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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

E. H. Scott literature, advertisements, operating manuals, service literature.  Various radio related literature of several genres.  This  collection was made over many years and goes from the edges of wireless up to 1950.  Shown with individual evaluations.  Sold as a lot.
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$1500.00

130+ rare recordings; 16" transcriptions; Jack Brinkley collection, including rare Hindenburg discs, very eary radio, and various related items.  Click here for list.

$2874.00

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 is a portable or even shelf case for an Advent 100 Dolby  B Noise Reduction System.  It was lightly used and only on a shelf, never taken for location work.  It is in very good condition.  See large

$35.00

Lepei 20 Watt stereo amplifier.  It really put that much out and runs coo.  It is very efficent.  Has bass, treble, volume control, and on/off switch.  RCA ins, and push to connect connectors for speaker leads.  Runs well

$19.00

Rek-O-Kut DEHISSER.  This unit was returned as not compatible with a system.  It 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.  New warranty.  Regular $275.00

$180.00

Aphex 300 Compellor. This is a sophisticated compressor.  It automatically makes adjustments that a recording or broadcast engineer might make.  It was only used in a former pro-sound dealer's home.   Comes with schematics, and literatureEnlarged, Top, Rear.

$150.00

JELCO STB-310 Gold Record clamp.  Copies do not have have the bottom felt go all the way to the spindle hole.  This is the real $200 McCoy!  It was little used but is not perfect.  We would rate it as A- or between N- and Excellent.  For an enlarge picture click here.

$140.00

This is a box for an Empire model 98 arm. Sorry, but it is empty and not cosmetically perfect  However, you may have a desire for it.  Where else you going to find one?  Larger view here.

$7.00

Hitek 9 inch stereo tonearm.  This is a product sample from a Chinese company.  We found it to be of quality construction, but really wanted one with a removable headshell.  You can connect with standard RCA patchords.  Ground connection is at lug on bottom.  Specifications are here.  For a bigger picture look here.

$129.00

Demo Trovatore turntable used for show and tell.  This unit is immaculate and has very few hours of use.  It is free from any blemishes.  We will warranty it as new.  Works on 110 to 240 VAC with no switch. It is supplied with all parts as when new.

$1800.00

Technics SL-1350 direct drive autiophile turntable/record changer - Changer chassis and miscelaneous parts.  These were obtained from a wreck and appear good.  Click here for large image.

$20.00

An ancient GRADO stylus force gauge.  1 penny balances it.  Each additional penny adds 1 gram.  Simple and easy to use.

$20.00 ppd in USA

ELAC Miracord spindle for single play.  Length is 3.55 inches.  Will fit many Miracord  record changers including 10, 10H, 10F, 40, 40A, 40 H.

$22.00

Garrard spindle.  Looks like for an AT-60, but am unable to confirm it

$15.00

Technics spindle for stacking play.  Length is 4.75 inches.  Will fit many record changers including SLB5, D5, 235, 500, 1950, 3350, 1650, 5350.

$69.00

ELAC Miracord operating manual for 50H, 770H, and 22H record changers.  36 pages, and it includes a large template and even unused warranty card.  All are almost like new.  See large photo.

$15.00

Rek-O-Kut Audiophile Archival Preamplifier MKII, "B" stock.  It has an equalization switch for either RIAA for standard LPs or for 78 rpm records.  Can handle 2 turntables.  This unit was DOA and returned.  It is now repaired.  It comes with a new warranty

$50.00

ADC-K8 cartridge body only, with stylus guard. The stylus jewel is missing.  Coil resistance is 370 Ohms

$8.00

Grado Z2+ cartridge (used) + new low-mass headshell + new Grado Gold replacement stylus. Originally sold for $265.00.  This is the low impedance version (70 Ohms), which has a 1.4 mV output.

$175.00

This is box of 2 mil sapphire, bent shank styli.  I know not the source, but they probably were in the inventory of an old Chicago pro-sound dealer, now defunct

$30.00

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 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

Dustmaster AC-20 record cleaner brush, new in box.  Best used for basic dusting of records.  3-7/8 inch swath.

$12.00

Dustmaster AC-20 record cleaner brush, new in bulk packagin.  Best used for basic dusting of records.  3-7/8 inch swath.

$10.00

1.5 foot ProTools Digilink cable.  This is part number 918009012-01.  It is most often used for interconnection Digidesign / AVID ProTools HD units in cascade.  It can also be used to connect the HD unit to your computer if they are quite close. Like new.  PPD in USA Price.

