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Akai AS-980

4-Channel/Stereo Receiver (1973-75)

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Akai AS-980


Akai's ultimate in 4-channel stereo receivers is the new AS-980 - nothing has been left out.

Sophisticated features include 3 separate 4-channel modes (Discrete, SQ, RM) plus individual CD-4 separation controls, slide rule main balance control, separate bass, treble and balance controls for front and rear speakers, 3 tape monitors, tape dubbing, meter level switching, FM muting, audio muting, high and low filters, automatic preset volume control, front panel remote control, and separate signal and tuning meters.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 50W/ch (stereo), 32W/ch into 8Ω (quadraphonic)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 50kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Input sensitivity: 3mV (mic), 3mV (MM), 170mV (DIN), 170mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 35dB (mic), 35dB (MM), 40dB (DIN), 35dB (line)

Output: 170mV (line), 34mV (DIN)

Dimensions: 650 x 168 x 426mm

Weight: 20.5kg


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re: AS-980

Great amp, had it paired with 4 Akai 6 component speakers and a 4 channel reel to reel with it's own amp and a reverb. Awesome.

re: AS-980

I (Tara) have this system. I love my system. Would not have any other. I would like to find the remote control for Akai 1973 4 channel model as~980 recevier....

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re: AS-980

Hi Tara,

We just bought a nearly mint 980 and love it too.

To answer your question we saw the remote on eBay Germany it sold for about $150US with four bidders.

We posted a photo of the 980 remote which is basically a joystick...

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