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NEW LISTING
12/15/2020
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VINTAGE, FULLY SERVICED / REFURBISHED / RESTORED
VINTAGE
AKAI AUTO-REVERSE CASSETTE TAPE DECK
AKAI GXC-730D
With 'AUTO-REVERSE' AND DOLBY NR
and REAL "VU" METERS
#...0321
Circa early 1976-79
Made in Japan

for sale

Our technician has completely and EXTENSIVELY gone through and 'Certified' this unit which involves complete disassembly of the transport (not an easy task on this table), cleaning inside and out, COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLING, cleaning and re-lubricating all internal mechanisms and the balance of efforts listed below.


Heads inspected for excessive wear (obviously we do this 'early on' as 'excessive' wear will usually negate any further restoration work, although as these are 'GX' heads, it would be pretty hard to put much 'wear' on them). These have virtually NO visible wear to them.

Internal DC power supply tested

Capstan motor disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed.

Both Flywheel belt surfaces solvent cleaned

Bronze Flywheel bushings solvent cleaned

Both Flywheel thrust pads cleaned

Capstan burnished

Reel drive tires (7 IN ALL!!!) reconditioned for trouble-free service. (These are actually much more important to replace on this deck (and most) than the belts. Without these, the deck won't fast wind very well, and will likely 'eat tapes' as the 'take-up' reel won't turn properly)

New internal Capstan Drive belt (#FRM9.2) installed for trouble-free service. (so this operation required extensive effort. The belts that came in the so called "correct kit" currently available for the Akai GXC-730D, proved to cause incorrect speed in two different decks. We were then forced to find new belts that by 'trial and error' allowed enough 'traction' and the most speed accuracy. In fact, none of the belts in the 'official kit' that is currently available for an Akai GXC-730D allowed the deck to operate at anything resembling correct speed when tested on a frequency counter with factory test tapes!)

New Counter belt (#.041) installed as well as 'spindle' belt #029.

'Non-locking' Pause control disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed

Rubber pinch rollers have been reconditioned

Tape well door 'eject' springs re-worked / repaired

Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

Head alignments and azimuth checked and adjusted as necessary for 'peak performance' with O-Scope

All internal pots, switches and controls cleaned and tested for noise-free function.

Both d'arsonoval VU meters static adjusted, tested and working fine.

Both VU meter illumination lamps replaced.

Both hub spindles in perfect alignment.

FF, REW, & Play transport functions all test perfectly and controls tested for positive / accurate responsive.

Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them and head alignment / azimuth has been checked for peak performance.

Replaced Erase Head, reed switch with OEM from another of the same model (very difficult to deduce and locate as source of issue with deck not erasing correctly)

Playback meters zero adjusted 'electronically' with factory test tone tape.

Tape Counter Function tested

Plays perfectly and records well with 1kHz, recorded 0dB playing back @ L=-2dB & R=-3.5dB (between TDK and Maxell tapes). With DDD CD we experienced ~ -5 to -6dB, but great, overall sonics! (we really put them through the paces, testing both with well mixed, recently recorded CD material and CD recorded / factory test tones looking for correct head Azimuth and speed accuracy).

Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition!!!

Floor noise tested to -60dBm with empty shell tape

Speed tested to 98% accuracy with 1kHz factory test tape (meaning 1kHz calibration tape plays back at 980Hz +/- 1Hz)

Only issue still remaining is that "Rewind" is noisy on some tapes as it nears completion.

Deck has had just over 18.5 hours of restoration work done.

Face is made of beautiful brushed aluminum, and overall the deck is in NEW cosmetic condition. Following the extensive restoration, we did 'test recordings' of a 'ddd' CD on 6 tapes; Sony Normal Bias, Fuji Normal Bias, TDK Normal Bias, Maxell Normal Bias, TDK 'SA' High Bias, and Maxell 'XL-II' High Bias. We found that for Normal and High Bias, of those tapes tested, both the "Maxells" performed VERY well on this particular deck.
Total technician time to restore ~18.5 HOURS!
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Handsomely designed, and classic looking Akai GXC-730D, Auto-Reverse cassette tape deck. Features Piano-Key transport, Auto-Reverse, & Dolby B. Great deck for most systems and uses. One of the 'Biggest' cassette decks ever made.

