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[FS] Dual 701 fully automatic direct drive turntable

Discussion in 'classifieds' started by montesquieu, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. montesquieu

    montesquieu pfm Member

    My old black-plinthed Garrard 401 has made its way back to me for use in my second system, so I’m selling my Dual 701. The 701 was Dual’s top of the line model on its release, and hides some high-end technology underneath its conventional-looking exterior. The tonearm is surprisingly capable too. This one arrived with me as a 120v model and despite using the step-down transformer that came with it the power supply lasted for only 90 seconds before fading away. Power supply failure is common with these models, but since I liked what I heard in those 90 seconds, I took it to John Caswell who serviced the power supply and also converted the mains transformer to 240v. It’s now running perfectly and the buyer can have confidence that this 701 won’t suffer from power supply failure any time soon.

    From my small collection of classic MMs I fitted a Pickering V15 cartridge on it, this has an original Pickering elliptical stylus on it, which itself is somewhat rare. The lid is complete and in very good condition (very few marks or scratches) though there is a small crack on the back that doesn’t seem to affect it in normal use.

    The Dual comes with the original box and a clutch of paperwork including the original manual. I hate shipping turntables though so this is collection only, price £200 which is crazy cheap for a turntable of this capability. Some enterprising individuals have transplanted the Dual direct drive motor and platter into separate plinths along the lines of Lenco builds - I thought about this but I’m too lazy, the results seem to be worth the effort though.

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