SequerraModel 1 Broadcast MonitorFor sale is an outstanding and not often seen example of the legendary Sequerra Model 1 Broadcast Monitor – arguably the best FM tuner ever made, and in a highly collectible version. Given its seri...2450.00
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For sale is an outstanding and not often seen example of the legendary Sequerra Model 1 Broadcast Monitor – arguably the best FM tuner ever made, and in a highly collectible version. Given its serial number, 1054, this is part of the 1974 round of production and comes with a very unique BLACK faceplate, which makes it even more stunning than the traditional champagne color. Additionally, it comes with the original user instruction manual in its pink folder.
I’m selling this tuner for a friend; it belonged to her uncle who recently passed away. Because of that, I don’t know its exact history – but it is in very very good condition. I did put it into a system to confirm that it work perfectly – it does –and there appear to be no issues. Externally, I can see that two modifications have been made to it (internally I don’t know). The first is that the original, very basic, power cable has been replaced with IEC receptacle allowing the use of any preferred, high quality power cable. The second is that the RCA output jacks have been upgraded to Odyssey high quality jacks.
Cosmetically, this tuner is in stunningly good condition, but there is a very small scratch (approximately 1/8th of an inch long) on the faceplate (not on the glass) just below the oscilloscope. Please see the pictures. The remaining casework has hardly a mark on it, only very small hairline swirls.
These legendary tuners are EXTREMELY hard to find - let alone in this condition and with the all-too-rare black fascia. They are supposed to be superior in sound, and are definitely superior in collector's value to the later “Day Sequerra” models more commonly found on Audiogon or other sites.
If you’re interested in reviews and third party info the below is an outstanding resource:
Additionally, The Absolute Sound gave the Model 1 its Editors Choice Award in 1975 and kept it on the list through1978 – it was only taken off because production ceased.
Questions are always welcome. Buyer pays all shipping and PayPal fees.