Akai 280d-ss Reel Tape Deck Serviced 4-head 3-motor

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Product Attributes: brand=akai, model=280d-ss, country/region of manufacture=japan, bundle listing=no, sku=495792030074263, mpn=3-motor, types=reel tape

AKAI 280D-SS Reel Tape Description

Akai 280D-SS Reel Tape Deck Serviced 4-HEAD 3-MOTOR
280d Ss Akai Vintage Reel To

I am not very familiar with reel to decks so unsure of the purpose rev push button. For your convenience, I have downloaded and printed a copy of the AKAI GX- 280D-SS service operators manuals not exactly same model but from what understand functions are identical, GX had glass ferrite heads. I have described this unit to the best of my ability. Weight is 60 lbs with all packaging and additional contents wide deep.

Serial number: dimensions: unit measures 20. All lights, meters, knobs work as they should. Superb condition AKAI 280D-SS 4-head 3-MOTOR 4-channel surround stereo reel to tape deck. I will provide double box packaging to ensure safe shipment.

I had an experienced technician just service and demo it to ensure everything functions properly. The RWD push button works as it should so I wanted to disclose that rev does not illuminate and appears have no functionality high, 17. Unit was purchased from an estate sale and owner who the original I told that this had been sitting in their smoke free home stereo cabinet for a couple decades without being used. Repair included pinch rollers rebuild, forward transport adjusted, pots cleaned and unit tested for overall functionality.

Receipt is included in this listing to validate repairs. It has been well taken care of for over 40 years cosmetically this tape deck is extremely clean inside and out, lettering, knobs, levers, meters all look great cabinet brown with no issues footpads on back bottom are intact. Weight without packaging: 50 lbs item and contents will be packed with care. Cost depends on your location from southern California.

The only unknown issue is rev push button appears to have no functionality as there reverse capstan on this model. Returns: due to the age of this machine cannot accept returns please take that into consideration when bidding. This is an excellent example of popular reel to tape deck. Size of package is 24 x24 x12.

Back of unit output jacks, terminals are clean with no visual issues. Local pickup for free is welcome. Will use FedEx ground. Listing also includes the original AKAI take up reel as shown, test tape, and cables shown in pictures.

Shipping: heavy large parcel.

AKAI 280D-SS Reel Tape Specifications


  • brand: Akai
  • model: 280d-ss
  • sku: 495792030074263
  • mpn: 3-motor


  • country/region of manufacture: Japan
  • bundle listing: No
  • types: Reel Tape


  • availability: In Stock
  • category: Electronics > Audio Video > Vintage Stereo Receivers
  • currency: USD
  • condition: New

428 Ratings (100.0%)

  1. Fast delivery. Item was great. (10-07-18)
  2. Fast shipping (10-05-18)
  3. Fast, secure shipping. Exactly as described. (10-22-18)
  4. Records came in fantastic shape, no complaints! (10-25-18)
  5. Great communication. A pleasure to do business with. (08-13-18)


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Looking to buy AKAI 280D-SS? Prices: $50.00-$449.99 (5 offers).

  1. Best price! Fixed Price $50.00
  2. Fixed Price $299.99
  3. Fixed Price $325.00
  4. Fixed Price $449.99
  5. Fixed Price $400.00


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  • policy: no returns
$50.00 to $449.99 (5 offers) USD