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Could you help in locating someone who could help me operate a GX-26611 Stero Tape Deck which was given to me from a deceased estate. The unit was purchased on 1/08/1980. It is in excellent condition with several long playing tapes. Many thanks, Albert Jones Telephone no. 02 9759 0777 email:

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  • rosealjones Nov 10, 2008

    Yes it was purchased in Sydney Australia in 1980. The operating instructions mention outlet jacks to an amplifier and speakers which I do not have.
    Any information you can dig up would be helpful.
    Albert Jones

  • rosealjones Nov 10, 2008

    Akai according to one source was taken over by a Canadian Company yet there still seems to be new products on sale here?

  • rosealjones Nov 10, 2008

    I'm no sure whether you received my last message so I will repeat.
    The green lights indicating play, pause and reverse appear when the power is turned on and the tape revolves from disk to disk as apparently intended.
    The VU needles which presumably indicate sound variation fluctuate as though there are operating correctly but there is no sound. Until I located some rather complicated operating instructions I was under the impression that the speakers were inside the unit which has a grill at the top. This is now taken to be for heat release.

  • rosealjones Nov 12, 2008

    My comment on your reply disappeared when I gave my updated rating and I am unsure whether it was received.
    I did say that I paid USD14.99 invoice No.75981 on 7/11/2008 to be upgraded to Premium Service.
    Also that I am satisfied you have done everything expected of you to resolve the problem without actually sighting the tape deck.
    The family member who gave me the unit has located a firm in Melbourne which can supply a compatible amplifier and speakers.
    There must be however still some doubts as to how the unit will play when the attachments arrive as it has not been operated for several years.
    I will let you know how things work out.

  • rosealjones Jan 07, 2009

    Hi Graeme,
    A friend picked up am amplifier and some speakers which I hooked up. Unfortunately the reel to reel Akai GX-266ii still does not play no doubt because I haven't connected the attachments correctly.
    I have the original Operator's Manual but it seems all too technical for me.
    Perhaps you could email or fax me a diagram showing where the leads go or suggest someone in Sydney who I could take the unit to for help.
    Albert or 02 9759 0777


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Hello fixya,

I guess you don't live in Australia?

I have an AKAI GX-26611 deck which I am having trouble finding
an experienced Akai service tech to restore to good working condition.. preferably in Queensland Australia due to freight costs.

Do you have any contacts here? I have the original owners manual
and would be happy to make a photocopy and airmail to you if this helps.

Hoping to hear from you

Des Cooper 61 7 5476 8262

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Hi Albert

Tried to find some info on the unit, is it an Akai, and could you just recheck the model for me?


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    Graeme Ross Nov 10, 2008

    Hi Albert, you are right, Although producing great product up until the new millennium, Akai domestic product went bust world wide about then, The commercial Pro Music division did continue. So old information kind of disappeared also. Being an old unit, there is very little available on line also. I am happy to explain any functions you cannot work out for you. You will need an amplifier that has a "tape loop" function. If you just want to play back, then an aux input on any amplifier would do.

    Before you get too carried away getting amps and so on, is the transport still operating?



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    Graeme Ross Nov 11, 2008


    Thankyou for you reply, I am not on the computer all the time, just some of it. I will say again, that I am happy to assist you with providing any information on operation of the deck. I have more than 20 years experience repairing and operating all sort of decks in the workshop and recording studio. I am not sure why you have rated my correspondence to you thus far as "Thanks For Trying" It carries a rather negative impact on my ratings, and gives me no incentive to continue to assist you. I do this for free, and the rating received from you the Asker is the only reward for doing this.

    I have also worked out the model you have given me, would be more correctly represented as the GX 266ii or mk2. rather than GX 26611....had me fooled :)

    The owners manual for same can be obtained from here

    Of course, for an upgrade to FixYa, I would be more than happy to continue to correspond with you with on any questions you may have.

    You friend in Brisbane


  • Graeme Ross
    Graeme Ross Jan 13, 2009

    Hello Albert. 

    Glad you got the gear you needed to get the listen to the tape deck. Have you been able to get the speakers connected to the amp already, If not, what is the make and model of the amplifier. 



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