1961 Vintage EMPIRE 398 Turntable Record Player 108 Cartridge Stylus & Wood Base


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You’re bidding on a Vintage EMPIRE 398 Turntable with 108 Cartridge & Stylus

We came upon this exquisite turntable by chance. Owned previously by an audiophile that kept his collection in fine

This Empire was born on Feb 1st 1961 as indicated on the underside of the belt motor cover. After reviewing it’s capabilities, it was noted that a new belt was necessary to provide the audio we desired. The belt was obtained, and the show began. We wondered how the Empire would sound with the vintage 108 cartridge and stylus. We were surprised and pleased with the LP we auditioned. The unit sounds wonderful. The needle seemed to be in acceptable condition. The highs were good, and lows the same. In short, I think you have some good hours left before a stylus change would be necessary. Also, the ON/OFF light needs a bulb.

Cosmetically you can see in the images how well this 398 was kept. Being about 60 years old, We were very impressed with it’s design and engineering. The wood base is original and intact. The surfaces of the turntable area have small scratching as seen. The arm moves smoothly, and tracks as designed to.

In summary you are getting a true piece of art, that has the musicality to match. This Empire 398 will make your system a centerpiece for all those who see it.

Please refer to the images for further info on cosmetics and be sure to ask any questions you may have prior to bidding or purchasing. Thank you.

CD-SB (20/L-8x17x16) SL


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Additional information

Weight 28.00 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 22 × 12 in

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