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For sale is a German-made legend….the one and only Dual CS 505! Dual produced some stunning turntables during their day... and the company is still alive and well!

This semi-automatic, belt-driven model was first introduced in 1980 and was the start of Dual's hugely popular 505 line. It has proven so successful that it's been re-released with four consecutive models, with the latest 505-4 retailing for $2,300!

This model is gorgeous with its plinth manufactured from a matte black, anti-resonant plastic - to keep out any unwanted noise. The cover is perfectly intact with working hinges and just suffers from some swirls and marks to the plastic. Typical for vintage tables, and easily buffed out if you desire, but it's still perfectly functional.

The light tonearm of the 505 is a first-class example of fine mechanical precision, & guarantees clear, undistorted sound reproduction, with the greatest possible protection for your records. Gyroscopic gimbal bearings provide for perfect tracking across the record and counterbalance the arm in every plane.

A great deal of technical expertise has been applied to acoustically decouple the entire turntable drive unit from the remainder of the casing. As a result, external interference is filtered out so effectively that it no longer has any audible effect on the music.

The tonearm features anti-skate & is lowered onto the record by a hydraulically damped lowering device, thereby eliminating the possibility of record or needles being damaged whilst putting the tonearm onto the record.

This table was voted as a Best-Buy by HiFi Choice in 1981 who said the 505 was:
"An impressive, easy to use and fuss free turntable system with a number of useful facilities."

It comes fitted with a Stanton 500 cartridge/stylus, 45 adapter and upgraded RCA jacks.

You’ll be very lucky to find a better vintage turntable… so get bidding!!
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  • Auckland$12.00
  • North Island$28.00
  • South Island$38.00
  • Rural addresses cost extra$10.00
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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