Akai CD-D1

October   1 9 8 2 october 1982
1 9 8 4 1984

... aka Tensai TAD-2000, Micro Seiki CD-M1, Kyocera DA-01, Rotel RCD780 and Phase Linear 9500.

The mechanism and triple display system (track / time / head location) is reminiscent of the Hitachi OEMs, but the somewhat astonished rabbit above was only for Akai :)

The CD-D1 is the most elegant of the Kyocera family, with the x-rare Phase Linear : Akai between 1981 and 1984 made many gems in design, if with a sub-par finish probably originating from the Mitsubishi (Diatone) operating power since 1979...
Strangely, despite Mitsubishi's indirect operation, Akai didn't go for a rebadge of the DP-101 or even a lower-end version of it.

The original design was of course made by Kyocera and the Akai, Micro, Phase Linear and Tensai were the rebadges - the Akai being the most elegant of all.

Akai CD-D1, image 1 Akai CD-D1, image 2
Akai CD-D1 specifications
Title Value
Frequency response : 20Hz...20Khz (+/- 0,5dB)
S/N ratio : > 90dB
Dynamic range : > 90dB
Channel separation : > 90dB (1Khz)
THD : < 0,005% (1Khz)
Wow & flutter : nada
Dimensions : 44 x 14,5 x 32cm
Weight : 7,4kg
List price : 2500DM (1983)
189,000¥ (1983)
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