Akai AS-980 Vintage Receiver

Sale price$2,499.00


Step back in time with the Akai AS-980, a vintage receiver that offers a blend of classic design and powerful audio performance. This flagship model from 1973-75, affectionately known as “The Beast,” is a testament to Akai’s commitment to audio excellence.


Product Description: Experience the pinnacle of vintage audio with the Akai AS-980. This 4-channel stereo receiver boasts a robust power output of 50W/ch in stereo and 32W/ch in quadraphonic mode, ensuring a rich and immersive listening experience. With a frequency response ranging from 20Hz to 50kHz and a total harmonic distortion of just 0.1%, the AS-980 delivers crystal-clear sound that audiophiles will adore.


The AS-980 is equipped with sophisticated features such as three separate 4-channel modes (Discrete, SQ, RM), individual CD-4 separation controls, and separate bass, treble, and balance controls for front and rear speakers. It also includes three tape monitors, tape dubbing, meter level switching, FM muting, audio muting, high and low filters, and an automatic preset volume control.


The front panel is a nod to the era’s aesthetic, with a slide rule main balance control and separate signal and tuning meters that add to its vintage charm. The receiver’s dimensions are 650 x 168 x 426mm, and it weighs in at a solid 20.5kg, reflecting its build quality and durability.


Available now at Santon Audio, the Akai AS-980 is not just a piece of audio equipment; it’s a slice of history. Perfect for collectors and audio enthusiasts alike, this receiver is ready to bring the warmth of vintage sound to your modern life.


Bring home the Akai AS-980 from Santon Audio and let the legacy of superior sound continue. 

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