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Old 8th August 2003, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default SME 3012 series 2 value?

Hi,

I'm thinking of making an offer to a colleague for one of these.
It's used, but boxed. Condition seems reasonable.
Is it a sensible buy, and what is a fair offer?
Any tips and comments welcome.

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Old 8th August 2003, 09:11 PM   #2
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Around $250
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Is it a sensible buy
Good arm. If your TT can support the length and you have low compliance carts. Effective mass with the standard perforated headshell is about 14g. Denon 103C's seem to be a good match, and I'm running a 103S in mine.
I like my later R version a lot and am looking forward to getting the bronze bearing kit for it.

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If you can get it for a good price, buy it.
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Old 8th August 2003, 11:45 PM   #4
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Thanks guys,

Peter,
I'll have to find a compromise between the value and how much I want to spend (which is less). That's the problem with buying from someone you know

Brett,
Thanks for the info, it's a starting point for me. I'll be looking for a cartridge next.


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Hi,

John,

Even if you happen to not like it eventually, it's still a very much sought after collectors item especially in Asia.

I'd offer a hundred quid if that doesn't break the bank, knowing quite well it can be sold for much more in the end.

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P.S. Note that Japanese customers are very demanding on having everything in its' original condition, even a silly box.
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John

If it uses the old 5-pin style connector be prepared to replace at least the miserable connecting cable. Ideally i would rewire it internally too.

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Old 9th August 2003, 09:57 AM   #7
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Thanks chaps,

I'll try for 100.

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I'll try for 100.
What are you thinking of putting it on/using it with?
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Old 9th August 2003, 11:00 AM   #9
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Hi Brett,

Another colleague is giving me a 401 in plinth with arm.
I was thinking of re-plinthing the 401 and chosing the best arm.

This is really funny, because a year ago I sold a 401 (in a marble plinth) that my son had been using as a TV stand, to pay his phone bill.

I know the 401 is an acquired taste, but as it's there, and I seen destined to have one....so be it.

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Old 9th August 2003, 11:10 AM   #10
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Hi,

You can do a lot worse than a Garrard 401....

MANUAL.

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