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    Default Akai tube multi-channel receiver....yes, tube!!

    I saw the following....

    http://hometheaterview.typepad.com/h...html#trackback

    Hmmm....Akai? I doubt this is the same Akai of the 70s and 80s that was known for its tape decks. I believe the brand Akai has been sold to another entity.

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    Isn't Akai the company making those crappy entry level plasmas?
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    They never made much that was all that great....except perhaps R2R's.

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    Originally posted by gregure
    Isn't Akai the company making those crappy entry level plasmas?
    And equally (or less) fascinating boom boxes.
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    Its worth a look anyways. Well, maybe.

    Perhaps Costco will carry it, like they do other Akai products, and someone can check it out for 'free.'

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    rofl.....tubes at Costco.....that'd be funny.....






























    But I'll look next time I go. :D
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    There won't be any 5ch tube amp for $899, that does 100wpc.

    The Iron to make that happen would cause the unit to weigh anywhere from 80-120 lbs. Additionally, there aren't any affordable triode tube that can be used as single, 100 w amplifiers.

    If anything, it's probably a cheap chip amp, with a tube front end - a couple 12ax7's or some such.

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