|I buy Vintage Audio made by Akai,
Teac, Sony, Tascam, Pioneer, Sansui, Marantz, Fostex, Kenwood, and
during the 70's - 80's. Any condition - let me know what you
have! Here is what I am usually looking for:
Pioneer - RT707,
Akai - Most of the 'GX'
series, 4000DB MII
Tascam/Teac - X1000,
X2000, A-2340, A-3340 etc.
Any Metal reels, 7 or
Any NAB 10.5 inch hub
Parts machines and
accessories like remotes and mixers.
Any reel to reel
tape, used or unused.
I'm not interested in
any cheap plastic recorders that were sold in the 60's-80's and
retailed for $10-$50.
What are your terms for purchasing equipment?
I want to see pictures from all angles before deciding
on whether I want to purchase or not. The seller then sends me
the unit for inspection after we've agreed on a price. If the
unit is as described, I cut a check for the unit and any shipping
costs. Typical time to examine the equipment and cut a check is
10 business days. This time is based on my workload so don't
expect a check the day I get your equipment.
I generally don't send out money prior to the sale as I
have no way of insuring that the unit or person actually exists.
NOTE: I will reimburse shipping both ways if the item is as described
but I turn it down for some reason. This has never happened as I
always know what I'm buying if I get the pictures and descriptions
that I want.
I also trade equipment for items I want. Both
sides pay their respective shipping costs.
I mainly look for large vintage amplifiers with
lots of power (40 - 300 watts/channel) although clean units with
15-30 watts/channel are fine. Parts machines welcome.
The years 1969- 1982 are the years I primarily look for although
newer high-power units are welcome.
Amplifiers,Preamps,Tuners and Receivers
KR series, KR-9600
- "Silver Pioneer" - 1976 - 1980
7070, 8080, 9090 and the 'G' Series like the G-9000, G22000,
Series like the BA-F1, BA3000, BA5000 etc
department store brands like Realistic, Silvertone, Sears, Tandy
etc, or low wattage units (under 15 watts) unless they are tube
units. No console tube stereos unless you're willing to gut
the electronic chassis out of the console.
vacuum tubes New Old Stock (NOS) or tested good. I'm interested
primarily in tubes that are used in audio and am/fm applications.
TV tubes can be part of the mix if it's in bulk but I generally
don't purchase TV tubes by themselves. If you're not sure what you
have, send me a list (when I request it) and I'll let you know if
you have what I'm looking for. If your dad was a TV repairman, he
probably had a big folding case full of replacement tubes. Those
cases ship nicely.
don't expect to get near the listed selling prices I have here.
You have to understand that I put 8 - 20 hours into each unit
prior to sale, invest money in materials and parts and offer a
warranty with the unit. Most private sales to me will be about 30%-50%
of my list price (depending on condition) unless it's something unusual or rare.
(Some rebuilders give only 20% of what they'll sell it for).
I'll ask you how much you want and if it's fair, we'll make a