Vintage early to mid 1970s. This essentially the same as the system described
above. The VT-110 VTR differs from the VT-100 in that it has the addition
of still frame, audio dub and TV (external video) recording capabilities.
This system uses the VA-110 AC adapter unit (not shown) and the VM-110
sidecar video monitor. This VTR records 20 minutes of black and white video
and mono audio on an 1100' of 1/4" tape running at 11 IPS.
I just got the
VTR in the first picture (01.03). It ran for about 15 minutes before the
capstan motor gave up the ghost. I don't have a service manual for this
particular deck, but I hope that the manual for the VT-100 will apply enough
to help repair the capstan circuit in this one.
second picture you can see those reels really spin when the VTR is running!
It looks like fast
|forward compared to some of
my other video machines. Yes, you see correctly! The VTR is pulling tape.
In fact, this machine is fully operational! That makes it the first working
Akai 1/4" VTR that I had ever seen that could produce video!!! Most of
them have had broken video heads. More impressive than that, this one took
a terrible beating during shipping and no longer has the top cover, yet
it works fine! I have no idea where the original owner found that tiny
cute reel of video tape. . .
NOTE: The first photo
above is a newer much higher quality picture of the VT-110.
WANTED: Service and User's
Manuals for all of this stuff.