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Set of Jazz & Big Band musicological books with 23 individdual autographs, including FRANK SINATRA at his appearance in the Sabre Room on 5/13-16/76.  The Big Bands, Simon, 6th printing, 1969; American Dance Band Discograph 1917-1942, Rust, 1975; Jazz Records 1897-1942, Rust, 1970.  From the estate of the owner of one of Chicago's most prestigious hifi shops.   He was the sound man and  recorded many and had them autograph their mentions. Included are Bill Conte, Peanuts Hucko, Ray McKinley, Murray McEachern, Jack Leanard, Buddy Murrow in both his names, Spiegel Wilcox, and many more.

$1,000.00

UREI 565T, "Little Dipper" mono filter set.  Two notch filters, a low pass, and a high pass.  Shapes adjustable. the ultimate for restoration.  This is from the estate of one of Chicago's pioneer audio/pro-sound dealers.  Manual. Cosmetically very good and fully tested.   Two available.

$300.00

This is a pair of a DBX117 and a DBX119 in a modified mount.   This is from the estate of one of Chicago's pioneer audio/pro-sound dealers.  Cosmetically some scratches on the top back, works well and fully tested.

$150.00

dbx 120X Subharmonic Synthesizer.  This unit will recreate deep bass from harmonics of the lost bass.   It also can function as a 12dB/oct. subwoofer electronic crossover.  Complete with like-new operating manual. Cosmetically very good and fully tested.

$145.00

This Rek-O-Kut DEHISSER got damaged in shipment.  Its panel got bent, and we straightened it as best we could.  We then married it to a walnut case that got a corner dent, also in shipping.  We repaired it as best we could.  All in all, everything looks decent.  We warrantee it as new.

$180.00

Rek-O-Kut DEHISSER.  This unit was returned as not compatible with a system and has no cosmetic problems.  It removes hiss and noise from LPs, 78s, tape, you-name-it.  It also permits sophisticated groove-wall switching and has selectable rumble filter.  Regular $275.00

$180.00

Manual for Carver Professional PDR-10 Compact Disc Recorder.  The PDR-10 is essentially a Marantz CDR610.  Carver parts department only supplied the manual  in photocopy format and that is what we have here.  These are very difficult to find.

$15.00

Marantz CDR630 CD audio recorder.  Records and erases.  This is from the estate of one of Chicago's pioneer audio/pro-sound dealers.  Cosmetically very good and fully tested.  Includes remote control.  No manual.  See a review here.  Full specs here.

$250.00

Aluminum tape splicing blocks. The 1/4" and the 1/8" are sold.  There are two for 1/2" tape.    Both remaining are used but in quite usable condition.  One is 4.5" long and one is 5.75" long.  Your choice   Buy one at price on right or both for $25.00, shipping included.

$15.00

No-name tape head demagentizer. Good working condition, but with little ship in case.

$5.00

Crown International reel hold downs.  These are their later plastic kind, from the 1960's.  There are several available.    They will fit all Crowns up till the very last.  Not for NAB reels.  Price is for each, not the pair.

$25.00

Plastic NAB adapters.  Don't know the manufacturer, but will work with most machines, including crown.  Price is for the pair $30.00
Simple NAB adapters. These are sturdy made of brass and apparently have a petina.  They work best with spindles that utilize screw-in reel hold-downs, such as Crown International tape decks.  Price is for each, not the pair. $10.00
Set of NAB adapters for many tape decks. The fittings clamp onto the regular spindles and are held in place with clamping screws. The NAB adapters just turn on to tighten.  These were probably made for Magnacord PT-6 recorders (with extension arms) or for their larger models. $20.00

McIntosh MC-30 amplifier instruction manual with service schematics and measurements.  This is a photocopy on two sides obtained from McIntosh, many years ago.  8 pages.  They had no others to send out.

$10.25 ppd

McIntosh 20W-2 amplifier instruction manual with schematics and parts list.  This is a photocopy on single sides obtained from McIntosh, many years ago.  7 pages.  They had no others to send out.

$10.25 ppd

MR80 FM tuner service manual. This is a huge tome with many fold out schematics and all service alignment instructions.  It is a very well made, 2-sided photocopy with every page, schematic and fold out done well. It is 3/4" thick,  was very difficult to create, and was made from the original which cost $100.00 at the time.

$25.00 ppd

Electro-Voice 7300A Stereo Power Amplifier Owner's Operation An Service Manual.  This is a 21 page booklet in almost new Condition.  Included is an addendum with torn cover sheet.

