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OFF - FOR SALE: Empire Troubadour 598 mk III

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Info: Empire Troubadour 598 mk III

Asking Price:
CAD $650.00
Condition: 8 - Very good (?)
Date Posted: Oct 16, 18 7:02pm (PST)
Edited: Nov 01, 18 5:31am
About Seller: Scoup
Calgary, AB
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This is not just a collectors piece. It is a beautiful sounding table that deserves the reputation it has! Just completely serviced. Everything disassembled (including motor and tonearm assembly), cleaned, lubed and reassembled. All adjustments made as factory spec. Motor holds speed perfectly, cuing lever mechanism adjusted and works flawlessly. The Dynalift arm lift at end of the record works perfectly as well. Light is strong and bright. Balanced, adjusted and aligned properly, perfectly functioning. Like new performance.
The finger lift on the head shell has been cold soldered in place and the repair is not noticeable. This one is in remarkable shape for its age exhibiting little to no wear or pitting to its lovely gold tonearm that is so common on these (see photos). Most of them are badly corroded and banged up. It has a new cartridge sled ($100). There is a chip in the wood on the front left edge (pictured). Other than that the original breadbox plinth and dust cover are in very good condition.
If you are reading this add you probably already know what you are looking at. If not, take the time to google Empire 598 Troubadour III. It is an iconic table with a fanatical following. These tables can fetch $1k in this condition.
I have mounted a Shure M95 high track cartridge for demo purposes but you will probably want to give it a cartridge more suitable to what it deserves.
As much as I love this table it just doesn’t fit the direction I’m going.
It is beautiful, simple and sounds better than anything else you will find.
Everything is adjusted, balanced and working perfectly. Plug and play!

Located in Cochrane

Auditions are welcome and encouraged

$650 (I know what this table is worth, selling at this price to raise funds for holiday next week. If it doesn’t sell before I leave I will re-list it when I return at $800)
No shipping, local pickup only.

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