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Nakamichi turntable

Discussion in 'Interesting eBay auctions' started by robbyd, Sep 15, 2021.

  1. robbyd

    robbyd pfm Member

  2. Nero

    Nero Call me 'Goose'

    How does that extra arm thingy work? Is that something to do with the centering? Will have to have a look at TVK. Damn the Japs for running on 110V. I'd love to buy some of their esoteric kit.
  3. Dandy

    Dandy pfm Member

    The extra arm drops onto the run-out groove of the record and measures the eccentricity. The platter is then stopped at an appropriate place and the floating glass mat is nudged by a rounded pin (if there was a glass mat - it's missing on this TT!). This process repeats until it's central
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  4. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    Blimey , That's a brave buy for a TT that only just work's , and has bit's missing .
  5. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    The buttons not working? Probably not a big issue.

    However, the glass platter (which is one of the key parts of the self-centering mechanism) missing? Er, yes, that's a problem!

    Needs a zero knocked off the end of the price.
  6. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

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  7. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    It's probably 100 Volts as well from the " Std Japanese Plug " discription
  8. colasblue

    colasblue pfm Member

    Is there anybody in the UK that can service this? Is there any chance of getting a replacement glass platter?

    If the answers are no and no then it's pretty much a non starter I'd have thought at any price.
  9. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    B&W were service agents but stopped a year or so ago , So you are on your own with it , I would imagine parts are like rocking horse poo'p

    B&W closed in July 2020
  10. mikeyb

    mikeyb pfm Member

    The price reflects how poorly it is, I've seen them 3 times this price.
  11. Taff63

    Taff63 pfm Member

    Now accepting offers - not surprised with chunks missing and what's there isn't in great shape either.
  12. colasblue

    colasblue pfm Member

    asking or fetching?

    A fully working one failed to get any bids at USD10,000 (GBP 7200) and a working one with very poor photographs got USD8,000
  13. colasblue

    colasblue pfm Member

    He needs to get it fixed up. If it can't be fixed up then it's essentially worthless.
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  14. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    It's in Prague, Czech Republic, so it will also be hit with Import Duties into the UK.

    Even if the needed parts can be sourced, it still needs a major service, calibration and setup. It might need to go outside of the UK for that. At the asking price, it seems far too much of a risk to me. It could be a good buy at a much lower price for someone who already owns the same deck to use as spares.

    The seller seems to sell mostly computer hardware, so I expect the TT might have been part of a job lot buy. He might feel he has hit the jackpot if he can get a good sale.

    I would like to hear a good working one!
  15. James46

    James46 The Crystal Method

    Worth half of what he is asking, assuming you van get the platter made up.
  16. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    Just as a point of reference, I paid half that for mine around 5 years ago, which was in perfect working order and absolutely mint (and still is, in case you’re wondering, Dandy!)

  17. Dandy

    Dandy pfm Member

    Never doubted it :)
  18. Paul L

    Paul L coffee lounge for me

    Love the effort he has made with the description, looks like an inspiration for Harry Enfield’s ‘I saw you coming’

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