Up for sale is one EMT XSD-15 in good condtion. It has an eliptical fine line stylus.
It has a 'square' shaped connection pattern and will fit directly in your SME style mount tonearm such as a Fidelity Research FR-64, Sumiko MMT, or SME with removable headshell of course.
See the pictures for details. (pictures soon)
It is the same generator assembly the TSD-15 just got a Class A rating in.
There is a reason that Brinkman and Tubaphon sell a modified version of this cartridge.
In my opinion, this is the original and best, allowing you to use it with all types of recordings, with
records that are perfect or less than perfect. It will still deliver it's best and sound fantastic doing it.
Plenty of detail without being 'etched' or overly analytical and fatiguing. Nice strong bass response.
Fantastic clarity and depth. ALL DAY LISTEN-ABILITY which is #1 for me.
This cartridge is a substantial move up from a Denon DL-103. Better frequency extension at both ends, better dynamics, and just better everything !
It has approximately 350 hours on it and sounds fantastic.
It has plenty of life left in it. I have a number of cartridges, and I am reducing my collection.
When it comes time for a rebuild or retip,
I will give the purchaser information (at the time of purchase) on who to send it to for a rebuild
or retip to bring it back to original performance specs.
Shipping to Alaska and Hi. will be via US Post Express.
Shipping in the lower USA via Fed Ex with insurance and a signature required.
I will not under value this item for customs purposes if shipping outside the USA, as I cannot insure the package for the full amount. I cannot afford the risk, you cannot afford any potential grief if there is a insurance claim.
Shipping outside the USA via US Post express mail only with insurance. (Approximately $43.00, depending on destination)
No shipping to Italy or Greece, sorry. Too many problems with customs and slow deliveries.
I will never ship items 'the slow cheap way' due to the nature of the items I sell so please do not inquire about inexpensive shipping methods. Everything I sell is well packed (double or triple boxed), insured for full value, and sent with delivery confirmation.
Buy with confidence, I have a number of completed transactions here and many many more on the internet.
Payment via paypal, US Postal money order, certified bank check, or direct deposit into my bank account.
I never charge for paypal fees. That practice is against PP rules, and I think charging for fees is ridiculous.
I am a straight shooter and a stand up guy, but I do not suffer fools gladly.
Please only make a offer if you are serious about purchasing.
If you wish to meet me in the NW suburbs of Chicago for pickup, after payment is made, we can probably arrange that.
No cash at the time of pickup.
As with many things I list here, now is your chance to get my unused items at a fair price, before I put them on the internet at large for the 'cattle call'. If you are a drama free serious buyer please contact me.
Thanks for looking. Contact me with questions and offers.
You can also email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org