AIWA AF-3060 Music Center
Updated 26 April 2020
The AIWA AF-3060 is the little brother to the full-sized 5080 at the time. This
entry level music center boasted the same 24 watt (@ 8Ω) per channel integrated
amplifier in a more compact unit. The profile of the AIWA AF-3060 unit makes it
suitable for pairing with a set of quality bookshelf speakers into a built-in
shelving system that was coming in the 1970s. This unit boasts an integrated
compact cassette with Dolby noise reduction and a quality stereo radio tuner.
AIWA AF-3060 Music Center
Tuner amplifier with integrated Dolby cassette deck.
(Device can only be operated from the front.)
• Power amplifier with 2x55 watts music power at 4Ω
• Loudness switch
• AFC can be switched off
• Frequency tuning display
• Pushbutton program selector switch
Cassette Deck with Dolby noise reduction system and
triple band type selector switch LH, CrO2, FeCr
• auto-stop function
• damped cassette ejection system
• counter mechanism
• repeat and forward search button
• pause button
• mixing options with microphone
Music performance: 2x55W@4Ω; 2x30W@8Ω
Sinusoidal power (both channels controlled according to DIN45500 1kHz): 2x28W@4Ω; 2x24W@8Ω
Power range: at 0.3% distortion factor: 30Hz to 20kHz
THD: at nominal power: 0.1%
Semiconductors: 7 IC, 50 transistors, 23 diodes, 1 FET, 2 LED
Power supply: 170 Watt
Dimensions: 147(H) x 480(B) x 321(I)mm
AIWA AF-3060 Stereo Music Center
The AIWA AF-3060 marketing material is highlighted by the
earthy colors typical of the 1970s. I think that this
machine looks wonderful and will sit nicely in some Parker or
This unit appears to have the same FET powered amplifier
integrated within the unit that boasts 30 watts of power output.
The cassette recorder unit appears to be of a high quality
and I can imagine that the soft eject system exudes quality.
As is typical of the time, there is a useful microphone mixing
function that can be used to record your singing sessions.
Karaoke on the Commodore C64
and record your session on the AIWA AF-3060?
The overall layout of the AIWA AF-3060 receiver is very modern.
The left side on the unit has the integrated cassette player and
six protruding plastic toggle buttons. This is fairly standard
for a mechanical cassette operation. I would keep an eye out
in the aftermarket for buttons that show signs of cracking as
plastic can often become brittle over time. The tuner function
is standard fair for the period as well. The exact bands and
tuning frequencies will depend on the region the unit was intended
for. The rest of the panel is glorious with plenty of
lights, meters, knobs and switches to keep any child entertained
for hours. This portion of the panel sets the standard for
the next decade of integrated hifi equipment.
The information provided on this page is translated from historical material
and may not be accurate or accurately translated. It is provided
for entertainment purposes only.
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