Author Topic: Akai 1720L  (Read 1085 times)

Offline Cowboy

Akai 1720L
« on: August 05, 2021, 02:02:26 PM »
Hey tapers, I am looking at buying one of these for vanity purposes. What is a good price for one in good working order?

Offline marcochezzi

Re: Akai 1720L
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2021, 03:23:58 PM »
eish She is an old lady, that one..

If for vanity sake then yes drop some dime on that, but not a lot... I would not top R200 - R400 on that unit..

If you want it for proper listening, bear in mind they have a poor top end frequency response and a low signal to noise ratio..

If the above is not important to you and you are going to purchase it for proper listening, then the value of the machine is 100% dependent on the state of the heads, if they are worn beyond a point, then really rather don't..

Will probably need belts, pressure roller and all caps replaced to work within spec again, but they are pretty..

I threw one away just the other day..
« Last Edit: August 06, 2021, 03:35:33 PM by marcochezzi »

Offline Cowboy

Re: Akai 1720L
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2021, 07:09:19 PM »
Thanks very much for that input, Marco. Yeah, it would be mostly for vanity but the one on offer the seller wants R1800 which is a long way off your suggested pricing, so I will likely pass.

Offline marcochezzi

Re: Akai 1720L
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2021, 07:18:58 PM »
Thanks very much for that input, Marco. Yeah, it would be mostly for vanity but the one on offer the seller wants R1800 which is a long way off your suggested pricing, so I will likely pass.
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In my opinion that is expensive for that unit, I guess its all relative though..