$15.00 ppd

Alesis3630 Compressor Reference Manual.  This is a 20 page booklet in almost new condition.

$12.00 ppd

Alesis MidiVerb4 Reverence Manual.  Softcover book.  68 pages, including a 4 page insert of Preset Programs.  Excellent condition

$20.00 ppd

MARANTZ Professional Model PMD510 User Guide for Stereo Double Cassette Deck.  This is a 14 page booklet in almost new condition.

$12.00 ppd

Operator's Manual for an AKAI 4400 Stereo Convert-A-Deck.  This is a 1/4 track stereo open reel tape deck that used 7 inch reels.  18 pages.  Very good condition

$10.00

New, but  later, photocopied operating instructions for TASCAM 388 STUDIO 9 system.  Thick manual with approximately 70 pages and probably 30 large schematics.  It is 3/8 inch thick and sealed in cellophane.  From former pro-sound dealer.

$12.00

Operating instructions for TASCAM 388 STUDIO 9 system.  Thick manual with approximately 70 pages and probably 30 large schematics.  It is 1/2 inch thick and in little used condition.  It still looks almost new.  From former pro-sound dealer.

$18.00

This is an operation manual with for a 1979 Lexicon Digital Reverberation System.  It is 1/4 inch thick and double sided.  It includes all operational information, and a lot of trouble shooting information.  There are two copies available.  One is as pictured, the other is stapled into a brown plastic binder.  Other than that, they are identical.

$10.00

Operating Instructions for Technics RS-M231X Cassette deck.  This was an upscale casssette recordere that included Dolby B, Dolby C, and DBX noise reductions.  Conditions is Excellent

$12.00

"B" stock Esoteric Sound  Surface Noise Reducer.  An audio IC died on this one.  It was replaced and the unit is like new again.  Cosmetics are Mint to Excellent.  Reduces crackle and ticks in real time from disc recordings.  List price is $425.00

$325.00

Countryman Type 85 direct box-connects any high impedance instrument to a balanced mic input.  FET circuit requires 9 Volt battery.

The Type 85 employs Class A circuit - much like a classic tube mic preamp!  Another feature is that the Type 85 can  isolate ground, even when running on Phantom power, eliminating unwanted hum and buzz.

Used, excellent condition.  Orig: $231.70

$105.00

TEAC 109B Microphone transformer.  Input/output impedance is 200 Ohms to "HI-Z" nominal.  Mic end is XLR female.  Will work with almost any non-powered low impedance microphone

$12.00

This is a used mat from a Thorens turntable. It appears in very good condition, with no marks of wear, and no tears.   The details are in fine shape, it is very pliable.  I have seen these used on Thorens TD-150 and 125 models, but suspect it will fit any Thorens turntable that requires the large central hole.  Hole size is 1-5/8"
(42 mm)

$25.00

Audio Empire record clamp color sample.  This is an early color sample for our new product aimed specifically at gold colored Audio Empire turntables.  It is for color only and not the design we ended up with.  We made it lighter than our standard record clamp in order to work better with 498 thru 698 turntables.   Its mass is 375 grams and you probably should tighten the springs a bit.   Size is 2-3/16" X 1-9/16".   No felt on bottom.  That is up to you.

$25.00
Technics RS-1506US open reel tape deck 2 track stereo record head, #QWY0021.  This head is not available anymore and is an original new part.

$120.00

Diamond broadcast transcription/78 rpm record stylus for General Electric VR-225 and VR-227 phono cartridge.  New, old-stock from Pfanstiehl.  Quite rare.  Specifically for ETs, but also usable for later 78s.

$15.00

This is a brand-new Arista replacement ceramic turnover phono cartridge.  It is equivalent to a Vaco TN-4, TN-8.  It comes with Sapphire LP styli.  Also, is an Arista 30-071 Diamond replacement.

$20.00

New, old-stock Yamaha N-6900 diamond stylus for Yamaha CG-6900 and similar stereo phono cartridges.

$20.00

New, old-stock Grado Z2+ stereo phono cartridge.  It has an exotic elliptical diamond stylus (Shibata - like) and tracks at under 1.5 grams.  It is said to be a lower output Grado, and Its frequency response was touted as having an extended range, from 10 - 55kHz.  This would be perfect for early quadraphonic LP discs.  Original price was $265.00!

$165.00

Brand-new Stanton 680E.V3 body, but with D5100 LP stylus.    Not made for the 680E, we trimmed some brand-new 0.7 mil D5100 LP conical styli mounts to fit these premium cartridges.  You have to orient the stylus into the cartridge, and it will work.   We have several available.  In Continental USA add $5.00 for shipping.