AKAI GCX-730D Features include:
  

- 3-Mode Auto-Reverse ('Manual' reverse as well of course)
- Huge drive Motor
- Classic 'Piano Key' transport w/ Solenoid assist results in 'Soft Touch operation
- Dolby noise reduction built-in for recording and playback
- Akai's A.D.R. (automatic distortion reduction) changes the recording equalizer characteristics according to the signal level of a certain frequency band to achieve low distortion over an extended frequency range.
- Auto-Limiter (if selected) to limit 'over / peaks' on 'high energy' recordings. Great when recording in 'Live' situations.
- Tape Type selector for Normal, Fe-CO2, & CrO2 tape
- Dual, Large "VU" signal level meters
-
"Peak" LED level indicator that kicks in at +7dB
- Manual Record Level with independent L&R control
- Variable Output Level control (one of the most important features on a deck in our opinion. Allows you to match volume level of other sources, allows adjustment for 'best' pre-amp input to avoid distortion, allows you to change the volume of the deck if you have it located remotely from the pre-amp / receiver as I do, and many other applications)
- Dual front mounted 1/4" mic input jacks
- Front mounted Stereo Headphone jack
- Analog Tape Counter w/ "Memory Stop"


AKAI GCX-730D Specifications:

Track format: 
4 track / 2 channel
Heads: One "GX" recording / playback head and two Erase heads. 4 track / 2 channel
Motors: 
HUGE AC, High Torque, 4-Pole Hysteresis / AC synchronous
Freq Response: w/ FeCr tape; 35-17,000 Hz +/- 3dB @ -20dB

w/ CrO2 tape; 35-16,000 Hz +/- 3dB @ -20dB
w/ Normal / LN tape; 35-14,000 Hz +/- 3dB @ -20dB
Wow & Flutter (WRMS) - 0.080% WRMS
 S/N ratio: >50dB @ +3 on VU meter w/ LN tape. Dolby B NR adds ~10dB above 5kHz
Harmonic Distortion:  <1.5% @ 0dB w/ "LN" tape
Bias Frequency
100kHz
Erase Ratio
>70dB
Fast Wind time: <70sec* on C-60 Tapes (again, does have the above mentioned 'slowing' characteristic near the 'end' of FF operation)

There's just something about the feel of 'original piano key' tape transports. This one especially has a great "feel" to it. Like you're engaging some 'huge' mechanism internally. The 'Auto-Reverse' is very 'precise' in it's motion.
Again, we have completely refurbished and thoroughly tested this deck, with multiple recording tests (as stated previously). Cosmetically, it's in essentially NEW condition! Also great for transferring your tape collection to CD, Hard-drive or MP3. Includes original box and packing. Comes with an 'e-copy' / pdf download of the Akai GXC-730D owners manual and color brochure.
Measures 17.3" wide x 11.9" deep x 6.9" tall and weighs 26.5 lbs unpacked. Comes with our 90 day limited warranty.
AKAI GCX-730D
Cond. 9.5
$789.

(tape shown in photos not included. We do ship our decks with a 'pre-recorded' tape for playback, made on this 'specific' deck, and a tape to 'practice record' on.) 

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NEW LISTING 2/26/2020
REFURBISHED / SERVICED
VINTAGE PIONEER CASSETTE TAPE DECK
PIONEER CT-F600
'BLUE METER' SERIES
CIRCA 1979-80
MIJ

"WORLD AC POWER"

for sale

We have gone through this unit quite some time ago for ourselves to use, and just ran it through the shop again which involves disassembly of the transport, cleaning inside and out, DISASSEMBLING, cleaning and re-lubricating all internal mechanisms and the balance of efforts listed below (difficult on this deck!!!).

Heads inspected for excessive wear (obviously we do this 'early on' as 'excessive' wear will usually negate any further restoration work).

Main Capstan / Flywheel belts replaced during original service

Counter belts replaced during original service

Idler tires replaced during original service

Idler tires reconditioned during this most recent service

All internal trim pots, switches and controls tested for noise-free function.

All meter lAmps and LED indicators working fine.

Both hub spindles in perfect alignment.

FF, REW, & Play transport functions all test and controls tested for 'positive / accurate' responsive is what we normally like to say, but due to the internal design of this one, we were not able to get it to perform 100%, EVERY time. Occasionally the 'STOP' button will have to be pressed a time or two, or another button will need to be pressed to then be able to engage 'STOP'. Other buttons sometimes 'hang up' temporarily, but usually selecting another transport function will 're-set' them as they're 'self cancelling / mechanical' with an internal mechanism that was unusually difficult to service and get to the current 'usable' state.

Heads in great shape as well, with many years of performance left in them

Heads have been cleaned and de-magnetized as well as the entire transport.

