AS-980, How much is this equipment worth?

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Racheal Redlack2007-08-21 20:32

I have a Akai AS-980, 4 channel receiver from 1975 in MINT condition. Rarely used, if ever, the whole time of ownership. It was passed down from my father who was the original owner. My question is: How much is it worth? I\'ve looked elsewhere and haven\'t been able to find prices or people interested in purchasing it. Thanks for any help you can provide.


Barry Smith2007-11-10 17:09

Hi Racheal, I just purchased an Akai AS-980 recently on E-bay for $62. This, however this was a non-working unit, so yours would be worth considerably more. I would think that yours should be worth at least 2-3 times that much, plus shipping. Several factors to consider is cosmetics, functions properly working, original manuals, and boxes included. I would certainly be interested in purchasing it. Hope this information helps. Thanks, Barry

Hello - Do You Still Have This Receiver - Akai As-980 ?2010-06-09 19:19

Hi there
I was searching ebay & the internet for anything about this receiver & found your posting here.
I see it was a couple years ago - but do you still have this receiver by chance?? It is an increasingly rare unit that I would like to buy if you are interested in selling it - or - I have on maybe to sell for parts if you are looking ....


William Blow2011-07-01 22:14

I also have a As-980 in working condition with the manual and some records. With the receiver there is four Sentry 50 speakers. I would like to sell all of this as it takes up too much space.

John2012-02-17 20:38

I know the last post is a while back,
but I could be interested in an akai as-980

Tomaz Dobnikar2012-04-03 11:16

Hi there
I have just restored one AKAI AS-980. It sounds incredible. Everything is functioning and it is in almost mint condition. It has just one knob missing (4CH separation) but I will try to order one from 3D printing company. I hope they will made one for me. I think $62 is realy ridiculous price for that kind of machine and everyone should try to restore it if he have a chance. I am prepared to sell mine, but I believe the price should go over 10 times more. If anyone is inerested we could talk else I would probably put it on e-bay in a time.

Morten Petersen2013-05-23 13:54

I´m looking for a Akai as-980, if somebody still wants to sell.

Please E-mail me:

Mick Nguyen2013-06-04 00:37

HI ,Morten Petersen.

I AM having a Akai AS -980. I like to sell it .


Mick Nguyen2013-06-04 10:55

HI, i really do not know . could you give me the ideal.



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Matevz2014-01-13 23:44


I am interesting to buy Akai receivers of series AA and AS. If somebody is willing to sell any of them please let me know to Akai AS 980 would be great. Thanks !

Randy Vest2014-06-18 15:58

I have an akai as 980 for sale all lights work unit in great shape make an offer I am located in illinois.

Myles2014-06-18 17:27

Hey Randy,

I live in Illinois and I'm interested in your Akai. Shoot me an email at


Bill2015-11-26 07:33

I have one AS-980 & one GX-280D-SS for sale.

Having to downsize to relocate to a smaller place to live.
Both units have been in dry storage for more than 15 years.
(in their original complete shipping boxes)

Price details are open for discussion.
There is a great combination picture of these 2 units on the following website (website not mine)
Scroll about 1/2 way down that page - pic is of the 2 units stacked together in single exposure.

Always hoped that I might be able to create my own "Sound Room" one day & pull these out of storage, but it looks like fate has other plans.

Bill2015-11-26 07:35

Contact info: for above post about AS-980 & GX-280D-SS for sale


Bill2015-11-26 07:42

Sorry, forgot to post website that has the picture.

Sqc222015-12-14 21:01

hello im looking for a akia 980 reciver please call scott 6127021873 thank ya

Sqc222015-12-22 23:52

hi randy looking for a akia 980if you still have this pice or if any one looking thew this form has one please contact me scott thank you all

Derek 2016-02-11 15:36

I am looking for a Reciever Akai AS 980. If you have one for sale please contact me

Scott2016-06-24 20:24

I have an Akai AS-980 I would like to part with. no box, no manual. excellent condition. contact me at

Brian2016-08-26 05:47

I am trying to restore my Akai AS 980 to as original as possible.
I need a power toggle switch and would be very nice to have a silver faceplate.
If anyone has one for parts would be glad to hear from you.

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