AKAI GX-8 Tape Decks

GX-8

single deck with 3 GX-heads, DBX and 3 motors quartz

User Reviews (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4  
teedee911   AudioPhile [Jul 05, 2006]
Strength:

Triple head, durable, crsip sound (even for tape!).

Weakness:

Large size makes it a difficult fit for some rack systems.

I bought this used over the internet back 1995, although I don't use it often but I
do on occasion use it to tape digital music from cable to play in the car and home.
I've used/owned many tape decks in years past and nothing comes close to
the Akai GX-8. It still looks and operates as NEW! When it does finally die, I'll
be done with tape cassettes, until then, I'll keep using it.

Customer Service

Forget it, it's made in Japan and it's biggest market was the UK not to mention
it's almost 20 years old. Would LOVE to find an owners manual.

Similar Products Used: Teac, Sony, Panasonic.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dave   an Audiophile [Jun 18, 1999]

Bought this machine 11 years ago. In my humble opinion it was Akai's best. Not a single problem over the years. Even the motorized door works! This was what I thought would be the 1st part to break. Good sound. DBX seldom if ever used because of the slight "breathing" it creates. Here's a tip to preserve the rubber capstan: Obtain Teac's/Tascam's rubber cleaner/restorer. This product is applied to the rubber roller with a cotton swab, allowed to remain for a minute and then removed with a clean swab. Available from Teac/Tascam and well worth the extra care. An excellent piece of equipment.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
kürþat   [Sep 05, 1999]

technical brochures....
please !!! Thanks....

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
shashi   Audiophile [Oct 19, 1999]
Strength:

Has an authentic sound with and has 'real'space around instrumets.

Weakness:

Do not get it serviced by authorised dealers,trust me they'll ruin it !

I have owned one since new (1988,i know i put 1995 up at the top but theirs no way off put the real year in ) and did enjoy recording off it until i decided to get it serviced and know is next to useless so have decided to send it back to Japan.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Showing 1-4 of 4  

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.

audioreview.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

Other Web Sites in the ConsumerReview Network:

mtbr.com | roadbikereview.com | carreview.com | photographyreview.com | audioreview.com