Akai GX-747 Professional Stereo Reel to Reel Tape Recorder


The use of glass heads that are virtually indestructible make this one of the most desirable reel to reel decks.

There were six total versions of the GX-747 originally available for purchase from 1981-1985:

  • GX-747 with LED meters (silver or black)
  • GX-747 with VU meters (silver or black)
  • GX-747dbx (silver or black) only available with VU meters and very rare

    This particular machine is the later edition with the VU meters. 

    Just serviced with new belts, lubricated, aligned, and fully tested. 

    Condition is very very good.  Clean and no noticeable scratches.  The silver finish with wood side panels is simply striking.  

    Comes with two metal take up reels and hub adapters.

    Click here to read more about this piece from our friends at The Vintage Knob (the last image in this listing is from The Vintage Knob)

    Link to a PDF copy of the original Operator's Manual

    Link to a PDF copy of the original Service Manual


    Track system:  Auto Reverse, 4-Track, 2-Channel, Stereo System
    Heads:  2 x GX Record, 2 x GX Playback, 2 x Erase
    Motor:  2 x Reel Drive, 1 x Capstan
    Reel Size:  Up to 10.5 inch Reel
    Tape Speeds:  3-3⁄4, 7-1⁄2 ips
    Wow and Flutter:  0.03% (7-1⁄2 ips/inch per second)
    Frequency Response:  25Hz to 33kHz (7-1⁄2 ips)
    Signal to Noise Ratio:  65dB
    Total Harmonic Distortion:  0.4%
    Input:  70mV (line), 2mV (DIN), 0.25mV (mic)
    Output:  0.775V (line), 0.3V (DIN)
    Dimensions:  17.32" x 19.01" x 10.07"
    Weight:  46 lbs
    Finish:  Silver, Black

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