Akai M 8 Owners Manual

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Akai M 8 Owners Manual

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I GENERAL INFORMATION

SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................................ ' 4
CONTROL LOCATION ................................................................................................... 5
CROSS FIELD HEAD ...................................................................................................... 5
RECORDING ON FOUR TRACKS ................................................................................. 7
VERTICAL SOUND EFFECT .......................................................................................... 3
CAUTION ........................................................................................................................... 9
II OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
PREPARATIONS ............................................................................................................... 10-11
POWER VOLTAGE ADJUSTMENT .............................................................................. 10
POWER CYCLE CHANGE ............................................................................................. 10
SELECTION OF TAPE SPEED ....................................................................................... 11
STEREO PLAYBACK PROCEDURES .............................................................................. 12-14
CHECK POINTS BEFORE OPERATION ..................................................................... 12
CONNECTING TO AC SOURCE ................................................................................. 12
POWER SWITCH AND FUNCTION SWITCII ............................................................ 12
EQUALIZER SWITCH ................................................................................................... 12
TRACK SELECTOR KNOB .......................................................................................... 12
AUTOMATIC STOP AND COMPLETE SHUT OFF ...................................................... 12
HOW TO CONNECT EXTERNAL SPEAKERS ............................................................ 13
TAPE LOADING PROCEDURE AND AUTOMATIC STOP LEVER --------------------------- 13
INDEX COUNTER ......................................................................................................... 13
INTERNAL SPEAKER ON/OFF SWITCH ..................................................................... 13

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RECORD/PLAY SWITCH AND INSTANT STOP LEVER .......................................... 13

START BUTTON ............................................................................................................ 13
VOLUME AND TONE CONTROLS .............................................................................. 14
REVERSING REELS ...................................................................................................... 14
FAST FORWARD AND REWIND ................................................................................. 14
DUAL PREAMPLIFIER OUTPUT ................................................................................. 14
STEREO HEADPHONE jACK ....................................................................................... 14
STEREO RECORDING ...................................................................................................... 15-15
RECORDING \‘VITH MICROPHONES ........................................................................... 15
RECORDING FRONI STEREO BROADCAST ............................................................... 15
RECORDING FRONI STEREO RECORD pLAYER ...................................................... 15
RECORDING FRO-\i OTHER TAPE RECORDER ...................................................... 15
RECORDING PROCEDURES ....................................................................................... 17
STEREO RECORDING ON TRACKS NO. 2 & 4 ......................................................... 13
MONAURAL RECORDING ............................................................................................. 13-20
TRACKS NO. 1-4 ............................................................................................................ 13
TRACKS NO. 3.2 ............................................................................................................ 20
MONAURAL PLAYBACK ................................................................................................ 20
MONITORING .................................................................................................................. 20
RECORDING TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS ............................................................... 21
RECORDING WITH ENDLESS TAPE .............................................................................. 21
PICK-UP JACKS ............................................................................................................... 21

USE OF SOUND ON SOUND .......................................................................................... 22

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONS

TAPE CLEANER ............................................................................................................... 24
CLEANING TAPE HEADS ................................................................................................ 24
VENTILATION .................................................................................................................. 24
DIN (ONE CONNECTION) JACK .................................................................................... 25
TAPE ERASING ............................................................................................................... 25
TAPE SPLICING AND EDITING ....................................................................................... 26
HEAD DEMAGNETIZATION .......................................................................................... 26

IV MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
TUBE REPLACEMENT ...................................................................................................... 27
MOTOR LUBRICATION ................................................................................................... 27
LUBRICATION CHART ................................................................................................... 23
REMOVING TOP PANEL ................................................................................................ 29
FUSE REPLACEMENT AND OTHER ITEMS .................................................................. 29
TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART ....................................................................................... 30

V ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES SUPPLIED ................................................................................................ 31
ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE ............................................................................................. 32
ACCESSORY SPEAKERS ................................................................................................... 33

VI SCHEMATIC
SCH EM ATIC ..................................................................................................................... 35