Akai

4000DS

Tape Machine

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Main Details
Maker Akai Company
Function
Channels/Tracks
  • 4 x (2x stereo) Track
Form Factor Freestanding
Signal Path Analog Hardware
Made In Japan
Date Produced 1972-1975
Dimensions 406 x 314 x 194mm
Weight 11.4 Kg
Power Source Mains (switchable voltage)
Frequency Response 30Hz to 23kHz (7½ ips)
Notes Speed is changed by putting on/off capstan sleeve.
Displays/Indicators
VU Needle meters -20 to +5
Connections
Line Out RCA (Phono, Cinch) Stereo, Unbalanced, Socket (Female)
Line In RCA (Phono, Cinch) Stereo, Unbalanced, Socket (Female)
Line In/Out DIN Stereo, Unbalanced, Plug (Male)
Headphones Out 1/4" Phone Jack (6.35mm) Stereo
Mic In (Left Channel) 1/4" Phone Jack (6.35mm) Mono, Unbalanced
Mic In (Right Channel) 1/4" Phone Jack (6.35mm) Mono, Unbalanced
Controls
Left Channel Recording Level Rotary Pot
Right Channel Recording Level Rotary Pot with Switch (Pull-out switch disables this channel for mono playback)
Recording Safeswitch Momentary Push Switch
Tape Counter Reset Momentary Push Switch
Motor Power Switch Latching Push Switch 50Hz / 60Hz
Mains Voltage Switch Slide Switch 110 - 240v
Monitor Switch Rocker Switch Tape / Source
S.O.S. Switch Rocker Switch On / Off
Equalization Switch Rocker Switch 7½ / 3¾
Tape Selector Switch Rocker Switch Normal / S.R.T.
Auto Power Shut Off Switch Rocker Switch On / Shut Off
Pause Toggle Switch
Rewind Switch Rotary Switch Rewind / Off / Fast Forward
Play Switch Rotary Switch Off / Play / Record (Third position only engages when safeswitch is pushed)
Track Switch (For Use In Mono Playback) Rotary Switch 3-2 / Stereo /1-4

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