What equipment have you bought this week?

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Big B5515
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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by Big B5515 » 18 Oct 2019 22:26

A NOS AT-450 cartridge and a elliptical replacement stylus. When I first opened the case for the AT-450, I about had heart failure, as 2 cartridges were inside case, loose with the hardware and their stylus protectors off #-o . By some miracle, the AT-450 appeared and sounded undamaged, showed no signs of use, and as a bonus, after careful straightening of it's bent cantilever, The extra mystery AT-250 it came with sounded almost as good.
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Call me a cheapskate, but here's that bent 250 stylus beside the blue 450 after being coaxed back into shape. Being it looked unused, tracked well, and produced balanced, clean sound on a test play, I think it will still do in a pinch.
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cockey
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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by cockey » 18 Oct 2019 22:39

This week I purchased a mint Garrard SP25 Mk V turntable with a Shure M75ED cartridge along with a Dynatron SRX300 carrying a Goldring Lenco G101 and a vintage 'Argosy Super 5' Record Player!
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DasherF
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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by DasherF » 18 Oct 2019 22:51

So, B, what you're saying is you bought 1, got 2 (bent stylus or not)?
What...a... deal!
coc, I have a few Garrards, appreciate each one! So cool. Have fun!

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by rewfew » 06 Nov 2019 21:40

Couple of sub drivers from Parts Express. On sale for $111 bucks. Finally going to add some multi subs, 3 total when done. These are very nicely made speakers with aluminum cones. Got all the parts less mdf for the boxes for 240 dollars.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by Lazarus Short » 25 Nov 2019 14:11

This week, I ALMOST bought a Dual 1229Q at an estate sale. I already have a Dual I've been working on (but mostly off), so I decided to pass when I saw that the pitch control lever was broken off. I went back on 75% off day, but just could not take it home.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by vinyl master » 27 Nov 2019 01:04

Lazarus Short wrote:
25 Nov 2019 14:11
This week, I ALMOST bought a Dual 1229Q at an estate sale. I already have a Dual I've been working on (but mostly off), so I decided to pass when I saw that the pitch control lever was broken off. I went back on 75% off day, but just could not take it home.
If the price was right, the parts alone would be worth it...Of course, one could get another Dual and turn two Duals into one...

Organdonorparts.com would probably have a pitch lever, as they have plenty of other parts for 1229's...

https://organdonorparts.com/Dual-1229-T ... s_c212.htm

Something to consider, in any case...maybe for the next time... :wink:

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by spensar » 27 Nov 2019 04:04

Lazarus Short wrote:
25 Nov 2019 14:11
This week, I ALMOST bought a Dual 1229Q at an estate sale. I already have a Dual I've been working on (but mostly off), so I decided to pass when I saw that the pitch control lever was broken off. I went back on 75% off day, but just could not take it home.
75% off - that would be hard to walk away from unless the original price was pretty whacked.

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