Sota Sapphire Turntable with Vacuum Platter and SME Tonearm
Up for sale is a wonderful Sota Sapphire Series with Vacuum Platter and SME Series III Shure Tonearm
The Sapphire has been in existence for decades and has a loyal following. They have been sold with all sorts of tonearms, options and finishes. This happens to be my favorite as its finish in light solid oak.
This table is fitted with an awesome SME 3009 Series III Shure tonearm in near perfect condition with no scratches or dents. The arm operates fluidly and the lifter is precise and reliable. Its is complete with anti-skate weight.
The outboard vacuum pump connects via a hose to the bottom of the platter and sucks the record down to remove warping or imperfection in the vinyl. Pretty cool right?
There is a super convenient control panels (one of the reasons I love this table) located on the top with easy access to power, 33 and 45 speed selector plus fine adjustments for speed. This table weighs a whopping 45lbs and the platter alone is 14lbs.
The table comes with the very high quality Sota record clamp ($270 option) which has a latch to lock in place ensuring the record is held inlace as flat as possible.
There is no cartridge included but we can fit it a the following options which will include calibration (about a 2hr detailed process of perfectly setting an calibrating many parameters to ensure highest performance).
1. New ClearAudio Concept $250
- New Sumiko BluePoint #2 $449
- New Sumiko BluePoint special Evo 3 $549
- New ClearAudio Virtuoso V2 Ebony $899
- New Sumiko Blackbird MC $1249
- Grado Black $75
To purchase any of these just send an offer for the asking price of the table PLUS the cartridge cost above. It will take about a week to process and install.
Included is the table, arm, vacuum pump, record brush, extra belt, blank tonearm mount and record clamp.
Item will be carefully double boxes for safe transit.
Available for pickup in NYC or NJ. Call 646 852 2073 with any questions.
WHO WE ARE
Skyfi.nyc is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning and reselling of select high end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks and no junk.
Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the Hifi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold. We are select about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American and European built units.
Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Project and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts and service support. If you are local and are looking for any new equipment for the above mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area
If you would like to make an offer, please don't email or message us unless you are looking to trade something in.
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TRADE IN POLICY
We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition and what accessories are included such as a box, remote, manual, etc. We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated processors and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to sell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning and packaging the incoming equipment. If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user.
SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)
We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Just drop us a note for a quote, but be sure to include the condition and what is included.
HOW TO VISIT US
We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ. You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence, no tire kickers please.
If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase. You can call or text (646) 852-2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate and tune the gear in your listening room if you are in the local area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.
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