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Item #649226101
Info: Custom built with Merrill and Scillia parts

Asking Price:
USD $2875.00
Payment method: Paypal
Shipping weight: 13.61 (kg) Calculate Shipping
Shipping Dimension: 76.20cm x 63.50cm x 20.32cm
Condition: 8 - Very good (?)
Date Posted: Apr 23, 17 7:26am (PST)
Edited: Oct 07, 17 6:40am
About Seller: AR, United States
External Feedback: raildog01 (77)
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This turntable was assembled and tuned by Vinyl Nirvana 4.5 years ago, sat unused for 2 years, then a Custom Cherry Plinth was added and the turntable was used for about 11 months.

This beauty comes with every mod that Vinyl Nirvana offered at the time. Many of these components were also used in the following highly regarded turntables:
• Merrill-Scillia MS21 ($24,000 without tonearm - http://dagogo.com/merrill-scillia-ms21-turntable-review)
• Merrill-Scillia MS2 ($8,000 without tonearm)

This turntable contains many of the key components found in the Merrill-Williams MS2, but it was originally an Acoustic Research AR-EB101. I am nearly certain that the only component remaining from the EB101 is the 45 RPM adapter and possibly the hinges. Everything else on the turntable is an upgrade that is less than 4 years old

Merrill-Scillia Terpolymer Subplatter ($799)
• Featured in both the MS21 and the MS2, but no longer available

Merrill-Scillia Copolymer Pulley ($59)
• Featured in both the MS21 and the MS2

"The co-polymer replacement pulley was originally conceived and designed by George Merrill and was later refined by Anthony Scillia. To hold the stock AR lightweight mass-produced aluminum pulley in one hand and this beautiful individually milled and hand finished co-polymer pulley in the other, you will know right away this is money well spent. Before the GEM Dandy Upgrade Replacement Motor, installation of this high grade replacement pulley was one of the best modifications you could undertake to limit motor resonance and increase speed stability. Now, the installation of the motor and the pulley truly bring the AR and Merrill Heirloom turntables to a new level of performance."

Merrill Acrylic Platter and Aluminum Subplatter ($349)
• Only difference between this acrylic platter and the MS2 and MS21, is that the latter are lined with lead


Merrill Platter Mat ($59)
• The MS2 and MS21 use the same platter mat material, but their mats are glued to their platters

Custom Vinyl Nirvana Cherry Plinth ($375)
• Five layers of 1/8" solid Cherry (only 5 months old)





Total Retail Price: $2,938, plus the original AR-EB101 and the following Merrill upgrades that have unknown retail prices:
• Merrill Motor ($??)
• Merrill Spring Suspension ($??)
• Merrill Spindle and Spindle Bearing ($??)

Most likely, the full retail price of this turntable would be over $3,500; however, it would perform significantly better than most turntables that currently sell for up to $5,000 (or more) as the $8,000 MS2 was considered a Best Buy


Additional Information:

Jun 02, 16 1:46pm
Has new Jelco 750 arm and Hanna mc cartridge

Dec 29, 16 12:57pm
No longer selling the arm and cartridge everything else is for sale. Drastically reduced.

Dec 29, 16 1:02pm
Only the record player with the upgrades, I am no longer selling the arm and cartridge.

I just was at George's shop yesterday and he checked it out and said everything was in great shape and this will blow a rega rp8 out of the water for a fraction of the price!!



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Includes:

record player and jelco arm with cartridge and dust cover





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