Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Sam Cogley, Jun 30, 2011.
Yet another 750 turntable.
There are currently 3 listed.
and another 412
... And a 530... These things are a dime a dozen!
I came across these carts in a box of old stuff....
They are screwed to the boards in there original cases, I don't know if they are unused or not..the 230 cantilever looks a bit corroded but the sm-1 still has all the case goodies inside like brand new.
Can you "Fairchild Freaks" tell me anything about these or value?
That XP-2 is real rare one.
That SM-1 has me drooling.
You aren't the only one, Sam.
Ed, do you think they are new carts, or just very clean? Oops, I just read the post...
$2k worth of carts - nice!
ALL Fairchild cartridges are rare,valuable and sought after. N.O.S versions even more... and a N.O.S boxed XP-2 (a very limited production eXPerimental improved version of the 220XP) is the holy grail of all Fairchild cartridges. This one alone could reach $1k if put on the well-know auction site. Your "box of old stuff" looks more like a treasure chest...
Thank you for the excellent info, there is some ESL-ortofon mono goodness as well, but this is the Fairchild thread....
WOW! FAIRCHILD, ESL, ORTOFON ... looks you're sitting on a gold mine. (BTW, ESL cartridges and tonearms were actually made by ORTOFON and especially selected/upgraded for the US market, their "Concert" series are very highly rated and sought after)
Well, imagine that...I have a "Concert series" cart also!
Fairchild 280A arm with 220-A and GE VR-RPX cartridges: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201996099200
530A turntable: http://www.ebay.com/itm/192253547704
Another 412-1. They've been popping out of the woodwork lately. No affiliation.
There are a bunch of Fairchild Cartridges on e bay!
Are these yours ? If yes you should have listed them with international shipping option (Don't use ebay's GSP !). Most highest bidders for these old cartridges are located overseas (mainly asia) and these are small lightweight easy to pack/ship items. Restricting to U.S only will substantially limit yout chances to get the most $$$'s out of these rare items.
so did anyone here snag those 275's now sold on the bay?
Crazy hackjob 412 turntable
Anyone here get this crazy deal? I was so tempted, but knew my marriage wouldn't survive it, even at this price. Drool.
Wow - that went for cheap! Sell the tonearm, and it's almost free.
I saw the listing, but didn't watch it.
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