I saw the listing about 30 minutes after it was posted and fired off an email. About ten minutes later I got a AK PM from Sluggo, alerting me to this TT in my neighborhood (the AK Seattle posse on the job, thanks Mark ) A couple minutes later I got a call back from the seller and I went over to check it out.
It needs a headshell/cartridge and the balancing weight; a project this guy was working on but decided to punt. No dust cover. But a nice looking table with a good tone arm, motor and platter.
Casey, I'll PM you - I know you're looking for a Sansui TT in case you can use this one, it's got your name on it; I know it's not 939 but doesn't look bad. Here's a link to original Sansui brochures: Turntables.htm#SR717.
Vintage 70's High End Sansui SR-717 Direct Drive Turntable. Needs new cartridge and stylus, and 2.3gram balancing weight, which can be found at JnS Phonograph in Seattle at 1028 NE 65th St. Powers up, and functions well otherwise. Has settings for 33 amp; 45 rpm speeds and fine adjustment for both speeds.
Glad you picked that up. I send Casey an email but didn't hear back from him.
Thats a good looking T.T. Dick,Looks much better
on your porch than it did in the CL listing.
Glad your timing was good too.
Hey Dick, PM sent...
hey guys, you know if that 2.3g balancing weight is the same fishing line jobber I'd need for my SR-1050? I'm going to be up in Seattle over Christmas and wouldn't mind hitting up hawethorne/JS etc...
Originally Posted by Ian C.hey guys, you know if that 2.3g balancing weight is the same fishing line jobber I'd need for my SR-1050? I'm going to be up in Seattle over Christmas and wouldn't mind hitting up hawethorne/JS etc...
Hey Ian, I don't know if they are the same but the 717 weight is on the right (outer) side of the tone arm and the 1050 weight appears to be on the inner side of the arm - there's a picture of the 1050 weight in the brochure here: images/.../SR1050C_1.jpg
I might stop by JnS phono in the next couple of days because I'll be hitting the used records stores on University Ave, and I hope to find out the story on parts for the SR-717. Seems like a custom lead weight at 2.3 grams could suffice if necessary...certainly seems to be a good supply of Steelhead fishing weights look very similar in size..