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Turntable AKAI AP-Q60
« on: January 23, 2019, 09:46:31 AM »
Hi Guys,

Bought this off the forum some two months ago. Had a niggle or two, but I fixed that good and proper is it should be. The lid has numerous scratches so I did not bother to post a photo of that. I am sure with some loving care and polishing it can be good as new.

What attracted me to this table were some reports I read which were very positive, and after effecting the repairs which included a tweak to the arm and some work to the power supply.... I am mightily impressed by this deck. The tone arm tracks 101% with my van den Hul Colibri. The motor speed is rock stable and with / without quartz lock, there is NO discernable speed variations at all. It speeds up in a second from off. Also has a nifty end of disk arm lift and return function. The snobs say disconnect, I say NO. This is a very good, completely disengaged from the tonearm system until it detects end of disc. Even after return to the arm rest, the return mechanism is disengaged again.  I fitted a pretty nice ADC XLM cartridge which still performs very well given its age (circa 1990 I think...)

Yes, there are scuff marks and a few scratches. I for one think this to be an absolute solid performer. I paid R1500 plus shipping from Durban area to Pretoria. I effected the repairs mentioned and fitted the ADC XLM cartridge as on the photo. I fitted four completely new feet (trade secret  :giggle:)
Yes I can ship wherever at cost of packaging and shipping to buyer. I offer this at R2200 (excluding shipping) as is described above, in excellent plug and play working condition. Gents, this is a good deck capable of wearing your best cartridge with pride. Looks aside, a good buy for making vinyl sing.

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Re: Turntable AKAI AP-Q80
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 07:47:59 AM »
This deserves a bump... a stunning player for the not so brand conscious vinyl lover.

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Re: Turntable AKAI AP-Q80
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 11:48:52 AM »
And still She sits here, waiting patiently for the right guy to open up to and fill his life with beautiful music  :cleansound: :groovy:

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Re: Turntable AKAI AP-Q80
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 04:41:00 PM »
A kind forum member has today pointed out to me that I had put this up as the AP-Q80 whilst in fact it is the AP-Q60. My bad and I apologize for the blooper. Next time I'll put on my glasses when reading the model number off the photo I am about to post.

Sooooo, who needs an Akai AP-Q60 ? I need space for other stuff, offers? Shipping extra

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Re: Turntable AKAI AP-Q60
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 06:39:38 PM »
These Akai decks are real sleepers very under the radar they perform very well indeed.

For the asking price this a a bargain I had the AP-D40 which is almost the same deck minus the quartz lock.

It was a favorite, I had it for many years and would still have it, if it had not got lifted.
I searched high and low for a replacement and all I could find was an AP-D2.
Which is in the same league as my Technics SLQ 200

This Akai AP-Q60 deck will perform as well if not better as any Technics Quartz DD that all seem to sell for 2k plus these days.

If I needed a deck, and was not cash strapped it would be mine.







"Audiophiles don't use their equipment to listen to your music.
Audiophiles use your music to listen to their equipment."

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Re: Turntable AKAI AP-Q60
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 06:57:41 AM »
Everybody streaming these days, NO more vinyl spinning dudes around? :thinking:
This really is a good deck for lunch money...

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Re: Turntable AKAI AP-Q60
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2019, 12:19:58 PM »
I guess the younger peeps around here are all going back to armchair track changing and artist selection via remote, spinning CEEDEES again, or worse, streaming  :sulky:
Exercise is needed, getting up and changing LP's is GOOD for you. Streaming begets a new middle aged group of short of breath, tubby old crunchers ...

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Re: Turntable AKAI AP-Q60
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 11:20:05 AM »
                                It would appear this is an extinct species :thinking:

I'll remove the cart and embalm it here for future generations to discover at R1800 excluding shipping

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Re: Turntable AKAI AP-Q60
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 08:12:58 AM »
And gone to the BEST possible home imaginable.
Many thanks  :2thumbs: