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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Yard-Sale - My audio leftovers - a pre-view...

Before going Ebay/Audiogon/wherever, anyone interested?

Having been an almost compulsive (but careful...;-)) audio-buyer for decades, now, here is the (partial) list of my very first "yard-sale", ever:

- Goto CF-1 4 ways active/electronic crossover 100V (including a bulky custom-made, outboard 100-to-220V transformer) 18 db/octave - freq. 220/1000/5000 hz;

- Goto SG-555PS mid-low drivers 100/1000 hz 16 ohm with original Goto wooden-box and aluminium adapters for Goto S-150B mid-low horn - Sejia Goto-san made it as a replica with permanent magnet of original Western Electric 555, also same "narrow" throat of ONLY 18mm... the driver is a true beast, possibly also a great driver for some Western Electric 15A replicas by Aldo D'Urso (Audio Anthology), still cheaper than a complete so fussy and hassley Tungar P.S.U. and WE555's;

- Thomas Mayer, lovingly handmade in Germany power amp, transformers-coupled, with old (NOT ISO...) Tango XE-20 and ALL Lundhal's irons throughtout and best sounding paper-in-oil caps and silver-wiring inside - 4/8/16 ohm taps, using those soooo special 6CB5A tubes true "300B sound" and handy, still "cheap" tubes and coming with a full spare set of boxed, N.O.S. tubes - 220V - great, great 8 WATT amp, superb for horns and broadband, single speakers;

- A & E Technical Research ECN-5 - 5-ways active/electronic crossover - 6 db/octave - to be used as 2-3-4 (as I'm still doing now, using it in my Gotorama system) and 5 ways - 230V Made in Japan - superb sound;

- Jolida JA-300 integrated amp using 300Bs triodes and 274A-like (5R4GT) rectifiers... a 35 kilos beast, gorgeous look and sound, with remote control, original double boxes and papers - 220V - (proudly) made in China:-):

- Marantz 7C tube pre-amp from the '60s with six "Diamond/Smooth plate" N.O.S. Telefunken ECC-83 100 % unmodified/original, as built by Saul Marantz and Sidney Smith + wooden case + original papers - truly seldom seen 220V original!!!!!;

- Garrard 301 "White Whale" - butter-white platter in matching white birch-plinth, ready for any 12 inches arm - coming with a red thick felt-mat;

- Slate plinth for Garrard 301 in Ferrari "Giallo Modena" (bright yellow) - gorgeous one-of-a-kind 45 kilos custom-made plinth;

- Marantz 10B tube-tuner, the "Rolls-Royce" of tuners from the '60s + wooden case + fully original/unmodified/serviced, perfectly working, with original papers - 117V;

- McIntosh C-22 '60s classic pre-amp - undented, unscratched, perfectly working - ex-117V U.S. voltage, professionally converted to 230V many years ago - a truly lush, sexy piece of gear;

- Studer B-67 rare High-Speed open - reel tape recorder, VU-meter version, 3 speeds: 7,5/15/30 i.p.s., with original orange (thick) user's manual/schematics;

- EMT 997 "Banana" 12 inches arm, N.O.S. in original wooden-box complete with ALL accessories (weights, 2 x arm-rests and papers) - EMT "diamond" mount for TSD15 cartridge - five bare-wires original;

- Ortofon RMG-309i 12 inches arm, original box and papers w/8N Ortofon blue cable;

- IVIE IE-30 Real Time Analyzer, complete in original briefcase, with class A microphone and ALL accessories, a brand-new set of genuine spare IVIE's batteries and Ivie IE-20 Pink and White noise-generator - both with original 117/220V power supplies/batteries chargers - top conditions and not comparable with any other shitty computer analyzer - the one! ;

- Vintage, early 60's original Ortofon SPU-A "Green label" - square bakelite headshell with "leaf" cantilever and vertical BIIIG magnet - the one sought-after and revered by Ken Shindo-san - with original butter-white/red inner box - extremely rare;

- EMT 930st top-plate, engraved/old EMT logo at lower right-side, original early '60s "bakelite" grey-hammertone with ALL silk-screens in good shape, unrepaired, only some small spots on paint - good for restoring/overhauling a lesser EMT 930st... very rare!;

- nicely hand-made 3,5 W liquid, smooth sounding stereo tube-amp based on Western Electric 421A (5998) undirectly-heated double triode, plus 2 x 6SJ7 drivers/5R4GT rectifier - sold with three spare tubes, N.O.S./boxed, original WE 421A, quite rare and expensive in this as-new conditions - 220V - great, little amp for tweeter in multi-amped horn-system;

- Mitch Cotter/Verion Mk II MC transformer/step-up with original built-in silver cables;

- Mijayima Labs. Shilabe Otono MC cartridge brand-new, in double wooden/carton box, ebony body, Shibata tip diamond - hand-made in Japan;

- Mijayima Labs. ETR-800 MC step-up, selectable low and high impedance, brand-new;

- Bang & Olufsen CD-5500 design-friendly CD-player, Philips TDA-1541 DAC, superbly sounding;

- Allnic Verito Z brand-new MC cartridge - hand-made in South Korea;

- Lumiere DST, brand-new MC-cartridge, hand-made in Japan - unused - superb!;

- Garrard 301 white in natural finish, oiled slate plinth, overhauled, serviced;

- EMT 930st w/EMT 155st RIAA, EMT/Ortofon RMA-229 and EMT TSD-15 conical tip cartridge, original 45 r.p.m. bakelite adapter, grey hammertone "Shindo" bronze clamp, Dusch's 45 kilos seismic-base and silk-screened heavy glass-platter - Made in Germany, mega-rare vintage Beyer/EMT DT-48 monitor earspeakers, plexiglas dust-cover, original user-manual, lot of spares (strobo neon-light, spare spindle bearing, different arm-lift for EMT 929 arm, original plastic/felt platter, brake-assembly, stainless-steel arm-well for Fidelity Research FR64-S' mounting... and 500 cc original spindle-oil can);

- BEYER TR/BV 351015006 MC transformer in Hammond alu box - nicely matching and sounding with EMT TSD-15 and, most of all, with Denon DL-103;

- custom-made cartridges display/holder, dust-proof, made in plexiglas: black base and see-through clear plexiglas cover, good for 6 cartridges and headshells - elegant and useful for carts collectors - two available;

- Nagra IV-S with QGB large-spools motor, alu flight-case, Power-supplies and accessories, cables, original Nagra's NAB and cine adapters, etc. - museum quality, perfect sounding/recording;

- Fidelity Research FR-64-S "Silver wires inside" 10-inches arm, no original box, perfect for EMT 930st mounting;

... also more goodies available - mostly speakers, all in top conditions - ( i.e. '50s Westrex 2080-A 15" woofers 16 ohm/Philips 9710 Alnico/RCA MI-9584 1,5" drivers 15 ohm + original metal theatre horns adapters/Emilar 1" 8 ohm drivers/Altec 15" 803A woofers 16 ohm and 420A Biflex 15" 8 ohm/JBL 2420 1" - high-drivers and original "sound-barrier" horn - 16 ohm/Isophon 22 cm Alnico/original N.O.S. Saba "green" mids and highs pairs and several baffles for wide-band and bass-enclosures for 15" woofers)... if the case, pls drop a line at:


Will send hi-res pixes of any item to anyone interested enough... only be (a little) patient;-)

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