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For Sale The greatest of em all!! Technics SP10 MK2 Direct Drive Turntable Deck

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reubensm

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Hi all,

As promised, up for sale, is my second Technics SP10 MK2 Direct Drive Turntable. This turntable was purchased by me in the United States over a year ago and has been one of my primary decks. The history is that this one was purchased by the original owner from a recording studio in the early 2000s and he got it professionally refurbished by Technics experts, and brought up to factory specs. The refurbishment included a fresh coat of paint, complete recapping with high-tolerance capacitors, LED strobe and calibration to factory specs. In short, this turntable is the closest I could get to owning a brand new SP10 MK2.

The reason for letting this magnificent legend go is that I am currently in the process of upgrading and need the funds. Upgrades at the higher end can get mighty expensive.

Condition: The turntable is in near mint condition with some minor signs of wear. These are not very noticeable unless you look at the turntable with a very critical eye. I would say, 9/10.

Here the primary details:

Deck: Technics SP10 MK2 (made in Japan), with cabling
Platter Mat: OEM Technics SP10 MK2
Powersupply: OEM Technics SH-10E with cabling (its a 220volts model which is fully refurbished and recapped in Australia. I had 2 with my earlier SP10 mk2)
45 rpm Adaptor: OEM Technics SP10 MK2 aluminium 45 rpm puck
Note: more details on the machine specs are easily available over the internet

Also included are what remains after trading my other SP10 MK2:

Remote: OEM Technics SH-10R remote, matching one for SP10 Mk2
Tonearm: Syntec S220 (Also called Sedco S220)
Cartridge: Stanton 500 Moving Magnetic
Stylii: 890 AL (5 nos, 1 on cartridge and 4 spare in new condition) in original case
Interconnects: OEM Syntec S220 tonearm cabling, with RCAs and groundwire
Phonostage: Sedco BA-3c broadcast phonostage with mono block design, with independent level, bass and treble controls
Phonostage Powersource: I have always used a battery powersource for this phonostage but will provide its original Sedco PS-1 regulated powersupply unit at no extra cost (actually I have no use for it once the phonostage is taken, hence including it).

The phonostage and its powersupply came from Australia, hence the Aussie mains plugs for 220volts. Also the phonostage is not in great cosmetic condition as it was probably stuffed under some electronics in the studio where it came from, however it is 100% perfect with its functionality.

Also included as a give-away:

A spare plinth (had 2 of these and one was used with the other SP10 Mk2) which was lying with me. It does have some wood damage, but I am including it as I have no use for it. I have converted my existing SP10 custom made plinth into a Garrard-compatible one. The new owner is advised to have a suitable plinth done up, and can use this plinth till such time. With some simple DIY, the wood damage can be easily repaired and this plinth itself can be put to good use.

Price:

Technics SP10 MK2s are highly sort after and specimens in similar condition cost over $5000 over the internet. I paid $3800 (USD) for the deck alone and a further $670 (AUD) for the powersupply. The rest all came as part of the other SP10 purchase.

My price for the SP10 Mk2 Motor (turntable) and powersupply is Rs.165,000/-. The rest what you see, like the SP10 remote, tonearm, phonostage, cartridge, styli and the plinth are included complimentary as I have no use for these and don't want to keep them lying around. The Stanton styli comes with its original Stanton case. Also please don't over quote to jump ahead in the queue. This is not a fair practice (you won't believe this, but this has happened to me before on the forum :) )

If you put together all that you see in the pictures, all you will need is a amplifier and a pair of speakers and you'll be all set.

Shipping:

The deck and all that comes with it will be securely packed and shipped anywhere across India. The platter and motor assembly will be securely fastened using a Technics locking system for transportation. There will be no additional cost of shipping.

Contact:

Please PM me with details of your interest. I am afraid I cannot drop any lower on the price as I have already included a huge discount and all the complimentary stuff. I have also received lots of interest from within and outside the forum as well. However prefer to let this go to one of our lucky FMs. Though there is substantial interest, from forum members, thought I'll put up the advert to even out the playing field.

Here are the pictures:



















Plinth:



View of the wood damage:



Underside of the Plinth:



Underside view of the wood damage:

 

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reubensm

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Surprised to see very little interest, some have enquired if the price can be reduced if only the deck and PSU are taken, some have enquired about the phonostage. Almost all these contacts have come via facebook (interestingly). Have a few buyers waiting outside the forum but after doing some due diligence, realized that they are mostly agents of resellers. Absolutely not ready to sell this piece to them.

Well, have an urgent need for some funds for an upgrade and want to retain my Garrards (as they were my father's dream and hence the Garrard attachment). Nevertheless, my mind is still not permitting me to let go of this piece as I can say for sure that I'll never come across one of these again as with the launch of the new SL1200, the price of SP10 MK2s in great condition have sky rocketed to upwards of $$7000

The phonostage is a professional one used in broadcast studios. I have one of these in mint condition (never used) which is currently in use with my 301. I don't have use for a second one, hence including this piece. Here is a pic of the inside:



As a special case, and in the true spirit of our forum, I welcome offers (please be fair and conscious of the fact that the SP10 is a professional broadcast turntable and not a regular mass-market turntable) from those who are genuinely interested. Yes, I am open to selling the deck and PSU separately (with the remote and 45 rpm puck / plinth will also be packed with it if asked for) but depending on what I get for it, I may decide to put a price on the other accessories included and sell them separately.
 
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Received some queries from FMs in touch with me. Just to clarify, I know that having only a turntable and plinth wont be enough, you need the rest of the stuff like the tonearm, cart, cables, etc to play music. That's why I have included all these and prefer not to break up the pack (these are included complimentary). Need some urgent funds for the next big project. Don't mind lowering the price but the new owner should be one who can appreciate high-end stuff.
 

reubensm

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Unfortunately did not receive any concrete offers from our forum, hence sold outside the forum at full price. The buyer from near-by Tamil Nadu was quite enthusiastic about turntables and we listened for nearly half a day. Bundled a SME 3009 with the rig instead of the Sedco S220 which somehow, I was quite keen to retain. Its quite an under rated arm but I found its tracking to be fantastic (sometimes even better than the SME 3009 V2 Improved, but only when painstakingly calibrated). Also retained the phono stage but gave away the new plinth which was handcrafted for the SP10. Thanks for looking and for the interest. Another SP10 Mk2 (NOS this time), is on the way to my rack. Closing the thread.
 
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