Akai X-355 Vintage Cross-Field 4-Track Reel to Reel Deck (BLOWS FUSES)

Akai X-355 Vintage Cross-Field 4-Track Reel to Reel Deck (BLOWS FUSES)


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The Akai X-355 is an incredible reel-to-reel deck. It can play tapes at 3 3⁄4 ips, 7 1⁄2 ips, and 15 ips and has many automatic features, like auto stop, shut off, repeat, and reverse. This system currently blows fuses, but for the right person who wants to give this amazing system the service and care it needs, it can become the perfect reel-to-reel deck!


This item is sold "as is” for parts or repair, so potential buyers should be aware that this product does not come with a warranty or any guarantee.

At SpenCertified, we are experts on a wide variety of electronics. Unfortunately, we do not have the time or resources necessary to fix everything that comes in our shop. So, rather than throwing it away, we give our customers an opportunity to tinker.

Cosmetic Condition: Fair. Missing cover.

Functional Condition: Has issues. For parts or repair. As-is. (Blows fuses.)

Technician notes: We do not have notes because we have not done a thorough inspection.


  • Akai X-355 Vintage Cross-Field 4-Track Reel to Reel Deck (BLOWS FUSES)

Other information about the Akai X-355

  • 4 Track Stereo/ Mono Recording and playback
  • 3 speeds: 3 3⁄4 ips, 7 1⁄2 ips, and 15 ips
  • Heads: 1 recording, 1 playback/monitor, 1 erase, 1 Cross-Field glass X'TAL ferrite
  • 4 Heads: (1 Each) Erase, Recording, Playback/ Monitor, Cross-field
  • 3 Motors: Hysteresis Synchronous 2-Speed Motor for Capstan Drive and Two 4-
  • Pole Induction Motors for Fast Forward and Rewind
  • Wide Cross-Filed Frequency Response
  • All Transistor, Solid-State Pre-Amp
  • Automatic Stop
  • Automatic Shut-off
  • Automatic Reverse (2 Systems----Dial and Pin)
  • Automatic Repeat
  • Automatic Reverse and Repeat
  • Automatic Reverse and Rewind
  • Automatic Shut-Off with Reverse and Repeat
  • Manual Reverse and Repeat
  • Record Safety Button
  • Record with Reverberation – Monaural or Stereo
  • Sound On Sound
  • Sound With Sound
  • Sound Over Sound
  • Fast Forward or Rewind: 30 - 45 Seconds for 1,200 Feet of Tape.
  • Remote Controllable
  • Specially 90 kc Biased for Recording of FM Multiplex
  • 10 1⁄2 " Reel Adabtable
  • Dual Stabilizer: Capstan Flywheel and Tape Guide Flywheel
  • Tape Lifter
  • 4 Digit Index Counter with Reset Button
  • Professional VU Meters
  • Vertical and Horizontal Operation
  • Universal Voltage Selector (From 100 V to 240)


  • 18.5" x 12.2" x 16.1" (Length x Width x Height)
  • Weight: 55.1 lbs


  • Microphone Input L/R x1 (front)
  • Line Input L/R x1 (side)


  • Phones Jack x1 (front)
  • Line Out L/R x1 (side)
  • External Speaker L/R x1 (side)


  • MFD. 1966
  • Made in Japan

Customer Reviews

Edward W.

Customer Since December 2017

I have always been impressed with the items I received even after a couple years they continue to work. This is the reason why I always keep returning as a customer.

Alexander W.

Customer Since March 2018

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Customer Since July 2018

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Customer Since August 2018

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Customer Since March 2018

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Evelyn S.

Customer Since March 2018

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Customer Since May 2019

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