Introducing new Jico replacement styli
We are now expanding our product line with a jaw-dropping number of new Jico replacement styli.Jul 1, 2020 Read more
Update on shipping status per June 25
Currently we only ship within the EU. During this extraordinary situation with Covid-19, we have seen shipping times...Jun 25, 2020 Read more
Introduction to Phonograph Stylus Profiles
A short introduction to various stylus profiles used on phono cartridges. We explain why and how the shape of the...May 7, 2020 Read more
Akai Turntable Cartridges
Please find our range of Akai Turntable Cartridges below. All pickup cartridges come complete with needle/stylus. If you are unsure about which AKAI cartridge that is the best fit for your turntable, please do not hesitate to contact us
About Akai Turntable Cartridges
AKAI was founded by Masukichi Akai in 1929 in Tokyo, Japan. Together with his oldest son Saburo Akai, he started the company by manufacturing the products in their backyard.
In 1948 the recording industry rapidly changed and there was a need for higher precision record players and as an answer to the demand AKAI developed the C-5 Variable Speed Motor, this innovative motor produced minimal noise and vibrations and was extremely popular by audiophiles.
Later on the company started manufacturing cartridges and styli among many other products such as radios, software and apps, MPC’s etc. with the purpose of helping artists express and explore the musical possibilities with the right tools.