Apologies in advance for the cross-posting.
I am trying to save from the dumpster what appears to be an Akai GX-265D reel deck. Here are some
pix of a stock unit:
This one I have is missing the wooden case and the reverse-direction doesn't work. It won't reverse
directions. Could be something simple, could be not. It plays and records in forward, seems to run
on speed and ff and rew just fine. It's got feet on the back and everything is open. You'll want to
put this in a surface of some sort (a door? a particleboard desktop?) so as not to get a shock
accidently. It's got a "Boulton Custom Stereo" medalion (sp?) on the headblock cover. Listening on
headphones briefly to a 1/4-track tape, it seemed to be of decent audio quality, like the heads are
not shot. I have no idea whether the reverse-direction heads can be swapped into forward-direction
You will pay exact UPS Ground. It's heavy, maybe 50lbs when packed.
Ping me off-list if interested.
-- Tom Fine