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Wanted!
Good quality or interesting gear for repair or refurbishment.

Equipment for sale
Here is a selection of vintage audio equipment which has my seal of approval. They have been lovingly refurbished and tested by myself and are all interesting and good quality pieces - I wouldn't bother otherwise! Shipping for most items from Auckland is $20 - $40 to NZ only. 1 month guarantee.

Turntables
All turntables serviced and tested for perfect operation of all features. Lubricated, bearings adjusted, usually new stylus and belt. They all sound very good with perfect tracking, speed accuracy/stability and quiet motors.

If you are thinking of buying a new turntable, a refurbished vintage unit will provide more style and substance with often better performance. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Any general questions or to arrange viewing email me at sales@retrotronics.co.nz

Dual 505 Belt Drive Turntable

German semi auto deck from 1983. Has all the ingredients needed for good quality sound. Accurate speed, quiet drive system, good low friction arm, heavy platter and good isolation. Refurbished with new belt, cover, cables, cartridge and stylus.
Excellent condition.

Collect only
Dual 505 Belt Drive Turntable
$340   enquire

Thorens TD-115 Audiophile Turntable

Known for a very advanced suspension mechanism. 4 flat springs, the motor belt and a second belt all work in harmony to float the platter and arm.

Manual start, auto stop and lift. Optional full manual.

Fully restored with new belt, cartridge, stylus and cover. Sadly the custom cover does not work with the hinges and has to be lifted off. Apart from that it's near mint and looks like new.

Made in Germany
Collect only
Thorens TD-115 Audiophile Turntable
$480   enquire

Garrard Zero 100sb Belt Drive Turntable

This is the legendary and controversial dual pivot model made in England in the 70s. The zero stands for zero tracking error. Has a novel arm with an extra moving rod for optimal geometry. This is the superior 2 speed belt drive model.
Full auto operation, optional manual start and lift.
The clear acrylic cube at the arm base incorporates a side counter as a reminder to clean or replace the stylus.
Upgraded with new cartridge, cabling and connectors. Working well.
Cabinet has a few chips, chassis is near mint, unused and spotless. This is the best one of these I have seen.


Collect from Kingsland only
Garrard  Zero 100sb Belt Drive Turntable
sold   

Clarion Direct Drive Turntable

Massive wood body fully manual system made in Japan. Drive motor very similar to early Technics and Denon. Heavy platter with strobe markings for the bright orange neon strobe lamp. Arm is a very nice audiophile type with ball bearings, separate lifter etc. Refurbished and set up nicely with new Ortofon 2M Red cartridge/stylus and upgraded with new gold RCA connectors.

Collect only
Clarion Direct Drive Turntable
$520   enquire

Goldring GR1 Audiophile Turntable

Fully manual minimalist deck in the style of Rega/Project. Mains synchronous motor, belt drive and Rega arm. Upgraded with new cartridge/stylus and heavy rubber mat. Working perfectly in near mint condition.

Made in England.
Goldring GR1 Audiophile Turntable
$380   enquire

NAD 5120 Audiophile Turntable

Nice example of this simple and compact belt drive model from England.
Very easy to use, has one twist knob to start rotation and lower the arm. Auto lifts and shuts off at the end of play.
Fully refurbished with new belt, cartridge, stylus. All moving parts cleaned and lubed. Working nicely in very good condition.

3 Month Warranty
NAD 5120 Audiophile Turntable
$320   enquire