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AKAI 1800L

Post by Guest on Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:45 pm

I guess it's time to take this out of storage and get it useful again. Has anyone every worked on one of these?


http://www.reelprosoundguys.com/parts_akai1800l.html

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Post by Dr. Radio on Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:31 pm

Wow...I'm assuming all solid state? Looks very hi-end. Reminds me of the 1963-ish Roberts reel-to-reel I inheirited. I'd post a pic, but to lift it out of its hiding place would result in me straining my back....
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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:05 pm

Yes, it is all solid state and also high end. I got if from my X brother-in-law about 30 years ago.

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Post by DancingBear on Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:06 pm

I had one close to it, a 365D that I bought while in Europe in 73'.

I just recently went through a Pioneer 1020RH. Belts and things are obvious items for concern. Along with those you should pay close attention to the big capacitors used for braking. They should have considerable leakage if original.

Good luck. I didn't find much of a market for reel-to-reel's. I could be wrong but it seemed nobody is interested in reel-to-reel decks since the digital age. When I got the Pioneer working I connected with some old musician friends. They all thought it was great but had no desire to use one. Digital is too easy.

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Post by radiotechnician on Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:34 pm

I worked on the 1800 machines when they were in the Akai line.
We were the distributor and I was Service Manager.
Our issues,as I remember were mainly around the 8 track part,
and transferring problems (speed droop). It will be interesting
to see if the 2SC458 transistors are still quiet.

Your issues these days will be motor shaft lube. Its a
hybrid, and the 6CA4 and the 6AR5 circuits will want attention
for leaky caps. Also (these days) the motor cap needs close
watch. I've got the schematic in the old depot register, that I still
have.

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