OFF - FOR SALE: Sansui XR-Q9 Turntable - Works as a Manual - Pro Serviced - V Nice Cosmetics - Quite Rare
Item #649343113Info: Sansui XR-Q9 Turntable - Works as a Manual - Pro Serviced - V Nice Cosmetics - Quite Rare
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Apr 30, 18 7:40pm (PST)
Edited: May 09, 18 8:28pm
Three Hills, AB
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Very Nice XR-Q9 - serviced and working as a Manual table.
Not a lot of these out there. Heavy built and good looker.
A low cost alternative to the more costly SR-929 or 828, at least 1 of which is manual table with cue.
I own an SR-929 now, and have owned XR-Q7. This Q9 is comparable in build quality and looks - which is to say great looking and v good quality.
Near Top Of Line...only Q11 above it and it I think near identical with an extra electronic feature or 2?
When I bought it from original owner - I took it directly to a good tech. Found that the Automatic features were not working and spent a lot of time and money trying to remedy. Could only get it to work as a manual. Then I took it to another good tech for a second attempt, but same result. Appears to be the CPU (IC chip) for the arm lifter mechanism...and so far been unable to find an original replacement. Tried one that looked close, but no go - apparently the IC is specifically programmed for Sansui.
I've spent over $300 on techs and on IC chips.
Working as Manual, but the Automatic features are not working. I dont think the tone arm auto lift works either.
Strobe is working. Motor strong and tested for quite a few hours. Makes speed near instantly.
These are well known to give grief in just this way - most for sale aren't working in the same way, and most haven't been converted to Manual. The fancy automatic features employ some complex mechanicals and lots of electronics. Time is not our friend here.
This is a one owner (until myself few months back) unit that hasnt had much use. Was a second system and sat mostly, and not played at all for 10 plus years.
Overall cosmetics i rate at a solid 8 out of 10, maybe better. As compared to a few other unrestored examples. Shiny black finish has a few very small marks/defects. But really impressive overall condition. Some photos make it look like its covered with white marks it's not - thats dust or some reflection or something. It does have a few small while marks - but i do mean a few.. And they may clean off. Piano black shows everything.
Very well kept in a clean climate controlled home. Owner very fussy. Was sitting on top of a nice rack stand full of Sansui gear.
Dust cover is very good too - but.we did have to repair the hinges - common weakness - good now. No cracks or damage to rest of the cover - few scratches but will polish up nice and be better than average.
Price?...A working one of these sold on Feebay for $900 US a couple years back. A couple of not working ones sold for $330-400 US few months back on the Fee. Not working as in not useable at all, which is the way this one was befoe I spend $300 on it. Mine works - as a manual, but totally useable. Place in Europe had one for 2000 Euros with 2 yr warranty that may or may not have sold for that.
Cartridge not included at this price, but may sell for extra. Missing the stylus though - I'm on the hunt for one - but they are tough to find. Pretty desireable Empire EDR 9. Low hours like probably 100 or less. And looks terrific on the black table.
I'll be putting on a different cartridge to check out the sound - haven't really heard it play.
Extras - Original owners manual, warranty card, 45 rpm adaptor, factory polish cloth still in the bag, all transit scews and bracket and looks like a spare set (i probably will keep the spare set if so)., a little bag of sticky felts that may be for the table - or not, and a little plastic thing that may hold wires, and may or may not be for the table (will remove if i find out its not).
Local sale preferred - but I will ship. Am pretty good at packing, so should be OK. May ask a bit for materials and my time.
No returns or refund if shipped.
Can also deliver for free to Calgary, on my schedule. Edmonton also possible.
May consider interesting trades.
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