Akai SS-110Anyone know anything about these? I've heard they might be collectable by some. They sound pretty good to me but I have't listened critically. Could probably use a recap after 40 some years. Question is do I tear them apart to recap and keep for vintage sound or are they better left alone for someone that collects akai stuff. Thanks.
The SS-110 was extra accessories for Akai tape decks that had built in amplifier. They are portable and snaplock together suitcase style.
10 inch coaxial with built in 3-1/2 tweeter.8 ohms impedance.10 watts Max power input.50~17.000 frequency range.Dimensions: 20 Wx19 HX 15-3/4 D. Weigth: 36 lbs (set)
I got hooked on vintage audio equipment about a year ago and just can't get it out of my blood. One reason is I live a half mile from a local Goodwill Store here in Phoenix. Interesting and cool stuff keeps showing up. The nice thing is most of the time they price the equipment at a very inexpensive price. Since I have become a regular there and know how to time all of their special sale pricing, I have come away with some fantasic components and equipment without having to pay tax or shipping on top of everything, I have come away many times with bargin basement steals for a dollar. They are starting to get smarter and have started to price items a bit higher, but rarely do I have to spend more than $30 for a special piece; usually I end up paying between $4 to $20 the majority of the the time. Last month I walked in and there in great condition was a pair of Dalhquist DQ10's sitting there right in front for $500, I actually started to drool right there on the spot. After sticky my tongue back in my mouth and took a deep breath, I realized that lucky for me the next day was a half off everything in the store sale. Which meant as you probably guessed, I was there the next day when they opened the doors and I picked up my largest and most expensive piece of vintage audio gear I have ever bought and couldn't be happier for a whopping $250.
Pardon my digression, this is my first post and I don't get to talk to fellow vintage audio guys who can relate to some of these stories, my wife just says quot;ya, sure, whateverquot;. So back to the purpose of this posting. I of course was at Goodwill today, when I ran across a very clean set of Akai SS-110 speakers for $40. I never had seen anything like them before and was curisous on what their backgound was, so I did my google thing and came across your post on the Akai SS-110. These speakers are in great shape for being 40 years old, but I wasn't sure what kind of specs and quality these were, since, as you know, you can't really check them out without wrecking havic on the material and the speaker enclosures.
I am curious, were you ever able to dig up any information on these puppies? Are they worth purchasing for $40? What kind of market is out there for Akai stuff? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Look forward to having fun talking to my fellow audio nuts.
Accessory speakers such as SW-110 are tailor made for Akai tape recorders. That means their size, cabinet material, grills, cross-overs, and low output handling capability is designed to match and sound a little better than most built in speakers in these recorders.
INHO they would only benefit those who own these tepe players, and don't wish to use an external amp, receiver, etc. usually for space limitations.
$40.00 for a set of these sounds quite expensive to me.