FS: Stax Quattro CD Player -- The original, 1986, $3500 new, includes replacement lens
Will Ship To: Anywhere
Moving and selling, my DC apartment will not be very large, and so...
For sale, a true curiosity, and also a quite nice CD Player:
Stax Quattro + a replacement lens new in the box! (try to find another one, I dare you).
The first digital source created by Takeshi Hayashi for Stax, circa 1986. It cost $3500 in 1986. Adjust that for inflation, might be interesting.
It's a funny unit - Stax built a DAC and then attached it to the bottom of a CD player. Two separate power cords!
Nice design - excellent condition, especially given age. Please excuse my poor flash photography. It looks MUCH nicer in person - smooth black metal, very tiny marks I can see on an edge or two, incredible in that is has no real visible scratches, except a very, very superficial one on the drive tray. It's truly a pleasing thing to look at, as long as you like the 80's, like me!
The drive mechanism is nice and smooth, screen lights up beautifully, includes a working remote!
Oh, and it sounds quite impressive. PWD MkII wins, but not dramatically. PWD more detailed, airy, etc, in all the audiophile senses. The Quattro is deadly smooth and has great punch across the frequency spectrum. nice.
Reads CD's like a champ. If for whatever reason it stops doing that, just install the replacement laser assembly that I have included for you.
Shipping at cost (weight is ~16 pounds for the unit, figure 20 boxed).
Paypal please add 3%. I ship worldwide at cost.
Edited by Figo - 7/4/12 at 3:52pm