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Advice needed on good 1980s hifi gear for sale

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by dood, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. dood

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    A friend of mine knows an old lady who wants to sell off her late husband's hifi equipment. It is from the 80s but is all in excellent condition. Can anyone tell me more about the stuff and in particular what it's worth in today's money. I've checked ebay and a few other sites but have only got limited info. The stuff is:

    Quad 34 pre-amp
    Quad 606 power amp
    Kef 103/3 reference speakers with stands and Kef cube
    Mission PCM 7000 CD player
    Nakamichi BX-125E tape deck
    Turntable, can't see a make on it but it looks quite solid
    Fair sized collection of classical CDs and records

    I had a brief listen and it all sounds neutral and on the warm side, great for acoustic and classical music but not very dynamic for rock.

    Any opinions welcome.
     
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    All of the items were pretty good quality gear in their day,and would still produce a good sound now,baissed as you say,towards classical and acoustic.
    Being honest,none of these items is going to fetch an impressive price,although the Quad 34 and 606 may fetch up to £200 and £400 respectively.
    The Mission CD player was actually very good in it's day,but again wouldn't go much beyond £100 now at a guess.
    The Kefs I don't really know the likely value of.
    If your friend wanted to sell,the classified section here may be useful,but I think she'd get a wider viewing on ebay,and may well get a better price as a result...dont advertise on both at the same time!
     
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    dood,

    You might want to try and find out what sort of turntable it is. You never know, it could be a Garrard, EMT or a Thorens or such like. Those models still fetch a very good price even today (Garrard and EMT especially).


    Cheers

    Dave
     
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    $h!t, just gave a mint Garrard away. How much are they changing hands for ? :blush:
     
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    What model was it Lynx? If it was a 301 with a decent arm you really don't want to know how much they go for! :eek: :rotfl:
     

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