Head alignment and azimuth at 125Hz, 1kHz and 10kHz adjusted for BOTH directions for 'peak performance' with O-Scope and w/ STL and TEAC MTT-257H calibration / alignment tapes. Both channels now even output for PLAYBACK..

Both Internal playback amplifier channels adjusted with Volt meter, O-Scope and w/ STL and TEAC MTT-257H calibration / alignment tapes. Both channels now even output for PLAYBACK..

Meters adjusted to even zero with symmetric input with Volt meter, O-Scope and w/ STL and TEAC MTT-257H calibration / alignment tapes. Both channels now even output for PLAYBACK.

Both Internal Record amplifier channels adjusted with Volt meter, O-Scope and sine-wave generators and 'pink / white noise sources', however we were not able to get great recordings. The left channel is often 'low / and distorted' on 'Recording' (sounds fine as a 'PLAYBACK' deck).

Pinch roller and heads all in GREAT condition!!!

Speed adjusted to 100% accuracy BOTH directions, with with TEAC MTT-257H 1kHz factory calibration tape (meaning 1kHz calibration tape plays back at 1000Hz +/- 1 Hz)

Pinch roller re-surfaced, and in GREAT condition!!!

Tape Counter works well

Speed adjusted internally to 100% accuracy with 1kHz factory test tape (meaning 1kHz calibration tape plays back at 1000Hz +/- 1Hz) (utilized TEAC MTT-257H)

Floor noise measured at -60dBm

So again, this deck was ultimately passed as a 'Playback' deck.


Total technician time to restore
~19++ HOURS! (YES, OUCH!)

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This deck is the commensurate deck for other Marantz components such as the Marantz Escotec SC-7, SC-8, SC-9, SC-500 SC-2000 Pre-Amps, the SM-8, SM-500DC, SM-2000 Power Amps, EQ-20 Graphic Equalizer, PM-8, PM-450 or PM-730 Integrated Amps, ST-500 Tuner and many others. I sold all of those components when they were new for a Marantz dealer. If you're building that system (or already have most of that system) and need the matching cassette deck (for Playback), then here you go. This one is probably as good as it's going to get, as I don't know of any tech's who would be willing to bring one any further to completion

Marantz SD-3510 Features include:
  

- Retractable, Drawer Tape transport
- Adjustable Fine Bias Control for Recording
***
- 'Soft Touch', mechanical transport
- Dolby-B noise reduction built-in for recording
*** and playback
- Beautiful, Back-Lit VU signal level Indicators
- Manual Record Level with Separate L&R control
- Record 'Mute' function
- Front mounted, 1/4" Stereo Headphone jack
- Dual, Front mounted, 1/4" Microphone jacks
- 4-Position, Tape Type Selector for Normal, CrO2, Ferro-Chrome & Metal tape

- Tape Counter

  - True
WORLD AC POWER"

   as it will work on both 50 or 60 Hz AC and voltages from 110-240 Volts AC

*** again, at this point a moot point as its best for Playback purposes

Marantz SD-3510 Specifications:

Style
Slim / Top Load
Track format: 
4 track / 2 channel
MotorDC Servo
Heads: Super-Hard, Alloy Play / Record head & Double-Gap, Ferrite Erase head
Freq Response w/ Dolby OFF: w/ Metal; 30-17,500 Hz +/- 3dB
w/ Chrome / CrO2; 30-16,000 Hz +/- 3dB @
w/ 'Normal'; 35-15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
Wow & Flutter (WRMS): 0.10% WRMS
S/N:
>65dB w/ Dolby B
>56dB w/ Dolby Off
Line Input Sensitivity: 50mV +/- 3dB
Output Level / Impedance for 'Normal' levels: 500mV +/- 3dB
& 8.5k Ohms
Headphone Output Level / Impedance for 'Normal' levels: 50mV +/- 3dB & 60 Ohms
Fast Wind time (C-60): 
90 sec.

Again, we have service and thoroughly tested this deck and offering it for 'PLAYBACK' purposes.
Cosmetically, it's in decent condition with a scratch on the right side of the face & some scuffs on the top of the face panel (see photos above).
Great deck for just about any system. Also great for transferring your tape collection to CD, Hard-drive or MP3 for just playing your tapes. Includes an 'e-copy / pdf download' of the Marantz SD-3510 owners manual.
Measures 17.3" wide x 12" deep x 4.5" tall
and weighs a ~12 lbs unpacked.
REFURBISHED / SERVICED for PLAYBACK MARANTZ SD-3510
Cond. 8
$299. as-is

(tape shown in photos not included. We do ship our decks with a  a 'pre-recorded' tape for playback, made on this 'specific' deck, and a tape to 'practice record' on.) 

