Akai Professional AR900

Akai Professional AR900

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AR900, Reverb from Akai Professional.

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Akai Professional AR900 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Akai Professional
  • Model: AR900
  • Category: Reverbs
  • Added in our database on: 03/12/2003

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Akai Professional AR900 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %

jctroyes's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional AR900
Reverb late 80 early 90. Quite similar to Lexicon 60 or 70.

Treatment must be 12-bit I think. Quite possibiltés connections and insert directly into the reverb (bypassing the EQ section for example). Simple and reliable use, automation as possible MIDI effects.

The problem of this machine is the breath, which is a pity because the reverb is especially beautiful flat.

No input / digital output or other PC connectivity. But the MIDI possibilities are vaiment great especially for the time.

THIS is NOT the replica FX cards that we find in the samplers ausis well as S1000 S6000. It is not at all the same level of its quality. the AR900 was a really great quality Pro machine that has had the misfortune to be forgotten ...

The sale price is suspiciously low while comparing the sound and technique is quite close to a Lexicon 70.

In any case far too underrated.


Sound processing quality is by appointment is also against the spirit is its weak point. But it will depend a lot of the power of your console levels and vote.

I think not ocazz below 200euros (in good condition)

This loose quickly is the light of the screen but it is no problem to use.

You can find examples of reverbs and samples for your convo reverb (altiverbe, IR1 ...) on my website


(Registration doing with UA2192 converter and preamp EMITG2)

jctroyes's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional AR900
Digital reverb end year 80 90 beginning completely underestimated for some reason completely.

8 basic algorithms

Large Hall
Small Hall
Large Room
Small Room

The sound is very good input / output symmetric if not mandatory breath quite important.
Few dynamic output but very good sound.

Several possibilities for inserts and effects automation

Possibility of introducing another external EQ in place of the proposed

To tell you the AR900 within my breath Eventide Eclipse

The reverb is really on its quality level at least Lexicon PCM 70

Much better than a Yamaha in the same time

Regardless of setting, its not very bright little wide but very deep in reverb


The bargain price is extremely low! but what we finally wonder why.

I have my AR900 for almost 15years and I resell it and especially not at this price so low.

It is a true alternative to Lexicon PCM 70!

In any case not below 200euros in good condition.

keep this advice especially if it's for sale at 100euros is really not worth it

blackle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional AR900
See the first review


relatively simple to use .. Few parameters can be edited just the basics ..


Here, my opinion differs from the first .. The reverbs are certainly good but not absolutely nothing to rival a Lexicon PCM70 which was superior in every way. Long reverbs are a little cold but actually much better than the SPX 90 Yamaha at the time, but not as good as the REV 5 to the manufacturer ..


I have an AR900 for quite some years and I must admit what I do is that in rare cases some percussion to embellish, last used on congas .. Unstoppable GATE simulations for small, for cons with it, we must avoid long simulations, in effect, the reverb tails become "metallic" and frankly not very realistic .. Finally it all depends on what one seeks as a result ..

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