Technics1520usedTechnics 1520 - J-Corder 'Midnight" McIntosh Limited Edition - Fully RestoredAnyone looking for a premium reel to reel playback system today seeks out the services of J-Corder Luxury Audio. We received this heavily modified unit from a client who is both a collector and Mc...17995.00

Technics 1520 - J-Corder 'Midnight" McIntosh Limited Edition - Fully Restored

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Ships fromOrmond Beach, FL, 32174
Ships toUnited States
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Shipping carrierUPS
Shipping cost$200.00
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Anyone looking for a premium reel to reel playback system today seeks out the services of J-Corder Luxury Audio.  We received this heavily modified unit from a client who is both a collector and McIntosh fan.  Looks and sounds better then when it was brand new!

J-Corder started with the excellent Technics 1520 and performed the following service steps. 

1. Completely disassemble the machine
2. Replace brakes and springs
3. Replace bearings if needed
4. Hard-wire heavy-duty power cord
5. Laser align all heads and check specifications
6. Clean and lube all switches, pots and controls
7. Posts treated with "Deoxit" rejuvenation protection for better electrical connections
8. Reassemble and re-calibrate the machine with ATR tape

They then applied the "Midnight" McIntosh Finish package with color matched VU meters, Mac green lettering and head-block overlay. They upgraded the back panel and power cord. Tape path and bearings were upgraded. The legs were upgraded to polished chrome. The back panel, head-block and heads were upgraded to include a performance package with balanced XLR and direct outputs.  Side panels were upgraded to deep gloss black. 

Current price for this unit as it stands is $25,960.00 from J-Corder.


  • 4-Track, 2-channel record
  • 2-Track, 2-channel playback
  • Quartz-locked, "Isolated loop" open-face design
  • Ultra-high fidelity recording and playback
  • 4 head, 3 Motor system
  • RCA and balanced XLR inputs and outputs
  • 2X Aluminum Reels - INCLUDED
  • True VU meters per channel
  • 1/4" Headphone jack
  • Index counter
  • Solid State electronics
  • Memory function
  • NAH Hub Adaptors (2 Included)
  • LED Record Status
  • Output selection
  • LED Peak meters
  • Full transport controls
  • CUE 


  • TAPE - 1/4"
  • SPEED - 3 1/4", 7 1/2", 15 IPS
  • HEADS - 4
  • MOTORS - 3
  • REELS SIZE - 5" - 10.5"
  • FREQ. RESPONSE - 28Hz to 30KHz
  • SIGNAL TO NOISE - 70 db
  • DIMENSIONS - (LxWxH) 11" x 19" x 21"
  • WEIGHT: 65 Lbs 

CONDITION - Fully restored by J-Corder.  Collectable McIntosh 'Midnight' condition.

SHIPPING We ship worldwide with UPS, Fed-Ex and various truck freight lines.  All items are packed and padded with care if the original packaging is deemed insufficient.  We know how exciting it is to anticipate the arrival of new gear and we want your item to arrive in the same condition it left our facility.

PAYMENTS - Items over $10,000 US we ask for bank wire or checks.  Credit cards will add 3%.

TAX - 6.5% if picked up in our store or shipped to a FL address. 0% if shipped outside Florida.

 ABOUT US  Salon One Audio is a small town, hi-end audio store dedicated to a great customer experience.  We've been selling new, pre-owned and demo audio gear since 1986.  We'll treat you right whether its a new purchase, trade-in, upgrade or you just need some expert advice.  We offer excellent trade-in values and package discounts.  We are also authorized distributors for most lines we carry.

Great audio is a journey not just a purchase.  We'll guide you to the best gear within your budget and are always available for after the sale support.


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