Akai AP-003 Belt Drive turntable

Akai AP-003 Belt Drive turntable


Made in Japan in 1978, the Akai AP-003 was part of Akai's finest range of turntables they ever made.  It is simply the best and most stylish belt drive turntable ever made by Akai - and a great deal better sounding and looking than virtually any modern turntable that will cost many times more.


It has a superb tonearm, with dynamic anti-skating - no need to twirl any dials - the anti-skating sets itself.  The removable headshell can accomodate a wide range of cartridges should you ever choose to upgrade.


It is a semi-automatic turntable - perfect for those who don't want to get up at the end of a record and prefer to let the turntable return the tonearm to rest for you.


This turntable has been recently serviced and is ready to spin for you.  It also comes with a new stylus and is fully setup in all repects.



Platter: 300mm aluminium alloy diecast

Drive system: belt drive

Motor: 4-pole synchronous

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: 0.05% wrms

Signal to noise ratio: 52dB

Tonearm: static balance type tubular arm

Effective length: 215mm

Overhang: 9.4mm

Cartridge weight range: 4 to 9.5g (9.5 to 15g with sub weight)

Dimensions: 440 x 123 x 358mm

Weight: 6.8kg