Beautiful SOTA Star Saphire Series III Turntable made of beautiful unobtainable African Rosewood, with an SME IV tonearm and a Sumiiko Blackbird cartridge for sale. The turntable and associated equipment (described below) works perfectly and sounds wonderful. The unit comes with a non-original dustcover because when I purchased the unit as a demonstration unit from Stereo Design in San Diego, they could not find the original cover. I prefer local pick up and will be happy to play the unit for the buyer after agreeing on the purchase. I actually like to play equipment that I sell to buyers so that they are comfortable that the unit works and looks as advertised. Bring your music with you so you really can hear it with what you love. I have been an Audiogon member for quite some time and have never had an issue on any item I have sold. I am not a store and therefore, lookie loos are not welcome. I will ship if you prefer, however, I will not accept paypal for this equipment if it is shipped. I might make an exception after speaking with you over the phone to get an idea of whom I am dealing with. If I choose to accept paypal, then the buyer will be responsible for any paypal fees to be added to the price. Also, apologies, but I will not ship outside the US. I have the original SOTO shipping box.
This is a very nice, beautiful working unit and the SME IV arm alone goes for over $1500 used. The SOTA clamp is $150, and the cartridge has low hours and is now about $1000, so low ball offers will be noticeably ignored. I am pricing the equipment to sell.
I will accept personal check or bank certified check, but will not ship or deliver the item until my bank tells me the check has cleared. Remember, you are more than welcome to stop by and listen to the unit or send a friend to listen for you.