We have been collecting rare and beautiful Akai machines beginning in 1988 and have always understood the quality of their audio equipment and attention to beauty. Our enthusiasm has known no bounds. Akai did their best to prove that audio was not just about a superb listening experience. Listening to music; listening to art, is itself an art form with the GX-77 reel to reel system. It was Akai’s most undeniably beautiful 7 audio reel player ever produced. The smooth, sleek, silvery levers and unique mechanical operation set this machine apart from any other model. We set out, almost 15. Years ago, to put together a collection that would bring back the year of 1981; the year this machine was first offered for sale to the public. To bring back the year of 1981 we had to set out and find every and any accessory, including this machine itself, in the highest quality possible. Beauty deserves to be preserved and we believe you agree. Only the most finest pieces were assembled and collected, individually, from all over the world to create what is presented here for you; a dazzling masterful collection that is unavailable anywhere else in the world. We asked, What would we love to see for sale if we desired only the finest unit and accessories from that exact time period? We believe we have the answer. We sought after each accessory as a matching collection by making sure the packaging matched in color and design. On nearly every accessory featured you will find Akai’s diagonal 3-stripe rainbow. Every single picture in this listing has been photographed by us in a studio setting and are the actual items you will receive. We chose to include the special boxed R-77M-J Black reel as it was made for this model (Typically only found in Japan). We hope you enjoy this presentation which has taken us nearly 15 years. This exact Akai GX-77 pictured above with both featured reels are some of the many items you will receive in this collection. Includes original box, manual, and plastic covering with foam inserts. AKAI RC-91 Infrared Remote Control System (With box and packaging) for the Akai GX-77. Akai RC-91 Infrared Remote Control with original box, instructions, and remote holder with original screws. Control this extraordinary Akai. In complete luxury with the original infrared wireless remote companion accessory. Enjoy the freedom of operating this beautiful machine from across the room with Akais gorgeously designed remote that simply cannot be found in this condition anywhere else. The remote and infrared receiver both share the same striking silver paint as the Akai. There was only one wireless remote system that Akai made for the. And we have it for you here. Item contains very minor signs of use. It is undeniably cosmetically gorgeous. Brand new “AA” sized batteries are provided for immediate ease of use. (2) Unopened AKAI SK-750P Tape Splicing Kits. Each new spicing kit contains everything you will need to splice magnetic audio tape quickly and efficiently. Leader tape, sensing tape, and more, come pre-packaged in these two unopened accessory containers. Each splicing unit has brand new, never used blades straight from Akai’s factory. Additionally, 5 original Akai replacement pads for cutting are packaged in each kit with three replacement blades factory wrapped in paper for future use. Each splicing unit is new and has an undeniable clean cosmetic beauty. (4) Unopened & NEW AKAI R-7MP Metal Reels. One of the most difficult accessories to find for us over the years have been these special reels. Acquired from England, Australia, and Romania, each has a story that has been lost to time. They remain unopened through the decades to finally be presented here with the collection they deserve. The reels have been enclosed in an air-tight plastic seal since the Akai factory produced them – many long years ago. HC-550P Head and Pinch Roller Cleaning Solution Kit. This wonderful collection contains two unopened solutions and unused cleaning tips. One solution allows you to properly clean the playback heads of this GX-77. The other solution will allow you to clean the rubber of the two main pinch rollers and middle loading roller. The pinch rollers come to you clean and fresh from any oxide residue. AKAI ATR-7M Metal Reels with matching boxes. With premium transparent plastic jackets over each reel and box for long lasting protection and display. Reels vary in condition from brand new (Perfectly mint) to lightly used. Only the finest examples were included for this special sale. ATR-7M reel boxes themselves range in cosmetic appearance from near mint to moderate storage wear as expected. Each box contains no writing and perfectly encloses each metal reel. AKAI R-77M-J Black Metal Reel. Lightly used and made exclusively for the. Gorgeous and smooth black paint scheme. Comes with its original box. Both the reel and box are protected with a premium plastic protective jacket. AKAI Die Cut Metal Reel. We chose to include this wonderful die-cut metal reel with this system as they are incredibly sought after and look fantastic on any Akai machine. After all, the word “Akai” is featured on this reel quite extraordinarily. This wonderful all-metal reel comes with minor signs of use but with an overall impressive construction. AH-9 Demagnetizer in Original Box. Keep the heads on this wonderful machine in perfect working order with this special demagnetizer and soft plastic ends. When touching the priceless heads with this demagnetizer the plastic ends protect any possible damage upon close contact. This Akai AH-9 demagnetizer contains the original instructions, plastic bag, cardboard insert, and original box. SK-750 Splicing Kit in Original Box. Open box splicing kit with original packaging. Everything you need to immediately begin splicing tape without having to open the provided new kits above. Splicing tape, original Akai replacement rubber pads, and brand new blades. DC-77 Dust Cover in Original Box. This sought after machine only can truly exhibit it’s finest beauty when paired with its matching silver dust cover. Here we are able to present to you the finest example through a nearly 15 year search. This dust cover comes in its original factory provided box and instructional pamphlet which details installation. The front face appears flawless. We have provide, additionally, two original slide-locking clips made by Akai for the cover in order to attach to the machine. These clips have very minor indications of