Rare opportunity for this collectible. AKAI GX-747 Reel to Reel Tape Recorder, 4-Track, in Original Box with Cover. I acquired this recorder a while back. The original owner indicated to me the operational and cosmetic condition are both great. I have put it in storage since. Just now, I found reels here and mounted for some testing. It powers up fine, and all operations (Play both directions, FF, RW, Pause, Stop etc) on the front panel appear to be fine. When in PLAY, I sometimes get music from the recorded tape but other times I don’t. When FF or RW to a different segment, I get different result in output. Mostly in Left channel and sometimes in Right channel. When there is music, it’s not entirely full nor clean/crispy. The Signal Strength display works fine; consistent with music heard through output. The Counter always display 0:00.00. I don’t know how to make that work. I haven’t cleaned or demagnetized the heads. So, my conclusion is, this recorder functions OK at the basic level. However, it needs service to correct the issues mentioned above. At the same time, I don’t have its service history. Since this recorder is pretty old, it’s strongly recommended to be serviced by a professional before daily use. The recorder is in real great cosmetic condition. For a deck of this age, the physical condition is beautiful. I can only find very light wear/scratches. This recorder is a great and very worthy candidate for restoration. Sale includes the recorder, cover, two hub adapters, in original box/packing. No manual, reels, or any other accessories. I have other audio equipment, like. Accuphase, Acurus, Adcom, Aragon, Arcam, Audio Research, Audioquest, Ayre, B&K, B&O, Bang Olufson, B&W, Bowers Wilkins, Bryston, California Audio Labs, Cary, Classe, Cambridge, Carver, Conrad Johnson, Creek, Denon, Dynaco, Dynaudio, Goldmund, Infinity, Jadis, JBL, Jolida, JM Lab, Kef, Kimber, Klipsch, Krell, Levinson, Lexicon, Linn, Marantz, Martin Logan, Mccormack, Mcintosh, Meridian, MIT, Musical Fidelity, Music Hall, NAD, Naim, Nakamichi, NHT, Paradigm, Parasound, Pass, Pioneer, Proceed, PS Audio, PSB, Quad, Rega, Revel, Rotel, Rowland, Sonic Frontiers, Sonus Faber, Spendor, Sunfire, Tandberg, Tannoy, Theta, Thiel, Threshold, Totem, Transparent, Vandersteen, Vmps, VPI, VTL, Velodyne. AR, Audio, Audiophile, Amplifier, Amps, Arcam, Acurus, Aragon, Adcom, ADS, Advent, Bose, Boston, Beovox, Bryston, Bedini, B&K, B&0, B&W, Bowers & Wilkins, Celestion, Counterpoint, Canton, Cello, Creek, Cerwin Vega, Dahlquist, Denon, Dcm, Dynaco, Dynaudio, Ess, Spica, Epicure, Ensemble, Electrostatic, Elite, Fisher, Fosgate, Harman kardon , Harbeth , Integra, Infinity, JBL, Jadis, Jolida, Linn, Luxman, KEF, Klipsch , KLH, Krell, Kenwood, Martin Logan, McIntosh, Mirage, Mission, Monitor Audio, Nad , Onkyo , Paradigm, Proac, Sony, Pioneer, Polk-Audio, Preamplifier, Quad , Rogers, Rotel, Rega, Stanton, Speakers, Audio, Stereo, Studio, Vandersteen,, Snell, Spendor, Thorens, Vandersteen, Wharfedale, Yamaha, Speakers, Turntable, M&K, Accuphase, Dali, Wilson Audio, Sonus Faber, Definitive Technology, PSB, NHT, Magnepan, Eminent Technology, Monitor Audio, Vienna Acoustic, Meridian, Behringer, Acoustat, Genesis, Opera, Mirage, Energy, Pinnacle, Musical Fidelity, Sonic Frontiers, Cambridge Audio, Sunfire, Velodyne, SVS, HSU Research, Audio Research, Tannoy, Subwoofer, McCormack, Meadowlark, Conrad Johnson, Parasound, Magneplanar, Audible Illusions, Mark Levinson, Vintage, REL, Revel, Nakamichi, ESS, Emotiva. The item “AKAI GX-747 Reel to Reel Tape Recorder in Original Box with Cover Beautiful” is in sale since Monday, May 17, 2021. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorders”. The seller is “timekinetics” and is located in Oakland, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Model: GX-747
- Brand: Akai