$50.00

Used 3-pin Garrard headshells for the RC-88 and similar record changers.  Shown top and bottom.  They are in clean condition, and come with pictured mounting screws and spacers.  Only one on left available.

$20.00

New, old-stock Pfantone HS-3B plug-in headshell for straight tonearms, with "D" mounting, such as the ADC straight arm.  The arm has pins that go into the female connector of the headshell. It is made from a very light, but durable fibrous or plastic material.

$18.00

Cartridge mounting brackets for Shure Professional arms M232 and M236.  These are slightly used and like new.

$20.00

STAX SRE-B2, 2 from 1 adapter for SR-3 headphones that use a 6-ping connection plug.  2 are available

$20.00

STAX SRE-B3, 3 from 1 adapter for SR-3 headphones that use a 6-ping connection plug. 

$25.00

This is a group of 3 different RF switches. I had used them for switching an auto antenna to any of 6 FM auto receivers as part of a mobile field test vehicle.  A simpler unit was devised a few years later and cheaper, more common units uses.  These were working when removed. 

For sale are a Matrix Systems 7408-DR-C-12V, MTS Mikrotechnik (Germany) RY-7200-X, and a MTS Mikrotechnik (Germany) RM5-7200-Z.

Price includes shipping in the USA

$22.00

SESCOM, Inc.  IL-6, 600 Ohm Balanced to 600 Ohm balanced Line-Matching Transformer.  One side in male, the other female.  Great for hum reduction. Used, excellent condition.  We have 2 to sell.

$15.00/each

SESCOM, Inc. TR-131, 600 Ohm balanced toe 600 Ohm unbalanced adapter.  New in box.   We have 2 to sell.

$15.00/each

This is a little-used RM-57A remote control for Sony DAT machines.  It is compatible with DTC57ES, DTC59ES, DTC60ES, DTC750, DTCA7, DTC57ES, DTC59ES, DTC750, or DTCA7.  It is in excellent physical condition and works well.

$15.00

This is a used RAK-SL303P remote control for a SAG9013, SLPG300, SLPG300EK, SLPG300PK, SLPS700, or SLPS700K compact disc player.  It is in very good physical condition and works well.

$15.00

BIAMP Advantage 601, mono microphone mixer.  6 XLR mic inputs, one XLR + 1/4" phone plug out.  Two inputs have 30 dB switchable pads.  LED's on each channel light at +10dB.  Early version-no front-panel limit adjust.  Very good condition.  MSRP for latest version is $1028.00.  Click for specs.

$85.00

This is a brochure and instruction sheet for the mono ESL "CONCERT" and "SOLOIST" moving coil phono cartridge from Electro-Sonic Laboratories, Inc.  Too bad the cartridge we found had an open coil.

$9.00

Operating manual for a Garrard Type A Mark II record changer.  These are very reliable changers, but a manual is very helpful.  There are 11 printed pages, plus the carver to this manual.  It is in excellent condition.

$9.00

Maynard Ferguson concert handouts.  Unfolds to six pages.  Flier for his "M.F.* Horne" from Holton/Leblanc.  Second side has Interview of Ferguson by Alan Stevens and more on the tour and personnel.  Very good condition.

$15.00

Maynard Ferguson concert handouts.  Unfolds to six pages.  Flier for his "M.F.* Horne" from Holton/Leblanc.  Second side has Interview of Ferguson by Alan Stevens and more on the tour and personnel.  This one has some wrinkles.

$8.00

HP 54600A and HP 54601A Oscilloscope Programmer's Guide.  Complete manual.

$10.00

This the January 1977 issue of Audio Magazine.  Sheffield Labs, E.H. Scott radios, RF interference, reviews on Nikko 9095 receiver, Celestion UL-10 loudspeaker, Rabco ST-7 turntable.  Issue is in mint condition

$8.00

The Benny Goodman Trio.  This is a genuine canvas print of a much larger custom painting, that show also shows the autographs of the original performers.  This was a proof for the much larger final print.  Size of this is 10.25" X 8.75 inches and is quite sharp when actually seen.

$25.00 ppd

McIntosh MR 75 AM-FM stereo tuner brochure. complete specs.  Single sheet, 2 pages in excellent condition.

$8.00

McIntosh MC 2135 power amplifier brochure. Very good condition, with little wear. This is for their 120 Watt per channel power amplifier.  4 pages when folded open.  Excellent condition.

