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Akai AA-1040

Stereo Receiver (1976-77)

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Akai AA-1040


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 40 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.15%

Input sensitivity: 3mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 80dB (MM), 90dB (line)

Channel separation: 60dB (MM)

Dimensions: 480 x 155 x 390mm

Weight: 12.8kg

Accessories: FM di-pole antenna


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Reviewed May 22nd, 2019 by

Original owner here; Very very few receivers made today can touch the sound quality and performance of this old unpretentious looking Akai. I will never sell my 1040.

Reviewed Feb 26th, 2015 by

very good sound, it's priceless. and can be used with every brand of turntable and still sound good.

Reviewed Jan 19th, 2015 by

Comparable to Yamaha for build quality with the level of finish that only the Japanese were capable of during the heyday of the monster receivers. Has a lovely mm phono stage and overall warm punchy sound. Huge power supply and caps give this plenty of reserve to take in its stride any transient attack. The tuner section is very sensitive and the built in aerial is more than enough to pick up a strong signal from most fm stations.

Reviewed Jun 28th, 2014 by

picked one up for$25.00 aussie. works a charm , no issues's, great sounding. if i find another one i will grab it also!

Reviewed May 18th, 2014 by

Very good sound, a pleasure for my ears



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re: AA-1040

Hi people, where can i see the year of manufacturing of the Akai AA 1040?

re: AA-1040

If you click on the 'products' link above there's a 1977 catalogue with the AA 1040 listed.

Fabrizzio's picture

re: AA-1040

Thanks for the replay!

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