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Lot 050- AKAI X-1810 Reel-To-Reel Tape Recorder/Player   (#Item is located in Ellicott City, Md) Status:



CTbalmore / Baltimore
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Ellicott City Online Auction - New Years Sale
Maryland, United States    21042
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $54.52
Starting bid: $1.00
# of bids: 17
Closes: Auction is closed
Started: 12/27/2016 7:00:00 PM
Ended: 1/11/2017 7:50:00 PM
High Bidder(s): jerryrard
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Bidding Ends: Wednesday, January 11th

Pick up Location: Ellicott City, Maryland

Pick-Up Day: Saturday January 14th (10am-2pm)

 **You must move, pack, load item into your vehicle yourself. Please be prepared: Bring your own help and supplies. There will also be a fee of at least $20 to schedule another pick-up day or time, and you must contact before the auction ends.**

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Item Description:AKAI X-1810 Reel-To-Reel Tape Recorder/Player- Circa 1973

Powers up, runs, plays. Will need some maintenance, contact cleaning.

From an online description: The Akai X-1810D doubles your recording pleasure by combining reel to reel and 8 track cartridge recording/playback in a single unit, with transfer capability from open reel to cartridge tape.

Additional features include automatic reverse play, automatic stop, SRT button, pause control, 5 heads and 3 motors


Track system: 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase, 1 x bias

Motor: 2 x reel drive, 1 x capstan

Reel size: 5 or 7 inch reel

Equalization: NAB

Tape speeds: 1 78  3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.08% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 22kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 50dB

Total harmonic distortion: 2%

Crosstalk: 45dB

Input: 60mV (line), 20mV (DIN), 0.5mV (mic)

Output: 1.23V (line), 1.23V (DIN)

Semiconductors: 17 x transistors, 15 x diodes

Dimensions: 435 x 450 x 240mm

Weight: 20kg

Find more information on this unit, including a link to the service manual by clicking here.

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Bidding privileges may be suspended if you default on this agreement. Expect normal signs of wear associated with antiques, vintage and used items.  We do not list every flaw.  We have tried to accurately describe this item(s), including noting its defects.  Ask questions before bidding.  All items are sold AS IS. All sales are final—No refunds.  While we may plug in an item to see if it works at all, and say so in the description, we do not guarantee the continued working order of any clock, watch, electronic or mechanical device.  Dimensions given may be approximate.  

Location of Item(s) 

This item(s) is/are located in Ellicott City, MD, 21042. Exact pick up address will be provided on winning bidder invoices. 

Pick-up Instructions

When the auction ends, winners will receive an invoice from Caring Transitions providing an exact address. It is your responsibility to pick up your winning lot(s) during our pick-up day(s). There will be at least a $20 fee to schedule another pick-up day, and you must contact us before the auction ends.

We are not responsible for loading your vehicle. You must provide adequate help yourself. Bring tools, other people, and the right sized vehicle to help you carry items. If you seek any changes (including delivery guidance, other assistance, different scheduling), please contact us: Email:, or Phone:  410-591-4111. 

Pick-Up Day: Saturday January 14th (10am-2pm)

Requirements for Payment

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Please WAIT until you receive your invoice via email before paying! We will send out invoices within minutes of the end of the entire auction. 

15% Buyer's Premium will be added to the winning bid amount, and 6% sales tax.

You must pay for auctioned property before Pick-Up (PayPal or credit/debit card). Exceptions to this rule will be made under the following conditions: 1) if you have a consistent history of buying and paying at pick-up and we agree to that again; or, 2) if you have contacted us via telephone 410-591-4111, or via email before pick-up to inform us that you intend to pay at pick-up, and we agree that you may so pay at pick-up. If you are a new buyer and intend to pay at pick-up, you must contact us before the end of the sale for approval!  At our absolute discretion, we reserve the right to award the items to another lower bidder willing to pay by credit card or Pay Pal.

If you have not made payment prior to the final day of Pick-Up, and you fail to show for the scheduled pick up time without previous notice by phone, you forfeit any claim to the property. Forfeited property may be sold to another buyer.  Exceptions to this rule will be made under the following conditions: if the customer has contacted us via telephone (not email) before Pick-Up to inform us that the Customer is not able to come for scheduled Pick-Up, and if the Customer makes arrangements for payment that are approved by us. 

Property that has been paid for, but has not been Picked-Up by the end of the final Pick-Up day (without previous notice of a problem) may in our discretion be considered abandoned, subject to no refund and resold during pick-up or within the near future. Exceptions to this rule will be made under the following conditions: if the Customer has contacted us via telephone, NOT merely email, before the end of Pick-Up day to inform us that the Customer cannot come for scheduled Pick-Up, or if the Customer has an acceptable and on-going relationship and agreement with us to pick-up their items alternatively or at a later time.

SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS: Local Pickup ONLY on HEAVY, LARGE or BREAKABLE lots. Exception to local pick-up rule at our discretion depends first upon whether the buyer contacts us at  PRIOR to placing a bid to arrange & agree to additional packing & shipping charges. Minimum handling fee of $10 for single lot, and possibly more if you require shipping on multiple Lots (or difficult to ship lot).  After we deliver your item(s) to the shipper the shipper will contact you to pay the actual shipping cost via credit card.  We reserve the right to refuse shipping lots we deem too fragile to ship, so please inquire about shipping before you bid.  NOTE: We use a third-party shipper with access to all four (4) shippers (USPS, UPS, Fed-Ex, and DHL), which chooses the most reasonable cost for shipment of your items.


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Seller accepts PayPal payments
Tax: 6%
Payment Details: Payment Details: PayPal is preferred. You will have the option to pay with a credit card in the check out process. Payment must clear PayPal before pick-up, so please process payment as soon as you receive your invoice. A 15% buyer’s premium will be added to each purchase and 6% sales tax. NOTE: For special payment arrangements (other than PayPal or credit card) BEFORE PURCHASE please contact us at email

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