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Akai AP-206

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable

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Akai AP-206


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

Overhang: 15mm

Offset angle: 22.5 degrees

Dimensions: 440 x 158 x 350mm

Weight: 7.4kg


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parts list  English - groovychicken

schematic  English - groovychicken

service manual  English - groovychicken

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I can not to establish a stable speed. Turnover strongly swim, it's good to hear and see the stroboscope. Does anyone can help?
Thank you.

unstable speed

I got the same problem; the strobo move a little bit and it's difficult to adjust the speed (there is a "crank");

I think that the original grease used in the engine must be changed (2011 -1979 ?? = 32 years !)

Also - I don't have the schematic - maybe there's some condenser inside who need to be replaced but first I will clean then engine and put new grease.

It is also possible to clean the speed potentiometers with a special spray...

Bye, Philippe