This comes from the original owners collection and was very well taken care of, cosmetically its in amazing condition for its age. Has its own onboard speakers so it can be used alone or portable, no stereo needed. My technician replaced the startup / run capacitor, cleaned the heads and the pots and switches. It comes with the 7 1/2 ips speed sleeve and original cover. Everything seems to be working like it should but I must sell it as-is vintage due to its age.I have not measured any of the tubes because the ones in there seem to be working well. I would recommend testing and / or replacing the tubes for optimal performance. These decks are very old "mid 1960s" but well built. The mono blocks can be used as kick-ass guitar amplifiers and even high quality mic preamps.
Please watch the video below as it is part of the description. Its very heavy and big. It will be packed professionally. If you have any questions please feel free to ask, my name is Mark.
Please Watch The Video Below. The item "Akai M8 Portable Vacuum Tube Reel to Reel Tape Deck. Watch Video" is in sale since Wednesday, October 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorders". The seller is "hperullo13" and is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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