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          NEW ADDITION 12/23/09
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BENCHED, BURNED-IN & WARRANTED
SONIC HOLOGRAPHY, STEREO PRE- AMPLIFIER
CARVER C-1 / C1 PRE-AMP / CONTROL AMP

#...8261
(same pre-amp we have used for the last decade+ here at Oak Tree Vintage on our 'Audition Room System')
Circa 1981
-89
MADE IN AMERICA
for sale

We have completely gone through this unit, cleaning inside and out including all contacts, switches and controls. This is difficult to do on these as it necessitates the removal of the face and associated circuit boards. All I/O internal er points, "re-flowed" for trouble-free performance. Unit looks great! All functions tested for perfect operation. All inputs tested and both side produces clean and even sine waves! Checked with O-Scope. No power supply hum of any kind. It's dead silent!
   
Carver C-1 Features include:
   

- Carver's "SONIC HOLOGRAPHY" built-in!

- FULLY PARAMETRIC 2-Band EQ / Tone Controls. Bass centers variable from 31.5Hz to 800Hz and treble variable from 800KHz to 20kHz. "Q" variable wide to narrow. Amplitude variable 12 dB cut / boost (most tone controls only range 10 dB)
 - Absolute "Tone Bypass" for purest signal route
- Variable Loudness. A mainstay trademark of Yamaha Pre-Amps and Receivers. Allows for continuously adjustable loudness contour.

- Infrasonic (Subsonic ) Filter for reducing turntable rumble / feedBack, direct drive turntable motor noise etc.

 - Instant -20 dB Audio Level Muting
- Dual tape monitors (Tape Monitors can also be used for Tape / Video / CD / DVD / VCR / DAT / MP3 / iPod / iPhone / iTouch / iGadget / MP3 / XM / SIRUS etc. etc. as well as for CDR)
 (note; tape monitors combined with source selection, thus any external signal processors are relegated to the Pre's "Output" to Power Amp "Input" signal chain)
 
  - Bi-Directional dubbing
 
- AUX Input (can be used for Video / CD / DVD / VCR / DAT / MP3 / Video / iPod / iPhone / iTouch / iGadget / MP3 / XM / SIRUS etc. etc.)
 
- DAD Input (can be used for Video / CD / DVD / VCR / DAT / MP3 / Video / iPod / iPhone / iTouch / iGadget / MP3 / XM / SIRUS etc. etc.)
 
- Tuner input (can be used for Video / CD / DVD / VCR / DAT / MP3 / Video / iPod / iPhone / iTouch / iGadget / MP3 / XM / SIRUS etc. etc.)
- Phono / Turntable input with rear located selectable gain @ either 0 or -10dB
 - Phono / Turntable input with selector for either MM (Moving Magnet cartridge) or MC (Moving Coil Cartridge) (this feature alone could be worth hundreds of $$ if you are going to utilize a Moving Coil turntable cartridge)
 - Cartridge capacitance selector on the MM side for 220 pf / 2/47kΩ, 330pf / 47k , 220pf / 47kΩ, 100Ω, or on the MC side 1kΩ or 100Ω
  - Record Out selector with bi-directional tape dubbing controls. (Separate "Record Out" allows recording from one source while you listen to another)
 - Global Stereo / Mono selector
 - 24 Karat Gold plated I/O jacks on the Phono, DAD and Main Outputs to remain corrosion free, thus insuring the best audio signal transfer.
- 6 AC outlets ( 5 switched, 1 un-switched) for a total capacity of 600 Watts
 - True "
WORLD AC POWER" allows unit to be operated on 50 or 60 Hz AC and will select voltages from 110v, 120v, 220v and 240 Volts AC input.
   
