Discussion in 'Vintage Gear - Top Performers' started by BBS428, Aug 27, 2015.
My Akai stuff:
PS-120M power amp
GXC-706D cassette deck
Have several AKAI reel to reels and a GX cassette player. My favorite will always be AKAI XV portable..........
like most of their turntales.
As-980 monster quadraphonic receiver. It's a beater, has a sometimes -noisy left channel, which is likely a transistor or cap, but it settles down after a bit. Doesn't look pristine, but who cares- it's functional!
AT 2600 here.
I have following AKAI,
PS-120M power amp, big meters.
Solid construction. Great gear.
I would love to find the matching tuner.
I have the AA 1200 receiver
I have 1 x Akai 4000ds Mk1 and 2 x Mk2s
One 4000DS here, too. (Plus a 13" Trinitron-tubed TV/VCR combo...)
I need an Orion RP 102 transformer for an Akai M8 R2R. Anybody have one or know where I could find one. I've already been to eBay and scoured the net.
AM-2950. Very lucky to have picked this up a few weeks ago. Beautiful machine. Love Akai reels and top cassette decks. Great stuff.
Appreciate Akai tape and R2R especially but sadly (due to space) the nicest stuff is serviced and stored awaiting larger digs. Just gifted an AA-1050 Receiver to a friend? I think it began turning him into “one of us” (because now he’s researching and looking to acquire matching Akai.....sucker!).
Akai CR-81. Works great. Might even use it someday.
AKAI GX-635D NAB Reel-to-Reel 10 1/2" With help from Members I repaired this machine (which I had bought new in 1981) All the Transistors in the pre-amp sections needed replacing. Major job, but worth it as it still looks new and now works like it! I still have the original box it came in - and the AKAI empty NAB spool and Operating Instructions. Michael Studio1@29 UK
Same here, along with a gx400d ss, and silver and black gx77s.
Until the advent of DAT I used to use my GX635-D for recording 'Live' on-stage semi-and Professioinal Opera. I could get up to the Interval on one side of a NAB reel - sometimes it was 'touch and go' though as I hovered over the Reverse button! Happy days! But DAT was a great improvement in both noise levels and weight of equipment. Michael Studio@29
A couple of pieces in my stash !
OK I'll add my $0.02 in on this subject.
There are a couple of Akai "tuners" that really got my attention.
I've never really been a fan of Akai audio equipment and for years I've never had owned anything Akai.
But all that changed a few years back when I first spotted an Akai tuner (from the 70's when audio was at it's best in quality).
I Liked these two Akai tuners in particular, that I decided to seek them out and purchase them. So I sent out to collect them which was not easy to find or locate but still found them.
Akai AT-550 & Akai AT-580 tuners, respectively, both switched in AM mode.
AT-550 Tuner switched in FM mode.
AT-580 Tuner switched in FM mode.
Akai AM 2800 and AT 2600. I am presently using it with my Infinity Kappa 7s. Having a mid range adjustment makes this a great match. The 75 WPC is under rated. This thing has put my Yamaha and Kenwood amps; both rated at 120 WPC needing to push hard to keep up with it.
I have an Akai 3 head cassette deck, model # unknown. When it was working it was a real nice piece. Judging by what my Pioneer CTF-950 cost to repair and rehab, I'm not so sure I'll be getting into it. I had a great Akai digital tuner which I flipped after the SX-1250 came into my den.
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