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Akai AA-1150

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1978-79)

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Akai AA-1150


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 6Hz to 70kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Damping factor: 30

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

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

Channel separation: 55dB (MM)

Output: 150mV (line), 30mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Semiconductors: 4 x IC, 1 x FET, 39 x transistors, 24 x diodes

Dimensions: 480 x 155 x 345mm

Weight: 11.7kg


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re: AA-1150

Many thanks for uploading the user manual, 3rdworlder!

re: AA-1150

A beautiful sounding receiver.
It has a neutral & linear sound to it.
Rated at 50wpc it is easily that & more.
If you see one for sale just buy it as they are becoming collector items as word gets out.
Akai is highly under-rated but that is changing.
Collector's I know all say the same thing about Akai gear >> you can't go wrong with Akai of this vintage.
I got mine last week along with a Akai cassette deck and it sounds ... GREAT :)

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Today I received my Akai AA-1150 - a purchase from Canuck Audio Mart. This unit is pristine in every way - inside and out and produces amazingly clear, clean and warm sounds that I thought I was listening to my Marantz 2230..
The powerful 50 W/C amplifier sounds like it has even more power than that.
The tuner section is better than the Marantz - pulling in clear clean stations that I hadn't heard before with my other tuners.
The phono input is great also, now that I changed the Stylus on my Sony turntable.
The speakers I am using are Paradigm 7SEs

This one I will definitely keep.

I had read that Akai was not rated as high as some Vintage systems , but I can tell you that for myself it is certainly a contender in that regard. It may be somewhat difficult to work on - especially around the power amp due to it's location, but I would certainly give it a shot if required.
I would recommend this Akai to anyone wishing to buy a fantastic Stereo Receiver of this vintage.



dazza-b's picture

re: AA-1150

Hi Paul,

One of these have come up for sale locally. I love the look. Is she mm and mc? Just to confirm you think the phono is clean?



Paul Co's picture

re: AA-1150

Sorry, I don't know anything about that Turntable..the AA-1150 I am talking about is a Receiver..

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