Carver C-1 Original Specs:
  
 
Design type: 2 Channels, Analog operation
Frequency Response: 3Hz-80kHz / -3dB
Total gain: 25.0 dB
S/N on any 'non-phono' input; 96dB IHF weighted w/ 2V input level
Input
impedance: 100k Ohms
Output impedance: 600 Ohms
THD; >0.05% at full rated power
Infrasonic Filter (subsonic filter); 18dB/Oct below 20Hz


PHONO SECTION SPECS:
Freq Response:
deviation of 0.25dB from RIAA 'Extended Curve'

Phono MM Maximum Input Level: 100mV
Phono MC Maximum Input Level: 15mV
S/N on Phono MM w/ 5mV signal: 83dB
S/N on Phono MC w/ 5uv signal: 77dB
Phono Capacitance: Selectable on rear panel 0pf / 180pf / 390pf
 

   This is a very high quality control / pre-amplifier for most any system. If you need high level sonics, the Yamaha C-80 is the ticket. Will work with most any power amplifier, tube or solid state. After bench work the unit looks, performs and sounds great! Besides the fact that it's a Yamaha, this unit stands in a class by itself due the the "fully parametric" EQ and it's versatile "phono" section. Again, great where you need power amp control, with super pure tone routing. Unit measures 17" wide x 3.25" tall x 14.5" dee
p and weighs 7 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited  warranty.
CARVER C-1
Condition 9++++++++

$649.

 


NICORDER 750 FEATURES:



- Stereo Record and Playback on 4-Tracks
- Monophonic record and Playback on 4-Tracks
- Stereo Phonograph with Simultaneous Recording Available
- Your voice may be recorded while taping from Phonograph
- Can be used as a public address system, with Simultaneous Recording Available
- Built-in Stereo Recording / Playback 2-Channel Pre-Amplifiers, plus 2-Channel 4 Watt Amplifiers (Tube)


NICORDER 750 SPECIFICATIONS:



Recording Track / Head / Head-stack Format: Inline (4-track / 4-channel, stereo / monaural system) AC Bias

Ferrite Erase and 'Permalloy' Record and Playback heads
Motors: 3X. Capstan motor: 4/8 pole, large size Hysteresis synchronous. Reel motors: 6-pole, eddy current

Reel Size: 7 max
Tape Speeds: 3.75 ips or 7.5 ips (can be adjusted from ??ips Max to 2.75ips min by Variable Speed Regulator
Phonograph
Speeds: 78RPM, 45RPM & 33.3 RPM (16RPM???)
Tape Speed accuracy: 0.5%
Frequency Response:
40-16,000 Hz @ 7.5ips.

50-10,000 Hz @ 3.75ips.

Wow and Flutter: >3% @ 3.75ips & >2% @ 7.5ips
S/N ratio: >45dB
Crosstalk; >50dB down adjacent track
Record Level Indicator: Dual VU Meters
THD: >1% @ 0VU & @ 1kHz. 3% @ +9VU & @ 1kHz
VU Meters; approx; -25dB to +5dB VU range

Bias Frequency; 100kHz

Line Input: Impedance 'High'
Microphone
Input: 50kΩ
Record Level Calibration: 0 VU reference is 250 nWb/m (nano-Webers per meter) tape flux level; adjustable LEDs preset to turn On at signal level of +10 VU.
Line Output: -10dB (0.3V) nominal & -+18dB (8.0V) nominal /  Impedance 10kΩ unbalanced

Fast Wind Time: Approx 120 Seconds for 1200'
Tube Compliment: 2x "6AU6", 4x 12AX7, 2x "6AQ5", 1x 6AR5 & 1x "5RK16"
Start Time (stop to full motion play): .05 sec @ 15ips & .04 sec @ 7.5 ips

Output Power (Amplifier) 4W / Channel
AC Power Requirements: 50 & 60Hz,
??"V & 180 Volt Ampere Max
Dimensions &
Weight (Tape Deck): 20" W x ??"D x 9" H & 48 lbs
Dimensions & Weight (Speakers clipped together as a pair): 15" W x ??"D x 12.5" H & 19 lbs
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design type: 2 Channels, Analog operation
Frequency Response (non-phono input): 1-250kHz +0 / -3dB
Maximum Output Level: 5V

THD Tuner, AUX and Tape, 20-20,000Hz: 0.004% @ 1V output
Signal / Noise Ratio: 108dB!!! @ Tuner, Aux, Tape A/B inputs
Input Sensitivity AUX / Tape @ RCA's: 150mV @ 47k Ω @ 1kHz for rated output

Output AUX / Tape @ RCA's: 150mV @ 47k Ω
Subsonic Filter: >-3dB @ 30Hz, 6 dB/Oct
Loudness Control: 0-+9dB continuously variable (-30dB Vol Level)


PHONO SECTION SPECS:
Freq Response: RIAA Standard curve
30Hz-20kHz w/ RIAA deviation of 0.3dB
S/N: >87dB MM, >70dB MC

