Akai M-8 1964

 

 

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Photos of the Akai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder and documentation in our collection

The  Akai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder, the related speaker system and a collection of reel to reel tapes were donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen
in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, Texas

Jayne and James recalled Jim Allen and his wife Dee dancing in their home to music recorded on this Akai M-8. Jim bought the recorder when he was in the U.S. military.

  Akai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder.Donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder.Donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX

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  Akai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder.Donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX  Akai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder.Donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder.Donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai M-8 Speaker system was donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai M-8 Speaker system was donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai M-8 Speaker system was donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX  

The Museum also received some historical Akai documents from Jayne and James Allen which belonged to their Dad Jim Allen . They included ads and documents from Akai Japan regarding their 1960's sales of tape recorders and accessories to US service personnel. Akai tape recorders were not available for sale in North America until 1972. This was due to a negotiation between Robert G. Metzner of Roberts Recorders, which gave Roberts exclusive rights to distribute his Roberts recorders which were built to his specification by Akai. The comparable Roberts recorder to the Akai M-8 was the Roberts 770X.

Some of the documents below were damaged and we have worked to provide as much of the information as possible about the M-8 and the other Akai brochures from the 1960's. Of particular interest is the Akai documents citing sale prices and shipping information.

The Museum aAkai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder manual donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder manual donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX    Akai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder manual donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder manual donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX  Akai M-8 reel to reel tape recorder manual donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX  

Akai ads for reel to reel tape recorders and accessories donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai ads for reel to reel tape recorders and accessories donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai ads for reel to reel tape recorders and accessories donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX    Akai ads for reel to reel tape recorders and accessories donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai ads for reel to reel tape recorders and accessories donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai ads for reel to reel tape recorders and accessories donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX  

Akai documentation for reel to reel tape recorders and accessories donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX     Akai documentation for reel to reel tape recorders and accessories donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai documentation for reel to reel tape recorders and accessories donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   Akai documentation for reel to reel tape recorders and accessories donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX     Akai documentation for reel to reel tape recorders and accessories donated to the Museum by Jayne & James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, TX   

Donated to our Museum by Jayne and James Allen in memory of Jim and Dee Allen Holly Lake Ranch, Texas

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