According to the Audiogon bluebook, the Prisma's used average price is $320 US. Assuming an exchange rate of $1 US = $0.73 Canadian, this translates into about $438 Canadian. So, yeah, $300 Canadian is potentially a good deal.
Only you can decide if it's worth it for your situation, though. (But if you'd like to donate it to me so that I could have a turntable, I wouldn't object. :) )
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Thanks for the info; other people have told me that it would fetch considerably more than this so I'm not sure. In any case, I'm not able to find any confirmed sale of one to check out the price, even using eBay.
I have owned a Michell Prisma turntable from new, it was bought in early 1980 and has been in use daily since then.It still works perfectly , a tribute to the late John Michell's engineering. It has an aluminium sub platter with the glass platter resting on the six gold circular weights. This deck is the immediate forebear of the Gyro dek and was the replacement model for the Focus series of turntables. It is a rare machine and I have turned down offers in excess of £1000 ( $1800 ) for it. I would suggest you buy it have it seviced and do not sell it but take ownership of a finely engineered turntable, designed by a great man that is destined to become a classic collectors piece if it isnt already.It is also better than most? current turntables and looks stunning.( see pictures on the Michell website)You are correct in assuming the dealer is not aware of its true value. You may have a chance of buying that most rare of mythical beasts , a genuine bargain! Please e mail me if you require any help or further information.
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