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Nice looking turntable, complete with MA707? arm.

 

Any idea what these sound like Michael? What do you reckon IS a fair price for these? $1500-$2000 in NZs limited market?

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I like how he said he knows what its worth...ha ha.Its worth what someone is willing to pay!

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...Its worth what someone is willing to pay!
Yes, I'm afraid so.  It does seem quite optimistic.

 

Not nearly as iconic as M-Seiki's RX air-bearing series. ...isn't someone here using one of these? (dexterg?)

 

 

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Hi Cliff,

 

It's been ages since I've heard a Micro BL

 

They are nothing like the stand alone motor heavyweights Owen mentioned.

 

I'd put a BL-91 somewhere between a Rega 3 and Linn LP12, probably closer to the Rega than Linn.

 

They are superbly built though, making the Rega and Linn look and feel like toys.

 

$1500-2000 for an absolute minter  would be my guess.

 

 

 

 

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…Its worth what someone is willing to pay!

 

Yes, I’m afraid so. It does seem quite optimistic. Not nearly as iconic as M-Seiki’s RX air-bearing series. …isn’t someone here using one of these? (dexterg?)

 

It is a bit of a buyers market in NZ.  Listing on Ebay usually means that buyers have to pay duty and shipping so the NZ option may unfortunately be best.

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started at 2k ...now he wants 3k but he will be sad to see it go!!!

 

Parhaps he should write script for Shortland St

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Interesting tonearm - which is not a MA-505 - it looks like a Micro Seiki MA-707.

 

This tonearm has that sliding weight on the wand, for adjusting the tonearm Effective Mass to suit a wider range of cartridges. Simple/clever idea. Otherwise, it looks like a lightweight design made for high compliance carts typically. Nothing like say one of the later heavyweight Fidelity Research or Kenwood arms of the era.

 

But the 16kg plinth might be the clincher ;)

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(trainspotter... ;) )

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Just further evidence of the engineering from those halcyon days of Japanese hifi, this is the Micro MA-505 MkIII tonearm, showing its extraordinary tracking weight & antiskating system using a non-aging, tungsten spring mechanism...

 

 

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(...however, still designed for high compliance cartridges)

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What a beautiful arm. An artist friend bought a mint Micro Seiki BL-71 at the Sallie Army shop in Keri Keri for $10. He is enjoying it in his studio, where it gets a lot of use.

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Start price upped to $3000! Oh dear, didn't sell, And some dissenting comments placed by others on the price rise.

 

I see that the seller has not sold anything else on TrMe aside from a set egg cups.

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I dunno chaps, a 'direct drive' mat - can't be too many of those around?

 

And speaking of audio hens teeth, I was reading about a 'butt stored' tone arm cable on TM yesterday: 'this has been stored in my but. I have upgraded'.

 

...I'd crack wise about bottom end extension - but I'm just not that low-brow...

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Nice scifi short film, I've watched it twice but still can't spot  the Micro Seiki anywhere.

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No idea if/why a copper mat would enhance playback - but I keep an open mind  ;)

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Theres a Micro Seiki AP M1 on sale now on Audiogon in the US that's never been used and he only wants 8k...that's plus fees thank you people

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Also on Audiogon, a BK-111 with copper platter.

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