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FOR SALE: Fisher 302 Turntable / Shure M91ED

Item #649371016
Info: Fisher 302 Turntable / Shure M91ED

Asking Price:
USD $250.00
Payment method: Cash, Paypal
Condition: 9 - Excellent (?)
Date Posted: Aug 04, 17 10:31am (PST)
Edited: Aug 09, 17 2:29pm
About Seller: rjsalvi
San Diego, CA
United States
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A stellar example of a Fisher 302 TT with the works! Comes with boxes, manuals, original Pickering cartridge, etc. It was purchased on 12/23/1972 and I'm the original owner. It was in service from 1972 to 1978 when it was replaced by Philips GA-312. The Shure M91ED cartridge is a Shure original and the needle is a Pfanstiehl diamond replacement. This TT had been sitting in a closet until 2016 when I pulled it out and serviced it (mainly cleaned the old grease and relubed it with new grease), then it was once again bagged up. I sold my LP collection some time ago so this is a vintage paperweight now. It has two issues which are documented by the pics:

a.) where the hinges bolt on, there are cracks in the plastic. When I serviced the unit in 2016, I used cyanoacrylate to fill the cracks. Unless you're careless opening the dust cover -- and if you are, you shouldn't own a TT -- it's fine. The pics demonstrate that.

b.) the pic has a red circle around the locating lever. The locating lever is only necessary in automatic mode (the tonearm addresses the LP automatically, instead of user manipulation) and is actuated by a spring. Loosely translated, in automatic mode the lever rises up to determine if it's a 10", or 12" LP, and sets the tonearm at the beginning of the LP accordingly. Because the locating lever spring is weak, it doesn't always pop up enough to sense there's a 12" LP on the platter. because of that, it may drop the tonearm an inch in on a 12' LP, thinking it's a 10'. It doesn't happen all the time and again, it's only in automatic mode. In manual mode, the user manually locates the tonearm on the LP.

For the uninitiated, the Fisher 302 TT is a rebranded Perpetuum Ebner PE 2015 TT. Perpetuum Ebner went on to become Dual.

Unfortunately for you, I won't ship the TT. Quite frankly, it's too much of a PITA to pack a TT and more of a PITA worrying that it arrives unscathed at its destination. Sorry, but local pickup only.

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