One of the more desireable decks, for several reasons. ...very nice build quality with good quality parts ...capable of very good quality recording, right up there ...adjustable bias with internal calibration tone generator, which is critical for a good recording..you seriously need to dial in the specific brand of tape you are using if you want good sound...this is one of the strengths of the Nakamachi ZX1000 and Dragon - they automate this process and you get good sound with no work...but wow at a very high cost....thousands, not hundreds....my Teac V8000 is also supposed to do this ...reasonable cost to own and use - should be a lot cheaper to service and/or repair than some other high end brands, such as Nak ...does not seem to have any fatal flaws such as unobtainable parts like the Harman Kardon 490 top end 3 head ...3 heads, 2 motors ...the glass heads in this model are considered to be excellent, with long life ...good looking unit ...lights? - if you like lights, this thing has lots,.. looks real sharp indeed ...weighs 23 lbs - serious substance ...a pleasure to use, all controls work really nice and have a quality feel to operation
Only for sale as I recently axquireed a Teac V8000.S- and a Nakamichi BX300 as well (listed). I don't need 3 higher end decks
From original owner, then pro serviced and aligned - at significant cost ot $200-250.
Cosmetics a solid 8 out of 10, as compared to several other unrestored examples. Probably 8.5 actually.
I haven't really used it much since serviced and don't claim proficiency on all things cassette - but certainly this is a v nice deck.
Do some google work.
Many features, very nice lights ands lots of them. All lights work so far as I can tell.
Heres some specs
3 heads, 2 motors. Super-GX heads - I think th ese aer the glass heads considered the best Akai made? Tape type - Type 1, CrO2 chrome, Metal Noise Reduction - Dobly B Frequency Response - 25 to 21,000 Hz (Metal) Signal to Noise Ratio - 72 dB (dolby B) Wow & Flutter - 0.03% Total Harmonic Distortion - 0.6%
Dimensions - 440 x 105 x 370 mm Weight - 23 lbs
Sound? Pretty danged good, I say. I just did some recording...had some fun comparing to my recently serviced Nakamichi BX-300 deck. My amateur impression is that this Akai did a better job. Using the exact same Maxell Type II tape, recorded same track from CD. No Doby, and not certain that bias was optimal on either deck - but don't think was too far off on either deck. Neither deck was quite as good as the CD source, but really useable, and better than any old factory prerecorded tape I've heard. Plus, both decks have more to give too - metal tape for instance, and having the bias dialed right in would make a difference.
The Akai weights twice as much as the Nak too.
Price? Fair I think. Condition is better than average. I spend $200-250 with a v good vintage tech. I see them in Europe up to 1700 Euros which is top top and with warranty, but $500 plus US for good working ones. A lot less than Nakamachi ZX1000 or Dragon, and I am told similar performance, and less complex so cheaper to run if actually want to use a deck.
In central Alberta.
Can ship and wont be too bad for cost. Canada and mainland US only. No returns or refunds if shipped.
Can also deliver for free to Calgary or Red Deer, on my schedule. Edmonton too, but could be awhile.
Email or call/text 403-443-3229 not after 8 pm Mountain please
Re: Akai GX-F90 Cassette Deck - Pro serviced & Aligned - V G Cosmetics - Desireable Model - REDUCED
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