It's Beautiful!!!! But for $1000

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  1. Jody Thornton

    Jody Thornton Just Enjoying the Music

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  2. Nashou66

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    Thats $ 821.78 USD :D

    Nashou
     
  3. MurrayLives

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    I'd do that. Those Empire's are so awesome in person.
     
  4. Jody Thornton

    Jody Thornton Just Enjoying the Music

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    Oh I know - I've seen it. But even at a retailer two years ago, I saw an Empire for $400 I think. $1000 seems steep!
     
  5. turnitdown

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    It IS purty
     
  6. NoTransistors

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    That is the last Empire model. If the headshell insert is good [I believe that an ebayer in California makes a quality replacement], the end-of-record lift works and the gold finish is still attractive, then $1,000 Canadian is more than a fair price.
     
  7. freQ(*)Oddio

    freQ(*)Oddio Riding Eternal Tracks on a Hot Wired Train . Subscriber

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    you dont see them that clean, with the gold not pitting, none i have seen look that nice.
     
  8. Montycat

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    This is bound for Dollars & Sense. ;)

    But, I did sell a Troubadour 598 III a few years ago for $750.
     
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  9. audio-ed

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    They are a stunningly beautiful turntable. The piece that holds the head shell on the tonearm is the weakest link. Mine was broken when I bought it and I had to graft a 4 pin plug onto the tonearm .
     
  10. AudioJag

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    Isn't the price of this Troubadour commensurate with an antique vintage quality item that belongs in a museum ;-)

    Just teasing........ !
     
  11. mjw21a

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    Stunning. I've always listed over these tables though in reality I need no more tables.
     
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  12. RichPA

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    I used to have one, and I'd certainly consider it worth that in the condition it appears to be in, especially if the often-fussy electronic cueing controls work.
     
  13. willyrover

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    He should have listed it at $999. That does look like an exceptional example though.
     
  14. pdm4606

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    It is worth exactly what you pay for it and not a penny more.
    If the "gold" coating is in good shape it may be an anomolie. The one I had was all pitted and ugly when I got rid of it.
    Over time moisture affected it.
     
  15. CT_Ohio

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    Saw a Linn LP12 turntable on CL tonight... also very attractive. $1595 US. I haven't done vinyl in years so all this is sticker shock to me.
     
  16. LesE

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    The 698 is a very nice turntable. I’ve owned one for the last 6 years and as was mentioned before, the plastic headshell mount is very delicate and tends to break off easily. When that happens, you are facing either a difficult repair or a tonearm replacement. While this looks like an excellent example, $1000 CAD sounds more like an eBay price to me.
     
  17. MarZutra

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    Sadly, the fellow won't offer shipping....
     
  18. markshan

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    Nothing wrong with that price. He will get it.
     
  19. hionfi

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    He might get his price but that's alot for that table.
     
  20. willyrover

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    ....without the risk of having it arrive smashed to bits.
     

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