The models shown in this catalog include the AIWA AF-5080 Music Center, AIWA AF-3060 Tuner Amplifier, AIWA AX-7500 Stereo Receiver, AIWA AD-6500 Dolby Cassette Deck, AIWA AD-1800 Cassette Deck, AIWA AD-1300 Stereo Cassette Deck, AIWA AD-1200 Stereo Cassette Deck, DM-2000 Condenser Microphone, DM-1016 Condenser Microphone, DM-51L Dynamic Microphone and DM-503 Dynamic Microphone.
Media Centres & Amplifiers
Audio Cassette Decks
It is getting more challenging for the collector to build thier range of quality cassette decks, especially of the top loading format. The smoked lids can be cracked or scratched through use and lower the overall desirability of an item. Many people appreciate the VU Metres and sliding guides that are not generally available in 1980s equipment. The catalog pages here give specifications for the AIWA AD-1800, AD-1600, AD-1300 and AD-1200 models. It should be noted that all of these systems have the initial Dolby Noise Reduction systems, except for the entry level AD-1200 that has a proprietary DNL noise reduction format. The DNL format is described as a singled ended hiss reduction system.
The 1970s were a real turning point for modern Hi-fi equipment with the wide spread use of solid state electronics. Solid state electronics dramatically changed the sound of audio equipment, marked by more power and reliability. This catalog shows the range of AIWA Hi-fi components manufactured at the time. Collectors are looking DM-51 dynamic microphones, and the pencil-style CM-1016 to add to their collections.