Two Speed Direct Drive Turntable
Platter: 314mm aluminium alloy die-cast
Drive system: direct drive, auto-return
Motor: dc servo motor
Speed and pitch control: 33 and 45rpm +-2.5%
Wow and flutter: 0.035%
Rumble: better than 70dB
Tonearm: static balance type with anti-skate adjuster
Effective length: 220mm
Cartridge weight range: 4 to 12g
Offset angle: 22.5 degrees
Dimensions: 440 x 158 x 350mm
service manual (en) - groovychicken
parts list (en) - groovychicken
schematic (en) - groovychicken
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Akai Direct Drive Turntables
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Submitted by olafvh
thanks for the manual..
Submitted by Distance Left
Restoring my Dad\'s one of these, he gave it to me to finish my home studio off, it was the first ever music playback device I ever used, if memory serves, it sounded very nice through the old quadrophonic system.
Often requires an external amp before the stereo pathways, and is a little tricky to change the heads.
Lovely and smooth nice weight, and concise accurate controls, well worth keeping.
Submitted by starbender
Solid TT, impressive build quality. Sounds better than my Pro-ject Expression III!
Submitted by funkthumb
My first DD and I am very impressed. For a plastic 80's table - very solid. For a 20$ garage sale item it has always worked perfectly. Audio Technica yellow ( cheap ) on it and it sounds very clean and more neutral sounding than some of my other tables. Gets more play than my more expensive tables.
Submitted by dndirk
I have used it for about 10 years now, bought it for about $50. The only issues I had was a \hum\ (replaced cartridge and solved it), but more seriously the last couple of days it fails to maintain speed due to faulty or worn out pots. Should be an easy fix, but since I am not too attached to it, I will replace it with something black and equally inexpensive. Sound quality is certainly not bad, much depends on your needle/cartridge. Very easy to setup, apart from the electronics, looks and feels rock solid.