|how do you like the akai compared to the 388? i've always been interested in them since they're contemporaries. seems like the akai's are all broken everywhere and no one wants to fix them.|
I like it. It's similar to a 388 workflow wise. The 388 will always be my main machine, but this one is fun to mess around with. Finding the tapes is the hard part. And when you do, they go for ridiculous prices. I found 3 new sealed tapes for a good price and got 5 used tapes for a reasonable price.
As for repairs, mine was not functioning when I got it. But I like to tinker so I broke out the screw driver and dived right in. The main transport problem is usually a hardened idler tire. It's an easy fix. The powersupply board has a small battery that's prone to leaking. I fixed that also.
hmm good to know. are they 15 IPS or still 7.5? i believe the tape width is a little larger right? 1/2" but 14 tracks? so just a little wider than 388. i believe the head on those akai are built for life, like they never wear because they are super glass?
i've done a bit of research on them but that repair stuff is what has scared me off.
do you feel the bass response is similar to 388? worse or better? their specs only have 50 hz as the lowest freq whereas 388 goes to 30 hz.
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