... 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.