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Akai CR-80D-SS

Published: June 21, 2021

The Akai CR-80D-SS is a 8-track (Q8) Surround Sound stereo cassette recorder and among the best ever made, with 4-channel recording an easy task. It delivers everything you ever wanted in multi-dimensional, quadraphonic sound. Exciting features include Akai's one micron gap recording/playback head for amazing frequency response, fast forward, automatic stop/continuous play, 2/4 channel stereo selector and public address system convertibility. Your friends will be amazed when they find out they are listening to an 8 track 'quadraphonic' tape! If you're a quadraphonic fan then this deck is pretty much the ultimate 8-track recording deck (of about 4 models that actually record).

Akai CR-80D-SS

This deck uses 4 (one for each audio channel) of the Sanyo LD3141 IC's on the preamp board.

Specs

  • Type: 2-head, single deck
  • Track System: 8-track, 2/4-channel
  • Tape Speed: 9.5 cm per s.
  • Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase
  • Motor: 1 x 2 speed induction
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz to 16kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 47dB
  • Wow and Flutter: 0.25%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 2%
  • Input: 50mV (line), 0.5mV (mic)
  • Output: 1.23V (line)
  • Semiconductors: 4 x IC, 19 x transistors, 19 x diodes
  • Dimensions: 485 x 280 x 138mm
  • Weight: 12kg

Links

Watch this video for a demonstration: Akai CR-80D-SS playing Quadraphonic Demonstration Tape.

Looking for tips and ideas on how to repair your Akai 8-track recorder? Look at these forums with solutions for common output and sound problems: Audiokarma.org, and Quadraphonicquad.com.

Instructions & manuals

Looking for the instructions?
Download here the Akai CR-80D-SS manual (PDF).

Akai CR-80D-SS value and price guide

What's your Akai CR-80D-SS worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

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Akai Akai CR 80D SS Surround Sound Akai CR 80D SS Surround Sound Cartridge 05/2021 $ 655.55
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Akai AKAI CR80D SS SURROUND 8 TRACK AKAI CR80D SS SURROUND 8 TRACK PLAYER 05/2021 $ 536.90
Akai Akai CR 80D SS 4 Channel Akai CR 80D SS 4 Channel Surround Stereo 05/2021 $ 219.47
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