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Info: Commonwealth 12D/3 Australian Broadcast Idler Drive Beautiful

Asking Price:
USD $8995.00
Payment method: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Money Order, Money Wire
Shipping weight: 58.97 (kg) Calculate Shipping
Shipping Dimension: 71.12cm x 68.58cm x 38.10cm
Condition: 10 - Mint (?)
Date Posted: Jul 12, 18 4:51pm (PST)
Edited: Aug 12, 18 1:22am
About Seller: Artisan Fidelity
Munster, IN
United States
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Ships to: United States, Worldwide
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Rare opportunity to own a legend. Built like a proverbial tank, ready for a discerning new owner. In truth, I will likely regret selling, however one can only own so many turntables. Commonwealth 12/D3 Australian Broadcast Idler drive meticulously restored with hand crafted bespoke Santos Rosewood layered high mass plinth by Artisan Fidelity. (Reed 2G tonearm as shown not included, however, the arm may be added as a complete package.) Playback is dynamic, lively, powerful, tremendous air and space, layering superb and bass reminds one of real thunder with depth and great impact. Bespoke plinth will accept any tonearms ranging from 9"-12" effective length. A set of 2/ea. blank matching Panzerholz armboards included. As many music lovers are aware, these tremendously powerful, musical idler drives are highly sought after with clean examples becoming more rare and rare to locate on the open market places, and for good reason, as they are very formidable analog playback machines, period. This particular Commonwealth 12D/3 features completely original, painstakingly restored factory components. The refurbished OEM idler wheel's rubber periphery running outer surface remains in very good, pliable condition, the large single phase AC induction motor runs near silent and at the correct RPM. Each individual component has been stripped down to bare parts, ultra sonic deep cleaned, re-lubricated, aligned, reassembled, then tested with main aluminum chassis and platter professionally repainted in Grey/Black Hammertone paint. Adjustable Stillpoints Ultra SS isolation footers included (4/ea.). Motor runs at 230v/50Hz which requires dedicated AC power supply, which I can supply separately if required. Please contact Christopher at removed email for privacy or 219.933.8115 for details. Heavy Duty wooden crate supplied for safe worldwide transit.

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