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Item Condition: used - excellent condition for age
Shipping Options: Pickup available and you can audition.,Shipping is available at agreed cost.
Suburb or Town: Tura Beach
State: New South Wales
Payment Method: Paypal F&F, EFT
Reason for selling: Not being used. Downsizing and rationalising

Further information:

Does 1972 make it vintage in the hi-fi world? It must at least come close.¬†ūüôÉ

 

It is sounding great and looking fantastic for its age. I found it a little hard to come up with a fair price as it is not often listed and I would guess that there are not many around these days. However, I am prepared to entertain reasonable offers. Parcel Post with insurance to most of Australia will be around $50-$60 but I can confirm that before purchase with a destination postcode.

 

This turntable is made in France. Some info suggests it was made by Era but other info suggests it was a Sonab or joint venture factory. It definitely looks Euro-styled which is part of its attraction.

 

It is quite well engineered with a 3-point suspension and removable platter revealing a sub-platter which sits on a bearing assembly mounted on a floating sub-chassis.

It has an unusual arm with a fairly unique design.

The headshell slides out (a bit like an older Dual) allowing for reasonably straightforward cartridge replacement.

The auto-stop function works perfectly, stopping the motor as the needle tracks into the end groove. There is no lift off or return on this model's auto function.

I fitted an unused Audio Technica OEM cartridge from a Denon turntable which will be something like an AT3600/AT91 with a spherical stylus and a lift-up stylus guard.

I also replaced the signal cables a while back with some Monitor PC Silver HiFlex cables with basic gold-plated rca plugs which I had at the time.

The belt is good, all functions work, and the turntable is complete.

 

I have polished the lid and it has come up quite well with the usual polishing swirls. Still a couple of deeper marks that will require more elbow grease than I possess.

 

Here is a bit of technical info/specs -

 

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sonab_55s_55s_01.html

 

I will make some suitable packaging for shipping if pick-up isn't viable (I have packed and repacked a lot of turntables during my previous life in the hi-fi industry). I can organise safe shipping/delivery to the Canberra region and around the Bega Valley by negotiation. Total price including packing/shipping/delivery open to discussion.
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