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Check out the latest cartridges and headshells for sale @ Liquid Audio!
I’ve just added four very nice cartridges and headshells for sale, on consignment. Each item is tested/inspected and priced to sell. Contact me for more information on anything you see here.
First up, we have a lovely Denon DL-103R moving coil cartridge. This cartridge has very low hours (approximately 20 hours) and presents like new, with box and papers. Current retail on these is $449USD. This near perfect example can be yours for just $295AUD.
“This true classic, which has been in production since I got into this hobby in the mid-70s, must be counted among audio’s most remarkable values.”
Stereophile Recommended Component 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
Denon DL-103R Phono Cartridge Specifications:
– Type: Moving coil
– Output voltage: 0.25mV
– Frequency response: 20Hz-45kHz
– Output impedance: 14 ohms
– Channel balance @ 1kHz: < 1db
– Channel separation @ 1kHz: 25dB
– Stylus tip: 0.02 mm special round solid diamond
– Compliance: 5 x 10-6 cm/dyne
– Recommended tracking force: 2.5 +/- 0.3g
– Color: Black
– Weight: 8.5 g
– Recommended load resistance: 100 ohms or more
Next up, we have a gorgeous Ortofon LH-9000 headshell. This is probably the best headshell Ortofon makes for sensible money and has a retail price of 189EURO. Comes in box, with original headshell wires. Priced at just $145.
- Universal mount
- Magnesium with carbon fiber
- Weight – 16.8 grams
- Mounting distance – min 38 mm, max 46 mm
- High Purity Copper headshell leads (LW-7N) included
Next, we have another headshell, a lovely Audio Technica AT-LH13/OCC. This is a very nice headshell, also like new, in box, with headshell wires. Yours for just $95.
- 13g adjustable headshell manufactured from TechniHard™ material
- Adjustable overhang and adjustable azimuth (tilt)
- Threaded headshell avoiding in use of nuts when fitting cartridge
- 7 pairs of installation screws (3mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12 mm and 14mm)
- Attached with PCOCC quad wires
A 13g adjustable headshell manufactured from TechniHard™ material, complete with AT6101 quad wire. The AT-LH13/OCC has an adjustable overhang and adjustable azimuth, as well as internal headhsell threads to avoid the use of nuts when fitting cartridges.
Finally, this stunning Ortofon MC Rohmann statement moving coil cartridge. Like new, with box and papers, but sadly missing stylus and cantilever after a cleaning mishap by the owner. This can be rebuilt by Ortofon, Soundsmith or Garrott Bros. Priced at $195.
This was a premium cartridge from Ortofon, built to celebrate Ortofon’s former managing director, in honour of his many years of service.
This cartridge body is milled from a solid block of aluminium and the dark blue anodized body exploits aluminum’s special damping characteristics to suppress resonance. The slim-line Nude Orto-Line diamond ensures flawless tracking of even the most dynamic passages.
MC Rohmann conveys the full range of detail and subtle nuance, even when a powerful brass section competes with the fine nuances of quieter instruments such as the flute or harpsichord. Recommended load: 100 Ohms or more.
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. – 0,25 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz – < 1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz – > 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz – > 15 dB
Frequency range at – 3dB – 20-55.000 Hz
Frequency response – 20-20.000 Hz ± 2 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force – 80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral – 12 µm/mN
Stylus type – Nude “Orto Line”
Stylus tip radius – r/R 4,5/100 µm
Tracking force range – 2,2-2,7 g (22-27 mN)
Tracking force, recommended – 2,5 g (25 mN)
Tracking angle – 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance – 6 Ohm
Recommended load impedance – > 10 Ohm
Cartridge body material – Aluminium, milled from solid block
Cartridge colour – Royal blue
Cartridge weight – 9 g
Here we have a superb hi-fi / home cinema subwoofer, built some years ago by yours truly. Just $795.
This is a sealed subwoofer using several excellent design elements. Firstly, the enclosure is made from 25mm MDF, so it’s extremely solid. This sub is essentially inert and the cabinet solidity really contributes to that.
Secondly, it uses the outstanding Peerless XLS 12 long-stroke subwoofer driver. This was an audiophile-grade subwoofer driver used in many of the top subs from a few years ago.
Finally, it uses a very reliable, 200 watt RMS, Australian-made Redgum MOSFET linear amplifier. This is an excellent plate amp, and has been so popular, it’s still made by Redgum. It’s never missed a beat.
This is an awesome sounding sub, producing deep, clean, tight bass, only possible with a sealed design like this. It’s finished in real Jarrah veneer that I applied myself! I used the sub for many years before passing it on to a buddy of mine.
A commercial design approaching this level of build quality and performance would be well over 2K. She’s now up for sale and looking for a good new home. Be quick at just $795.
Next, we have a lovely old Marantz CD-52 Mark 2 CD player.
The Marantz CD-52 Mark 2 was one of the most widely acclaimed players at its price point. The CD-52 mark 2 was on sale from around 1993, following the huge success of the original CD-52. The mark 2 iteration featured Elna Silmic and Cerafine capacitors in critical areas and sounded quite a bit nicer than the original 52.
I’ve just serviced this old girl and cleaned the laser. She works very nicely and can be yours for just $275.
Also new for sale is this lovely TEAC PX-300 direct drive turntable.
The PX-300 is a very solid, proper made-in-Japan deck. The deck features a heavy, machined platter, stroboscopic speed indication and Japanese Audio Technica cartridge. She also has speed control fine-tuning and a thick, high-quality original factory platter mat.
I’ve just just completed a full service on her, also replacing the power cord, lead-out cable and installing a new stylus. This deck is ready for her new home and should be a reliable player for many years to come.
Great buying at just $375.