Numark, including Akai Professional, was acquired in 2012 by inMusic Brands. An Akai Professional product that is somewhat sought after in current times is the model DM13 microphone. Within a few years, all competing manufacturers had adopted on-screen display technology in their own products. The unique transport design and noise reduction gave these units a recording quality rivaling that of more expensive 16 track machines using 1″ tape. New ownership of Akai Professional In December 1999, one year before the application of Civil Rehabilitation Act to Akai Electric Company Ltd., the brand of their musical instrument division, Akai Professional was acquired by a company of the United States. Today, they can be found in the arsenal of many blues harmonica players due to its high gain and high impedance properties. This small, unidirectional unit was originally made for tape recorders, as well as CB radio equipment.
References ^ a b «Akai Electric Company Ltd.». Reel to Reel Tape Recorder Manufacturers. Akai Professional In 1984, a new division of the company was formed to focus on the manufacture and sale of electronic instruments, and was called Akai Professional. Login for users (channel partners, manufacturers) of Icecat data. Enter your user name and password: User name: Password: Stay logged in.
The S700/X7000 sampler series were light-grey colored, which didn’t change throughout the whole «professional» range of Akai samplers.