Akai GX-600DB, Classic Reel-to-Reel "Big Boy"

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Akai Electric Company Ltd. is an audio industry rarity in one particular way.  The company was founded...twice: once in 1929 and again 1946.  A victim of WWII, Akai essentially collapsed and was rebuilt by Saburo Akai, son of the original founder.  The company has been rooted in consumer audio of some sort from the very beginnings until its eventual demise in the mid-1990s.

In their prime, Akai made incredible products.  Well-regarded for their recording equipment and consumer reel-to-reel decks, Akai have been synonymous with high-salty tape recording for many generations.

The GX-600DB was one such product that has stood the tests of time and still performs extremely well considering the affordable price point and simplicity of the design. The deck is a 3-motor, 3-head, 2-speed workhorse with incredible sound quality.  Able to play both 7" and 10" reels, at 3-3/4 ips or 7-1/2 ips speeds, the GX-600DB is a great all-arounder, and the included Dolby filtering provides an extra layer of quiet to recordings and playback. 

This unit has been fully serviced and tested by our tech, Tom B, and is ready to play that funky music for decades more. It's in excellent physical condition, with lit meters, and function buttons and slides that move with snap and purpose. 

Demos are available in Lawrence, MA.

$999 (plus applicable shipping and/or MA sales tax)