Thursday, 19 March 2020

Akai AP-D2 Turntable

Akai AP-D2 is a direct drive turntable of the very late 1970s and early 1980s, usually the straight tone arm is general sign to "age" a turntable. I've had many Akai before and definitely had my fair share of AP-D2s and they are solid tables. Easy to use and more importantly quite easy to service.

It is a 2-speed direct drive turntable with automatic return with a "servo lock" which locks in the speed, therefore this guy does not have adjustable speeds pots.

Overall, it is a solid direct drive turntable. This one was equipped with an Audio Technica AT-3400 (probably originally a rebadged version of the Audio Technica) and a new aftermarket Jico stylus was installed. Sounds great!

This is really a no-frills direct drive turntable with basic features but, that's all you need to make music!

This guy was in excellent condition. And, now found a new home!