VINTAGE AKAI M-8 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER

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2011/04/18 16:14:08 (permalink)

VINTAGE AKAI M-8 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER

I just picked up one of these on eBay.  Should be fun!!  Anyone hear anything about these?  The preamps are supposed to be pretty damn cool; in fact some people make guitar amps out of them!!

This is mine: 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eB...%252B0x2e1zwTG9Fs%253D




 

 
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    spindlebox
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    Re:VINTAGE AKAI M-8 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER 2011/04/18 19:40:02 (permalink)







     

     
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    Re:VINTAGE AKAI M-8 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER 2011/05/24 23:40:21 (permalink)
    hello

    i just picked one of these up and i'm trying to figure out if the mic & line inputs are working correctly or if i'm operating it incorrectly.

    does anybody have a scan of the manual they can email me?

    thanks
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    Re:VINTAGE AKAI M-8 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER 2011/05/27 17:19:34 (permalink)
    Used to have one in 1973, different model was not tube. But it's coolest feature was I could get this excellent delay by monitoring recording a certain way. It sounded just like the Guitar( dobro?)  solo on a Ozark Mountain Daredevils song. I still have the reels of tape the machine was yard saled 15 years ago for $10. IT still worked. I replaced it with a Teac 1/2. should have kept that one.
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    Re:VINTAGE AKAI M-8 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER 2011/05/28 19:32:57 (permalink)
    Nice!

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    Re:VINTAGE AKAI M-8 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER 2011/05/28 21:48:51 (permalink)
    I started into multi track with a Teac 4 track reel to reel I bought from a marine who had bought it in Okanawa and didn't want to carry it to his next deployment.

    It was pretty cool but had the inherent problems of tape,,,,, very hard to edit, the brakes were not synced and the tape used to jump off the reel and wrap around the spindle.

    I sold it to a guy who used it to bootleg 8-tracks..... he later got busted by the feds and spent a loooooooooong time in the pen.

    I never regretted selling it. Now... here I am with a digital recorder..... I have no desire to go back to tape..... but, kudo's to you on scoring a nice reel to reel. It looks cool if nothing else.


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