About Us


For more than eight decades, AKAI has proven itself to be one of the premier sources of vision and innovation for consumer electronics. Since it was founded in Tokyo in 1929, AKAI has engaged in offering quality home entertainment products specializing in the audio and video arenas.

AKAI was founded by Masukichi Akai in the backyard of his Tokyo home in July 1929. Under the leadership of Masukichi and his son Saburo, AKAI expanded from its humble beginnings in a workshop shed into the multinational electronics corporation it is today.

Akai's worldwide famous products included reel-to-reel audiotape recorders (such as the GX series), tuners (top level AT, mid level TR and TT series), audio cassette decks (top level GX and TFL, mid level TC, HX and CS series), amplifiers (AM and TA series), microphones, receivers, turntables, video recorders and loudspeakers

Introduction of the on-screen display

Akai produced consumer video cassette recorders (VCR) during the 1980s. The Akai VS-2 was the first VCR with an on-screen display,originally named the Interactive Monitor System. By displaying the information directly on the television screen, this innovation eliminated the need for the user to be physically near the VCR to program recording, read the tape counter, or perform other common features. Within a few years, all competing manufacturers had adopted on-screen display technology in their own products.

AKAI combines advanced technology with its unique expertise in consumer electronics to create some of the best products in the market. Dedicated to the seamless integration of home audio and video, AKAI's electronic product portfolio includes micro and mini systems,portable bluetooth speakers, iPhone and iPad dock speakers, portable CD players, DVD players, karaoke systems and related products.

To satisfy the growing demand of one’s discerning lifestyle, AKAI is offering more home-related products in an all-rounded perspective. AKAI has developed trusted products in areas of home appliances, digital and telecommunication. Continuing to deliver and maintain the high standards that we all expect, Akai strives to deeply integrate into everyone's daily life.

With its goal of creating and delivering a complete suite of high-quality products, AKAI through its partnership with INTERVISION TRADING, strives to deeply integrate into its customers’ daily enjoyment of digital entertainment.