THD Phono MM or MC, 20-20,000Hz: 0.005% @ 1V output

Input Sensitivity (nominal) MM: 2.5mV @ 47
Input Sensitivity (nominal) MC: .25mV @ 100Ω
Phono Overload for MM: 200mV yields THD 0.005% @ 1kHz
Phono Overload for MC: 15mV yields THD 0.005% @ 1kHz

    

 

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DYNACO STEREO TUNER
DYNACO FM-5
FM TUNER
    

KENWOOD KT-5300
 
              

ONKYO T-4040
   
         
NEW LISTING 1/16/19
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MECHANICALLY SERVICED*
VERY VINTAGE EMPIRE 'TROUBADOR' TURNTABLE
EMPIRE 398G
(398G as it's the 'combination' of the 208G chassis / plinth, the originally optional 73-RU-096 Walnut base, and the 980G tone-arm)
GOLD ANODIZED

BELT-DRIVE, FULLY MANUAL TURNTABLE
3-Speeds

WITH AE TONE-ARM

Made in USA
Circa 1963-66
AS-IS, DIY COSMETIC RESTORATION

for sale

Our technician has mechanically & electrically gone through this table, which involves disassembly, cleaning inside and out and the balance of efforts listed below.

Original Start / Run capacitor works fine.

Motor and Suspension tensioned disassembled and lubed
(tech note: Motor thrust bearing in excellent condition...motor has lots of torque, smooth and quiet)

Spindle disassembled, cleaned, thrust pad removed and examined to be in excellent condition. Lubed with synthetic machine oil. (tech note: very quiet and smooth. Test spin with no belt results in platter coasting for 1 minute and 45 seconds!)

 
Tested / analyzed and passed for motor noise and 60Hz hum.

Fresh, new 'Lord Rubber' motor mount grommets installed

Fresh, new 35.1 FRB drive belt installed

Platter runs currently runs at 95.5% correct at +4.5% (filing / machining the motor pulley down would improve it further)

Platter tested for 'true flat' with no 'run-out'

Tone Arm weighting and tracking adjusts well and accurately.

Original platter mat intact and supple

Professional "Troubador" series, Empire 398G / 208G / 980G Belt-Drive, Fully Manual, 3-Speed turntable. Very rare table, and first one we've had in over two decades (actually have owned this for nearly that long, but just now getting to it).
From the original 1963 Empire Troubador turntable ad, "A Professional turntable and arm finished in luxurious satin gold, and no larger than the average-size changer...a royal feast for the eyes and ears!...Presenting a splendid, new professional arm featuring perfect dynamic balance...even tracks upside down!"

Empire 398G Turntable Features:

- Professional Build quality
- Heavy Belt Drive platter
- 3 Speeds; 33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM
-
Balanced, Hysteresis-Synchronous, Papst motor holds the platter speed 'rock solid'
- HEAVY, (6 lbs) Aluminum Alloy, Platter
/ mat combo
- Lighted Power switch
- Original 980 style Tone-Arm and matching AE 1/2" mount headshell
- Original, spring loaded, 45 RPM adaptor included


Empire 398G / 208G Turntable Specifications:


Motor: Balanced, Hysteresis-Synchronous, Papst motor
Platter Drive System:
Belt
Platter: Aluminum Die-Cast. 300mm / 12" diameter, 6 lbs (including rubber matting)

Speeds: 33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM
Speed Control: AC Hysteresis
Wow and Flutter: > 0.07% (mostly due to the 6 POUND platter no doubt)
Rumble: >-65dB
980 Tone Arm BalanceType: Static balance
Head shell / Cartridge type:
Head shell fits Standard Half Inch mount cartridge
Tone arm Type: Static balance type,
Adjustable Tracking force, curved arm tube, with Counter Weight
Tracking Error: Max +/- .650%
Arm Resonance: 8Hz
Tracking Range: 0-8 Grams
 

Normally we would completely refurbish / restore a table. This one had two 'cosmetic' issues that were beyond our 'skill sets' or we simply didn't want to tackle. The first, and primary issue for us was the surface oxidation on most of the table, but especially the tone-arm. It simply wasn't practical for use to try and rectify or pursue. Second issue was the 'checking / flaking' of the original 'tinted finish' on the base. We have a guy that could have re-finished it for us, but then we're back to the 'oxidation' issue that we weren't going to address, so we would end up with a great looking base, but the balance of the table's cosmetic issues would now 'stand out'.
I have an affinity for this table, as every time I go to 'High End' audio shows, it's the table that is used by many of the speaker, cartridge, phono-pre-amp and amplifier dealers / manufacturers as they're way of demonstrating their gear. Part of my thought process is to keep it for myself (I don't mind my gear have a bit of 'cosmetic character / battle scars. Most of my old favorite guitars and Amps have plenty of 'road rash'), but I really don't have room for a third / fourth table in my current system (but of course that could change). So until I decide to keep it, it's for sale in 'working well, but 'as-is' cosmetic condition.