use. The backside which is never in view has storage wear and small anomalies that we felt may be factory related. Please see our provided pictures of this exceedingly lovely addition. Dust Cover connecting metal bar – which screws into the top of the GX-77 (featured in top two pictures) contains evidence of being connected and used. Further pictures always provided upon request! GX-77 Reel to Reel System and Original Packaging, Manual, and Box. Contains original foam inserts and plastic covering. The box has been in storage for decades and has done its job well. Box has some wear consistent with nearly 40 years of storage. Contains tape residue and the name of the owner on the top in ink. Foam inserts have been reinforced with epoxy resin from storage wear. The serial number is also inscribed on the side of the box by Akai. When a vintage box is provided with an item you can always be sure special care has always been taken. This extremely special machine features the GX focused field for high performance recording. The core of the GX Head is made of single crystal ferrite and is mounted and set in glass. The superior high range characteristics are contributable to the structure of the head gap which focuses the magnetic field into a sharp oblong radius. This focused field recording system minimizes high frequency loss, eliminates undue equalization and achieves wider dynamic range in playback as well. Type of Tape Deck. Reverse recording-play open deck. (7″ Inch, 5″ Inch, 3 Inch). 19 cm/s (+/-0.8%), 9.5 cm/s (+/-1.0%). 0.03% Wrms (19cm/s) 0.04% Wrms (9.5cm/s). 25Hz-33kHz +/-3dB (19 cm/s). 0.5% or less (1kHz, 3rd THD). Signal to noise ratio. GX recording head x2 GX playback head x2 Erasing head x2. FG servo direct-current capstan motor x1 direct-current reel motor x2. Fast forward rewinding time. About 80 seconds (when using 7 reel 360m of tape use). Line: 0.775V Headphone: 1.3mW. Width 440x height 244x depth of 227mm. We wanted to provide the greatest cosmetically gleaming GX 77 unit available anywhere. The shining brushed aluminum presents an air of absolute elegance not seen on other units. The care and protection provided to this unit shows quite clearly. The pinch roller bays and loading compartment show absolutely no signs of oxide residue from tape usage. Everything is gorgeous and clean. There is truly no other GX-77 unit that stands above this in cleanliness and beauty. The original pinch rollers had absolutely no signs of use but since the rubber was over 35 years old we wanted to give the pinch rollers a fresh rework for the future. Brand new rubber was professionally applied to the pinch rollers and they ready for immediate use with your precious audio reels. Your classics, your favorites, the ones you hold most dear are safe in the hands of this magnificent machine. As you can see below, the pinch rollers are pristine and new. The smooth pinch roller caps are an eye-catching and vibrant silver with no trace of oxide residue or debris. What is common for us to find when removing these caps (to install new rollers) is that on the reverse side of the caps are stains from oxide, however that is not the case here. We can confirm that the reverse sides of these pinch roller caps, as well, are pristine and perfectly clean. The internal belts, as well, have all been completely and carefully replaced due to lack of motion, and due to years of being stationary, the belts had lost their original shape. It was brought to the United States in that same year. The unit has been protected through the decades and precisely the one we wanted to see presented here. We searched for many years looking for the perfect Akai GX 77 unit to include with our extremely special accessory collection. And only one stood out to us as being truly worthy. Item works wonderfully and plays in both directions as expected. During our very sensitive testing we all agreed on the output quality of the audio – it is beautiful. We believe this is the greatest unit available as it has sat protected for over 35 years. With such amazing quality heads as this unit has we do not believe any higher tape clarity can be expected. Please see our up-close photo of one of the heads on this system. We wanted you to see for yourself. With the Akai GX Head employed in this model, high range frequencies can be recorded in all their true fidelity covering 30,000 Hz (EE Position) with low noise tape even while recording at 0dB level. In other words, with this very special GX Head, high fidelity recording can be accomplished over the entire frequency spectrum for a wide dynamic range and excellent signal-to-noise ratio. EE 35-90 Sound Recording Tape for. We have additionally included a brand new u nopened 7 Maxell XLII audio reel in factory plastic. This special tape is specifically designed to record and playback using this GX-77’s “EE” position switch for extended clarity. This tape was manufactured for wide dynamic range and low distortion. This also has the ” EE Position ” tape setting for the highest possible clarity and we have additionally provided this specific tape for your convenience. We discovered this untightened screw and secured it for cosmetic purposes. While the screw is not needed we felt it was more cosmetically balanced to keep it on the machine. A very low level static can be heard when adjusting the potentiometers but is fully expected with the age of this machine and can be remedied at your leisure. We felt any further invasive action in the unit might cause cosmetic blemishes so we erred on the side of caution for us and for you. We offer a 30 day return on this complete system. Replacement part unit is in good overall condition with parts standing by should anything fail you or become damaged from normal use. This has taken many years of our lives to assemble and we are extremely confident you will enjoy what you receive. This is a very special collection for a very special collector. The system you have been waiting for is finally here. The item “Akai GX-77 7 Tape Recorder ATR-7M Metal Reel to Reel Infrared Wireless Remote” is in sale since Wednesday, December 2, 2020. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorders”. The seller is “zeluch” and is located in Turlock, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Model: GX-77
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Custom Bundle: Yes
- Type: Reel to Reel Tape Recorder Deck
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Brand: Akai