Reel Pro Sound Guys, located in Harlowton, Montana, and Oak Tree Enterprises, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offer replacement parts for Akai tape decks. Both stores can be contacted by phone and via their respective websites.
Reel Pro Sound Guys offers a selection of vintage reel-to-reel tape deck parts for a variety of companies, many of which are either specifically made for the company or ordered through third-party dealers who have them in stock. As listed on its website, Reel Pro Sound Guys offers same-day shipping and provides a guarantee that its parts are tested to be in perfect working condition prior to sale.
Likewise, Oak Tree Enterprises, who specializes in vintage musical equipment, offers replacement Akai tape deck parts for both reference and repairs. However, the Oak Tree Enterprises website specifies that prospective customers check before calling or emailing to confirm that the specific part is currently listed in the inventory. As noted on the contact page, orders can be placed via credit card over the phone or by PayPal, check or money order and are shipped through USPS, FEDEX or UPS once the payment has been received. Most orders are able to be returned, although as of 2015 all refunds are subject to a 30 percent restocking fee.