Akai AP 206

Manufactured in 1978-79, the AKAI AP 206 is a solid, direct-drive turntable with good build quality.

Akai had a pretty good build quality, it surprises.
S-shaped arm, Semi-Automatic with automatic return at the end of the record.
Performance specs are good, signal to noise ratio 70dB, while wow/flutter is around 0.035%.
On this particular model the original wood veneer on the top has been removed and replaced with real wood veneer.
The plastic base on the bottom was removed and a wooden base was built and painted black.
The end result is obvious, it looks very nice.
And very good sounding, quiet and stable as a rock.

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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