Pretty racy for the early 70s! Apparently Akai was hankerin’ for a more grown up image, and they hit it out of the park with this nutty 1972 magazine advertisement for their 4-channel audio system. Four speakers will get you four women in your bed, and clearly they can’t seem to keep their hands off him. The dude sports a frilly shirt with bow tie, martini in hand and a smile that says… well, I don’t know what it says, but it’s kind of creepy, and the gal second from the left looks like she’s got him figured out. Seems she’d rather be somewhere else. Anywhere but in bed with him and three other chicks (four speakers be damned).
Remember folks, for best sound quality you need one speaker at each corner of the bed, all facing the same direction. And they function as great end tables to boot! Completing the picture are wood paneling and a comforter that looks like a dead polar bear.
Akai is a consumer electronics brand name. The original company was founded in 1946 in Tokyo, Japan as Akai Electric Co., Ltd. It is best know now for its work in developing electronics such as LED TVs and Air Conditioning systems.
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