Again, our turntable tech has gone through the mechanicals / electricals of this table, and following restoration was tested for speed accuracy, rumble, wow & flutter, noise isolation, and tone-arm function.
Table looks good, sounds and works great! Again, comes with Shure cartridge, but needs a stylus (we can install something else if the purchaser desires for the cost of the cartridge).
Measures 17" wide x 15" deep x 8.5" tall and weighs a
HEAVY 36 lbs unpacked.
Partially restored Empire 398G (208G turntable on 73-RU-096 Walnut base, and 980G tone-arm.)
Cosmetic Cond. 6-7

$699.

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CARVER TDR-1550


 

 




 

 
           

KENWOOD KA-7100

 

   
   

 

      

SAE MK-III

 


 
 
           

 

PIONEER SX-980

 

 

           

 

YAMAHA CR-2040

 

 

 

 



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 KENWOOD STEREO TUNER KT-89 KT89
AM/FM DIGITAL
 BLACK FACE

 "
WORLD AC POWER"
 MILITARY ISSUE

 for sale

 Like New, Kenwood KT-89, black faced digital tuner. This rare model was not marketed in the US and was only available to Military Personnel. Features include:
 
-
Digital Quartz Synthesized Tuner
- AM / FM tuning (auto/manual)
- Fluorescent station display
- 30 AM and FM, Random, Direct Access station presets
- Preset Scan (scans all preset stations set to memory)
- "Tuned" indicator
- AM / FM Channel space selector combined with FM De-Emphasis selector for 75 or 50 μs
- Kenwood "XS" System Control jacks for use with other compatible Kenwood "XS" gear
- 1 un-switched AC convenience outlet
 (700 Watts)
- True " WORLD AC POWER" Operates on 50 / 60 Hz AC and voltages from 110-240 AC

 
 
TUNER SPECS FOR FM:
- RF Sensitivity (MONO): IHF Usable- 10.8 dBf (.95 μV)
- THD @1k / 65dBf output: 0.40% mono: 0.50% stereo
- Freq response: 30Hz-15kHz @ +0.5dB /-2dB
-
FM Stereo Separation @ 1000 Hz: 40 dB
- Signal-To-Noise Ratio (stereo) @1k / 65dBf output: 73 dB
 
 TUNER SPECS FOR AM:
 
-
RF Sensitivity: 280 μV/m (11 μV)
- Signal-To-Noise Ratio @ 30% modulation w/ 1mV input: 73 dB
 THD:  0.50%
 Output Level / Imp: (30% modulation w/ 1mV input ) 0.18 V/ 3.3kΩ
 
  
We have gone through it cleaning inside and out. All functions check fine and is ready to use. Not particularly vintage, but a great performing tuner, nonetheless. Looks near new and works great! Comes with a copy of owners manual. Unit measures 17.5" w x 10.5" d x 2.9" h and weighs 6 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.
 KENWOOD KT-591
 Cond. 9+
 
$119.
  10/2/07

 

 

    

 


WESTERN ELECTRIC 'ROLL TOP DECK' PHONE

 

 


 



SETH THOMAS

BUTCHER BLOCK 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

    

KLIPSCH RW-10

 

 


 

 

 




 

 

   

 

 

 

REALISTIC STA-65C PARTS UNIT

(note: Vol caps NOT interchangeable with STA-120. The fader levers are too wide. Modification would be difficult)



 

 
       

DENON AVR-1709

 

  

PIONEER F-99X

 



 

    

 

MARANTZ SR6200-U2B

    

 

SONY STR-DH700

 

 

       

Sony STR-DE875

 

 

     

 

YAMAHA TX-70
MAY HAVE ALREADY BEEN ???