$28.00

STAX SR-3 electrostatic headphones. This is from the estate of one of Chicago's pioneer audio/pro-sound dealers.  They were usually used when making some on-location recordings, and are in good working condition.  There is a small area (about 3.4") on the cable where there is slight fraying of the cloth cable covering, but it is quite stable.  The connector is a 5-pin + center plug.   Includes original instructions.  You must have an appropriate STAX driver, such as and SRD-5, SRM-1, or SRM-T1.

$295.00

This is a used rubber mat from a vintage Rek-O-Kut turntable.  It is in very good condition with no cracks or tears.  it can still be bent.  Color is good, size is 11-1/8 inches.  Hint:  Clean with Armoral then wash with hand soap and it will look even better.

$25.00

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

Stereo three input, single stereo output AUX level switch made by Radio Shack.  Excellent working condition

$7.00

Marantz CDR630 Pro 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.  With manual.  See a review here.  Operation here.  Specs.

$225.00

So-called "Black Beauty" capacitors take from a McIntosh C20 preamplifier.  The leads often need extending.  All were tested in a capacitance bridge and found to be OK.  Click here for larger image.

$60.00

No-name tape head demagnetizer. Good working condition.

$8.00

No-name tape head demagnetizer. Good working condition, but a chip in the phenolic case that does not impact use. $6.00
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
10 inch fiberglass reel from Chicago CBS station, WBBM.    The reel once was used for a GUNSMOKE episode on 1-10-? and had been recorded on 1-8-?  This is for die-hard Old Time Radio collectors only.  Aside from that, it is an NAB reel and in good condition

$10.00

Eight large hub seven inch reels in new boxes

$6.00

Sony E-Mount, auto-focus extenders.  Included are a 10 mm and 16 mm exteder.  Includes instructions.  These can be used with the likes of a6000, A7RII, etc. mirrorless cameras. Little used.  See larger here.

$9.00

Two unused 52 mm extension tubes for front of lens spacing.  Included are 13 mm and 28 mm extensions,

$6.00

Quantary 52 mm close-up lenses in carrying case.  Included are +1, +2 and +4 lenses.  Made in Japan.  Like new.

$4.00

SONY DK-415 DC coupler for Sony L size Battery.  Like new.  Used with VQ1050, VQ850, AC-VL1, VQ800, V700, GV-D900, A4920476A, CCD-TRV100, CCDTRV101, DKCED1, HERTEMP, MDCFD7.

$15.00

Most Often Needed Radio Diagrams  1926-1938, also 41 and 43.  I purchased these from Moris Beitman at his home.  He was a very cordial man with many WWII stories to tell.  These were rarely referred to an never really used.  So they are virtually mint.

$35.00 ppd

The A. R. R. L. (American Radio Relay League) Antenna Book.  This is the 1960, ninth edition, 320 pages + index.  Well used, with wear evident, but condition is good.  There are no tears or markings on any page.  All pages are intact

$15.00

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 in USA

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 in USA

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 in USA

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

$15.00 ppd in USA

Audio Precision CAB-XMF cables.  Never used! Four 8-foot (2.4-meter) XLR male to XLR female cables, each of which has a unique color identification band. The cables are made from Mogami super-flexible, four-conductor shielded cable.

$25.00

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

$12.00 ppdin USA

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

$20.00 ppdin USA

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

$12.00 ppdin USA

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

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

Operating Manual for UREI 565/565T Filter Set, " LITTLE DIPPER."  10 pages of instructions and including two large fold out schematic diagrams.  It is spiral bound in  sturdy cover.  condition is very good

$15.00

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
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 used Technics 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

Operating Instructions for Pioneer DVL-909 LD/DVD/CD player.  57 pages in almost new condition

$10.00

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

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.  Has some wrinkles.

$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

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

$8.00

McIntosh MC 2125 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

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.

$7.00

Hewlett Packard 8640B Operating and Service Manual.  This is a huge manual with many fold out diagrams.  It is 2inches thick on the flip edge.

$25.00

Hewlett Packard 8640B Operating Manual.  This book  has many photos and tells you what to do.  Not a gobbledy gook techno nightmare.

$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.

 

And another, still sealed with fuses and misc hdwr.

 

 

$8.00

 

 

$10.00

 

 

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

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