I am basically lazy so I want to sell this entire system at one time. I will explore selling individual components later, if this does not work. So can I tempt anyone with a price drop from $2,800 to $2,200?
Golden Era System
Quad ES - 63/Quicksilver/Audio Research - I am selling my entire system
which I carefully put together 30 plus years ago. All in at good condition as everything has
been in storage for the last 20 years. I will no longer have access to my
storage space so it all has to go. According to Audigon’s blue book the combined value of the following exceeds $4,000.
Quad ESL-63 - I am the original owner of two Quad ESL-63 speakers in excellent condition. The speakers (consecutive serial numbers) have
been stored in a dust free environment for the last 14 years and are in excellent
condition. They look and sound wonderful. The cabinets are fine, except for a nick on the rear of one end cap. Arcici stands (not pictured) are included in the asking price. The only issue is the replacement of one banana plug receptacle which I replaced with a 5 way binding post. A second 5 way binding post was purchased but not installed. It is included. Condition 8/10
Quicksilver 8417 Mono Amp- The ideal tube amp for the Quads. Condition 9/10. The amps are in great condition and come with the rare golden plated cages (condition of cages 7/10).
SONY CDP-707ESD cd player - This unit is in fantastic condition, cosmetic a nine and works flawlessly. Perfect with the exception of the remote which I misplaced. Condition
7/10. The follow is a description of the unit by another seller:
By itself before packing it weighs an astonishing 40 lbs. on
my scale! The entire chassis is wrapped in copper cladding on the inside. This
and a massive transformer section account for much of the weight. Elna
capacitors are used throughout. The cd transport was the best Sony ever
produced and was used on this unit alone. This was Sony's statement piece of
the era, and nobody could afford to build a unit like this now.
Audio Research LSI
– A great Audio Research hybrid tube preamp. I have an extra 6DJ8 tube which will be included in the price. Condition 9/10