$8.00

McIntosh MA 6200 integrated amplifier/control center brochure. Very good condition, with little wear. This is for their 75 Watt per channel integrated amplifier.  4 pages when folded open.  Excellent condition.

$8.00

McIntosh C 32 preamplifier brochures.  This is a pair, the four-page, fold-open spec sheet and the eight page product analysis from a hifi magazine. Excellent condition.

$12.00

McIntosh C 27 preamplifier brochures.  This is a pair, the four-page, fold-open spec sheet and the six-page, fold-open product analysis from a hifi magazine. Excellent condition.

$12.00

McIntosh MC 2105 power amplifier brochure. Very good condition, with little wear. This is for their 105 Watt per channel power amplifier.  4 pages when folded open.

$8.00

Operating manual for the SAE 5000 click and pop filter.  This instrument was booed by many because it only worked on scratches and ignored most little clicks and pops.  However, it did a great job on big clunks and scrateches.  This is a photocopy made for our researcyh, but will be quite useful for owners who may not have one.

$5.00

Operating and maintenance manual for Ampex 300 tape recorder/300 electronics.  60 + pages includes many diagarams and schematics.  This is a photocopy.

$15.00

Instruction/maintenance manual for Magnecord PT-6 tape recorder.  This is an old photocopy.  It contains a service schematic as well as a parts list with photos designating parts locations.  There is also a copy of a circuit update and response curves

$10.00

McKay Dymek literature.  This is a group of six pieces of original McKay Dymek literature.  Included are fliers for the DA3 and the DR-33, three Dymek News on the DA 3, AM 5 and DA 5, a cover letter on the AM 5 and DA 5, and a zerox copy of an Audio review of the AM-5.

$20.00

Collection of vintage tape recorder literature.  This is a group of flyers relating to tape decks and tape from a variety of manufacturers, mostly from the early 1950's.  Included is literature from Soundcraft, 3M, Webcor, RTI, operating manual for Mercury TR3300 portable, Audio Devices, and Bell Sound.  The Audio Devices "Audio Record." Aug-Sept 1952, lists photos and prices for all decks made .

$15.00

Brochure for the Craftsmen 10 FM-AM tuner ca 1953.   Craftsmen was formed on the remains of the old E. H. Scott Radio Labs.  These tuners form a bridge from E. H. Scott to modern audio components.

$7.00

Complete operating and installation manuals for Dual 1249 record changer.  Great if you have one and want the complete paperwork.

$12.00

Tube shield for 1939-41 E. H. Scott radio receiver, such as a Phantom.  This is a two-piece shield and the cap has a slot to permit the wire for a grid wire attachement. Chrome is good; there is no rust.

$15.00

Literature for AR-11 loudspeakers.  The literature consists of manual, advertising flyer and magazine review.  Great if you have the speakers and want complete paperwork.

$7.00

Radio Shack (Archer) 15-1107 TV/FM amplifier/splitter.  This is a combination VHF/UHF/FM amplifier and low loss. 4-way splitter.  It is perfect for suburban home TV and FM distribution from an antenna.  It works well on modern HD systems.  Used and in good condition. Specs are here.

$9.00

1980 Edition of National Semiconductor's Linear Applications Handbook.  Several hundreds of pages of uses for various linear integrated circuit devices.

$8.00

Hewlett Packard HP 85901A AC Power Source operation and service manual.  This is for their portable DC to AC power supply.  Thick manual with fold out diagrams and illustrations.  Excellent condition.

$9.00

Tektronix 2247A Portable Oscilloscope Operators manual.   Thick, 1 inch manual, spiral bound.  Excellent condition

$14.00

Tektronix TEK 11401 and 11402 Programmers Quick Reference. 3/8 inch thick, spiral bound.  Excellent condition.

$5.00

Instructions A6302 Current Probe.  15 pages + schematics and drawings.  Excellent condition

$6.00

Hewlett Packard Introductory Operating Guide for HP System Power Supplies, Models 6030A, 6031A, 6032A, 6033A, and 6038A.  11 pages.  Excellent condition

$5.00

Instruction Manual for Sorensen DCR-B 1800-Watt power supply.  Rev B, 1.91.  1/4 inch thick, with instructions and schematics.  Very good condition

$9.00

Tektronix DFG250 Function Generator manual, ca 1987.  This copy is in mint condition.

$9.00

Service manual for Hewlett Packard 3500 and 3700 color Laserjet printers.  This is a double sided printout of some 238 pages in length.  This is a thick manual and it very good condition.

$6.00