Akai Who Has It

Discussion in 'Vintage Gear - Top Performers' started by BBS428, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. guitarslam

    guitarslam Sonic Moron

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    My Akai stuff:

    PS-200T tuner
    PS-200C preamp
    PS-120M power amp
    GXC-706D cassette deck
     
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  2. goanlisten

    goanlisten Active Member

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    Have several AKAI reel to reels and a GX cassette player. My favorite will always be AKAI XV portable..........
     
  3. danj

    danj modern primitive

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    like most of their turntales.
     
  4. Catmanboo

    Catmanboo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    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!:music:
     
  5. cartop

    cartop Well-Known Member

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    AT 2600 here. :music:
     
  6. nascar03

    nascar03 Active Member

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    I have following AKAI,
    PS-200C pre-amp
    PS-120M power amp, big meters.
    Solid construction. Great gear.
    I would love to find the matching tuner.

    Graham
     

     

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  7. tater415

    tater415 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I have the AA 1200 receiver
     
  8. Mark1892

    Mark1892 New Member

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    I have 1 x Akai 4000ds Mk1 and 2 x Mk2s 20180211_201219.jpg
     
  9. Chip Chester

    Chip Chester Super Member

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    One 4000DS here, too. (Plus a 13" Trinitron-tubed TV/VCR combo...)
     
  10. Morry Engler

    Morry Engler New Member

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    Hi!
    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.
     
  11. Tube Sound

    Tube Sound Well-Known Member

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    AM-2950. Very lucky to have picked this up a few weeks ago. Beautiful machine. Love Akai reels and top cassette decks. Great stuff.


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  12. bd1886

    bd1886 Super Member

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    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!).
     
  13. quiet

    quiet AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Akai CR-81. Works great. Might even use it someday.
     

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  14. Studio1@29

    Studio1@29 New Member

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    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
     
  15. Westy56

    Westy56 A symphony of paradox

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    Same here, along with a gx400d ss, and silver and black gx77s.
     
  16. Studio1@29

    Studio1@29 New Member

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    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
     

     

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  17. kydog

    kydog AK Subscriber Subscriber

    A couple of pieces in my stash !
     

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  18. R-2-R

    R-2-R AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    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.

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    AT-550 Tuner switched in FM mode.
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    AT-580 Tuner switched in FM mode.
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  19. CDELON

    CDELON Member

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    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.
     
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  20. KingBubba

    KingBubba "Too Much Stuff" Subscriber

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    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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