Grazie wrote on 9/14/2012, 1:59 PM
O my Eye!!!

101 pages of the STUFF!

Denon; Rogers speakers by the dozen; AKG; Senni . . . . Bob will have a field day drooling . . . .

Amazing kit . . . .


paul_w wrote on 9/14/2012, 2:32 PM
yep - scanning....!

ah, collect from London only. Some great kit.

farss wrote on 9/14/2012, 5:09 PM
"Bob will have a field day drooling "

Yes and no.
Our Australian Broadcasting Corporation has had such auctions fairly regularly over the past decade or so.
The majorty of the gear falls into one or the other categories.

1) It is broken.
2) It is bespoke.
3) It is utterly obsolete.
4) It is obsolete but fools will still bid it up to an absurd price.
5) It is a piece fo really good kit but fools will bid it up to more than you could buy it for retail with warranty.
6) There are some gems that only you will see the value of and you'll go away with a bargain.

Speakers, I would be very suspicious of, rats make meals out of cones, even without that happening they'll quite likely have been thrashed.

There are bargains to be had. I bought an Otari 5050 for $50 that I used to generate a lot of income. Some of the old audio gear may contain components such a high quality line transformers that are quite valuable even today. I picked up a box of bits for $1 that contained a set of alignment tapes for old cart machines, those I donated to a local "PBS" style radio station that still used that cart system.
Another bargain was a Miller DS5 tripod for $300 that was almost new that we've had a lot of use out of.

The best bargain I saw someone get was a set of three robotic studio pedestals. He bought them for $2K and on-sold them to a Canadian broadcaster for $150K for spare parts.

JJKizak wrote on 9/14/2012, 5:40 PM
What does bespoke mean?
paul_w wrote on 9/14/2012, 5:42 PM
custom built, specially made for..

SuperG wrote on 9/14/2012, 11:11 PM
Never seen so many clocks for sale in one place - they must've had a studio in every closet and three in the WC....
Grazie wrote on 9/15/2012, 1:25 AM
Well, Dr Who needs that many just to move through the various Wormholes.

I've almost, seriously considering the wooden "On Air" system to go above my studio door (lol).

PeterDuke wrote on 9/15/2012, 3:11 AM
"What does bespoke mean?"

It also means "already spoken for" or "already claimed" (someone has put his scent on it already), presumably by an insider who may even have put the item up for sale.
farss wrote on 9/15/2012, 5:53 AM
"Never seen so many clocks for sale in one place"

Be careful, some of them could be just displays that need to connect to a master clock.

I did pickup a couple of old radio announcer's clocks at an ABC Auction years ago.
Kind of unique, instead of "10:45" they display 11:-15". The seconds are denoted by a ring of 60 red LEDs.

paul_w wrote on 9/15/2012, 6:14 AM
tempted to bid on some RE20's. Or a pair of Genelec's. No telling what condition hey are in though. And Londons a bit far for a pick up for me.

riredale wrote on 9/15/2012, 8:12 AM
I don't know if I'd want to buy any of that BBC gear. All the knobs and controls are probably reversed left-for-right and that would really confuse the heck out of me.
rs170a wrote on 9/15/2012, 10:08 AM
One guy on the site that I got this link from gave the following warning (after I posted this).

"Be warned that there's a buyer's premium of 15% and then 20% tax on top of the final bid price."

That may make a few of you think twice before submitting a bid :(

Grazie wrote on 9/15/2012, 4:19 PM
Yes Mike, I read that way before. No worries.