
    • 1x AC servo for capstan / 1x CPG AC servo for capstan

2x DC motors for reel drive PC

    • 80 W

Special Equipment

  • here, if available


Other models of the same series:



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"These masterpieces of Japanese engineers in consummate technology and captivating design are eye-catching even when not in use and

and radiate that certain touch of individuality and extravagance. In use, the unrivalled warmth of analogue hi-fi quality touches not only the finest ears.

The visual appeal of the soothing synchronisation of the rotating large bands is also part of the musical experience here - making this type of listening so unique.

For many lovers, this has long been a ritual: music enjoyment at the highest level - balm for the stressed senses ..." (Quote: Dr.P./Berlin)