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2023-10-09

AIWA’s Series 50 had a huge variety of components allowing the user to adjust to their size and budget. A user could scale from a completely integrated reciever to a full set of pre-amp, power amp, and tuner separates.

Power Amplifier

SA-P7

PV400

A Class AB amplifier putting out 50 watts per channel at 4 or 8 ohms, apparently depending on the model.

Works with 4-16 ohm speakers.

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Pre-Amplifier

S-C7

Supports both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil turntable cartridges.

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Integrated Amplifier

SD-A60

Unlike Series 50 components, this includes Dynamic Super Loudness.

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Tuner

S-R7

Digital tuning with PLL synthesizer.

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Reciever

AX-S50

CT400

20 watts per channel at 8 ohms.

Supports speakers 4-16 ohms.

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Cassette Deck (Vertical-Load)

AD-L7M

C400

Soft-touch (full logic) controls.

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Cassette Deck (Horizontal-Load)

AD-L60

Keeps the soft-touch controls of the SD-L50. Designed to take up less vertical space, this deck loads casettes horizontally.

Motorized tape eject; press button on bottom of case to eject if mechanism is jammed.

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Turntable (Tray-Load)

AP-D50

Fully automatic, direct drive, and tray loaded. Works with 33 and 45 rpm.

It is normal tuntable width and designed to be placed under two towers of Series 50 equipment using a rack. Cannot be directly stacked on.

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Turntable (Top-Load)

AP-D60

Fully automatic like the AP-D50, but in a standard top-loading form-factor. Linear direct-drive.

Doesn’t match Series 50 or 60 appearance, but was sold in packages.

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Turntable (Series 80)

AP-D80

Though part of Series 80, this was sold as a Series 60 package in the Mini System M-605/606.

Unclear what upgrades this provides over the AP-D50.

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Remote Control Unit

RC-R300

RC-T300

RA40

Very early IR-based remote control system. Connects to the other system components to enhance them with remote capabilities.

This is actually two units, the remote reciever, RC-R300, and the remote control, RC-T300.

The remote control is now very rare and difficult to find.

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Timer

MT-50

Includes digital tuner control via remote cable.

It seems likely the Series 80’s MT-80 is identical excepting front-panel appearance.

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Noise Reduction System

HR-50

Provides High Com noise reduction.

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