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[IC] SME 20/3 TT, V arm, AQ WEL, & Koetsu Red T

Discussion in 'classifieds' started by alan967tiger, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    Hello
    This is an IC on my vinyl rig, which I’m considering selling. I’d prefer to sell as a complete rig.

    The 20/3 (SN is 087) and V arm (white print) I bought used last summer.

    I bought the Koetsu Red T (standard) from Analogue Seduction in Sept. 18 for £2348 (invoice included). It has done 188 hrs as of today (I log each LP).

    I bought the Audioquest WEL signature tonearm cable from Audio Emotion in Sept. 18 - RRP is £3599.

    Whilst I have the boxes for all items, I’d prefer the buyer to visit my home in Middlesbrough where you can inspect and demo the rig - NB. I have a headphones only system.

    I’m looking for £11K which is a fair bit less than I paid - RRP on this rig is £18500.
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    Thanks
    Alan
     
  2. jamington2004

    jamington2004 pfm Member

    Hi Alan - didn’t take you long to get back to high end levels then? ;)

    Buy with confidence everyone - I bought Alan’s Basis a couple of years back and it was a super transaction!
     
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  3. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    Thanks Jamie, hope you're well.
     
  4. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    I’ll be looking to downsize to a TT/arm and cart. valued at £1500. Let me know what you have pls if you’re interested.
     
  5. mickyricky

    mickyricky pfm Member

    If it helps the sale Alan ,I’m off to Kegworth this weekend and can take it there safely if it’s sold and agreeable to the buyer
     
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  6. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    That's very kind of you, Micky, thanks:)
     
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  7. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    SME have just increased their prices, the 20/3 with white print V is now £15075.

    I'll split the rig and I'd be looking for:
    20/3 with V (no arm cable) - £8000
    20/3 with V and AQ WEL arm cable - £9500
    If I had a buyer for the 20/3 and V, then I'd offer the Koetsu for £1375.

    FYI, I'm not selling to upgrade; I'm trying to help my step-daughter out:)

    Thanks
    Alan
     
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  8. Laurie Saunders

    Laurie Saunders The Full Half-Hour

    Hi Alan

    I have a 20/3 myself....super turntable
    Mine with a Graham Phantom 2/ lyra helikon/lyra titan i
    I shall not be replacing it

    Really like the look of the lamp in your pic...
    Presumably LED

    Please where can I obtain such a lamp

    Laurie
     
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  9. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

  10. Laurie Saunders

    Laurie Saunders The Full Half-Hour

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  11. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Alan, is the V the same vintage as the 20/3? I see you are selling with arm and TT packaging, do you have all the arm tools? Ta.
     
  12. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    Hello and thanks for your question; I meant to post info on the V.

    I noticed that there was no serial number on the box. I took the arm off and checked the base and again, it has no SN. I've just had an email from Brian Laker @ SME who has confirmed that the arm would've been a dealer demo model. It is not possible to date the arm, sorry. It's in very good physical cond. and works properly.

    It comes with the manual, ball ended hex wrench, HTA key and VTA screw.
     
  13. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    I meant to add that I'll consider reasonable offers esp. for the whole rig.
    I'm thinking of a Rega P6 with Ania or P8 so let me know what you have:)
     
  14. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    Correction: the 20/3 is SN 097, manufactured in Feb. 2012.
     
  15. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    I have requested a best offer from a dealer; please let me know if you’re interested in my rig and we can perhaps negotiate the price:)
     
  16. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    I'd sell the complete rig for £8500 to be paid by BT on collection.
    This is a very good saving on the current list price of £21K.
     
  17. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    To the top:)
     
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  18. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    Saturday bump:)
     
  19. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    OK, after chatting with my wife, I've decided to keep the SME 20/3, V and Koetsu. I'll try to sell my Finite Elemente stand and AQ WEL cable.
     
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  20. jamington2004

    jamington2004 pfm Member

    Yay that’s good news Alan :)
     
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