Akai Am 93


Sorry about starting this as a new thread but the reply window wouldn't open in the AKAI thread.

Information on the Akai Reference Master AM 93

Cost: £549.90 (Retail Sept 1989, Akai Price List)

Details According to Operators Manual (E)

Power Output (1 kHz, 0.7%) 120W (8 Ohms)
150W (6 Ohms)
180W (4 Ohms)

FTC (20Hz to 20kHz) 120W (8 ohms, 0.05%)
150W (6 ohms, 0.07%)
180W (4 Ohms, 0.1%)

Dynamic Power 145W (8 Ohms)
180W (6 Ohms)
250W (4 Ohms)
400W (2 Ohms)

Power Band Width 10Hz to 60 kHz/0.1%

Total Harmonic Distortion 0.008% (1kHz, 8 Ohms)

Phono max, input level 200mV (MM)

Frequency Response 3 Hz to 100 kHz
(+0 db, -3 db)

Tone Control
Treble + - 10 db (10 kHz)
Bass + - 10 db (100 Hz)

Input sensitivity/ impedance
Phono (MM) 2.5mV/ 47 kohms
Phono (MC) 0.25mV/ 470 Ohms
Tuner, etc 150 mV/ 47 kohms

Output level/ impedance
Tape rec out 150 mV/ 1 kohmn

Damping factor 50 (1 kHz)

Residual noise 0.5 mV

Phono (MM) 85 db
Phono (MC) 67 db
Tuner etc 100 db

Channel Seperation 60 db

Audio Mute -20 db

Required speaker impedance
A or B 4 to 16 Ohms
A and B 8 to 16 Ohms

(D/A Section)
Sampling Frequency 32kHz/44.1kHz/48khz
Digital Filter 8 fs, 18 bit
D/A Convertor 16 Bit, 2 DAC
Digital input level/ impedance
Coaxial 0.5Vp-p/75 ohm
Optical -14 to -23 dBm

Frequency Response 5 Hz to 20 KHz
(+ - 0.3db)

Dynamic Range 95 db

Total Harmonic Distortion 0.003%

Channel Separation 115 db

I will not bother typing in the features (3 pole servo etc)

Note Can anyone tell me the difference between the AM-93 and the AM-95. (I have the latter but it came with the formers operators manuall. It might be just a country distinction)


the difference between AM-93 and AM-95 is the digital section, which was improoved in the AM-95.
The rest is the same.

Christian Klein

I have the chance to buy either an Akai AM-67 (cheaper) or an AM-93. I wonder which one is newer and if the 93 is better? As I understand, the 67 was also the top model at that time?? I am especially interested in it because of the built in DAC.
thanks for an answer,
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