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Rare Kenwood KD-650 Turntable for Sale!

Turntable lovers, here is a rare opportunity to purchase this stunning, rare Kenwood KD-650 direct-drive turntable.

That’s correct, these stunning decks almost never come up for sale. This superb Kenwood KD-650, in original condition, has been restored, serviced and is ready for her next owner to enjoy.

UPDATE – Sold in less than 24 hours to a very lucky new owner!

Have a look at what you can get new for around $1750 and compare it to this superb piece of Japanese engineering from the golden era.

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The Kenwood KD-650 is 15kg of metal, synthetic concrete, acrylic and computer-controlled motor. She plays records superbly, as one would expect of a deck like this and of course, sonically and build-wise, it crushes new decks at this price point. Plus, decks like this have real vintage cred and audio goodness that new stuff will never have.

Check out the For Sale page for more details and feel free to contact me with questions.

Liquid Mike

As a kid, I cherished my Tandy 200-in-1 electronics project lab, Dick Smith electronics kits, my Dad's hi-fi and my own first proper system. Later, I created Liquid Audio to help keep classic hi-fi gear alive and well. Our mission: to deliver TLC for classic Japanese, American and European hi-fi stereo equipment.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Matt

    I have always wanted a Kenwood direct drive marble base turntable. Do you know of any more for sale?

    1. Liquid Mike

      Hi Matt, yes these are lovely decks and I specialise in this sort of equipment. My personal KD-600 is coming up for sale but I think that one is spoken for. I’ll let you know if I think of any others that might be looking for a new home..!

  2. Ingemar

    I own a kenwood kd 650,I don’t know what it is worth?It
    Works great playing records all the time

    1. Liquid Mike

      Hi, great to see another KD-600/650 owner out there. I can’t say what yours is worth as this depends on condition, cartridge fitted, your local market, service history etc, but these classic machines are becoming more and more collectible. I suggest holding on to it!

  3. Erwd

    I have a Kd650 with the stock tonearm. Does anyone know what the effective mass of the tonearm is? I’m trying to determine cartridge compliance matching and the manual doesn’t given any details on tonearm mass.

    1. Liquid Mike

      Hi Erwd, your comment went into spam for some reason so my apologies for the delayed reply. The 650 arm can be considered medium-mass for most cartridge matching purposes. Cartridges with moderate compliance work well and there are a few I’ve found and fit for my customers that work really well. Measuring resonant frequency with a test record is always the best way to go of course. Feel free to get in touch via my contact form if you have specific questions or if you’d like my recommendations based on having worked on many of these lovely turntables and having fitted many different cartridges to them!

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