 

 


 

   

 
 

  

KEN-TECH T-2018 CLOCK

 

 


 

 

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PRE-OWNED
BUFFET CLARINET
MODEL B12
INTERMEDIATE STUDENT Bb CLARINET

for sale

This clarinet is modeled after the Famous Buffet Grenadilla wood clarinets from the 'old day's'. When I worked for a 'full-line' music store thru the 1990's, we would periodically have a 'vintage' Buffet come thru and they never hung around long once serviced for re-sale. It is what most clarinet players asked for. That and Yamaha's.  This is a Buffet B12 clarinet, again, designed after the 'vintage' horns for the student / beginner and into the intermediate market. The Buffet B12 clarinets are made from ABS resin with an appearance and sound similar to that of genuine Grenadilla wood. These models are lightweight, strong and easy to clean perfect for even very young players. The Buffet B12 model has a very attractive and traditional design with nickel-plated body rings, straight key work and a traditional bell ring. The body is buffed to give the appearance of wood. The nickel silver key work is cold forged and induction ered, providing greater stability, precision and quality. The B12 model is mounted with double fish skin pads which ensure excellent sealing.

 Features:
- Nickel plated keys, body rings & plated bell rings
- 65mm barrel
- 14.65mm poly-cylindrical bore
- Arched key cups (same as R-13 model)
- Staggered trill keys (same as R-13 model)
- Blue Needle Springs
- Adjustable 3-position thumb rest
- Ergonomic key design: Improved playing comfort like that of a professional clarinet
- Pointed needle springs for quality key action
- Undercut tone holes for improved tone quality and faster response
- High quality Double fish skin pads enables air tightness and are long lasting
- Blow-molded, hard shell case

 

Mouthpiece Assembly with Ligature, Cap and Mouthpiece

-           Cork Grease

-           Cleaning Swab

This clarinet retails for $925.00 (US).



 



 
 



 

 

 

  

 


SANKYO 402 FLIP CLOCK
 

 

     
 

        

 

 

 

    



GEMINI XL-100

 

 

     
   

 
     
    



 
    



NEW LISTING 8/22/11
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PIONEER
 Vintage Stereo Headphones
SE-50 SE50

Circa 1969-72
MIJ
for sale
 Classic, Pioneer SE-50 Stereo Headphones in great condition. Work and sound GREAT! 6' coiled cord also perfect. No rips, tears or wear to vinyl headBand or ear cups. These phones sound great!!

Specs:
Speaker type / design: 2-way, 3" woofer / 1.5" tweeter
Frequency Response:
20-20,000Hz
3dB
Efficiency: 96.0 dB 1mV
Matching Impedance: 4-16Ω

Max power rating: 500mW


Comes with original Pioneer hard presentation / storage case and a copy of the owners manual.
Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty.
 Cond. 8.5
$139.


 
   
     


 

 

 

 





 

   

  

 

INFINITY ENTRA SUB TWO

 


 

  

Speaker Stack for restaurant

 

     
     

    

ADVENT MINI II INDOOR / OUTDOOR

 

     

 

NEW LISTING 10/23/12
 
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  warranty

 
PRE-APPRECIATED
 INFINITY
 STEREO SPEAKERS
 STUDIO MONITORS SM-152 / SM152
 

 


 

    

MISSION 717
          

INFINITY RS-4B

 

 

    

JBL L26 DECADE

 


INFINITY 1500
 
    

ADVENT LAURETE

 

    

klipsch rw-10

             

PSB 1000




 

 

 

 

    

SDAT LEB406 SUBWOOFER

 
    

tannoy_System-6 NFM-II
 
     
         


ADVENT JADE B2R

 
      

FISHER ST-820 STUDIO STANDARD SPEAKERS
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VINTAGE  
JENSEN

STEREO SPEAKERS

SYSTEM 300
Circa 1981-'85

Made in USA

CURRENTLY HELD FROM SALE

for sale

A bit short in the looks department, but long on sound.

We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator.
These Jensen "System 300" speakers are very accurate and impressive sounding.  Features:

- 9" woofer
- 1" cloth soft dome tweeter
- Acoustic Suspension cabinet design
- 8
Ω

Foam surround on 9" woofer in fine shape with years life left in it before it will need to be replaced. Medium-dark Oak wood grain vinyl wrap finish in decent shape with a few normal scuffs and dings. Nothing too  distracting from overall appearance (see photos). Original brown grills in fair shape as well with normal amount of snags for 15 years old and unfortunately the small plastic Jensen badges are missing. Grills also have minor, light colored staining on lower 1/3 of each. Speakers test and sound great. Each measures 23" high x 13" wide x 10" deep and weighs a 23 lbs unpacked. Includes our standard speaker warranty ( excluding problems due to under / over powering).
JENSEN SYSTEM 300
Condition 7.5

$239. pair

CURRENTLY HELD FROM SALE


 
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