Here's another list of projectors and
assorted goodies for sale. I’ll feature
the new additions and one projector
that’s been here on consignment for far
But first off… I’ve been doing some
housecleaning (!) in the shop, a
daunting chore to say the least. I’ve
uncovered some goodies that I knew I
had, some that I had forgotten about,
and hey, some stuff that I had no idea
existed here. So… I’ve listed, and am
listing a whole bunch of assorted items
for cheap on eBay. I’m blowing out some
leftover new old stock items from doing
sound system installations, a bunch of
it of course can be used in home
audio/home theater systems as well.
Here’s a link to my list of auction
items. I’m trying to list 3-5 items a
day, so check back every few days to see
what’s new. I always run 7 day auctions
Also, some of you might already know,
before the CRT projector thing took off
for me, I was heavily into repairing
reel to reel tape recorders. I’ve got a
number of years of experience repairing
and aligning everything from low end
consumer machines to high end semi-pro
units. I’ve got lots of alignment tools
for these machines along with a
Nakamichi T100 and Sound Tech tape
analyzer. I dusted off some of the units
that I’ve bought over the last couple of
years and haven’t gotten to, and have a
few units for sale that are listed on
eBay. I still have a near mint Pioneer
RT 909 and three ReVox B77s and a couple
of Technics 1500s that I am working on
in-between projectors. Anyone over 40
either has boxes of reels in their attic
that need to get transferred to CD, but
chances are your deck is defective. I
can sell you a deck that will work
either for daily use, or buy it to
transfer your old reels, then resell it
to someone else. All of these decks have
heads that are in spectacular shape, and
the mechanisms are working well. As with
my projectors, I put a number of test
hours on the reel to reels before I sell
them to make sure they are in 100%
OK, projector stuff! As always, I went
nuts again over the last few weeks and
have bought a bunch more projectors,
some of which I’ve looked at, some which
I haven’t. To start with, here’s what
I’ve looked at:
(1) NEC PG+ This set is in awesome shape,
tubes are near mint condition. Low
hours, case in good shape, etc. A great
way to get into an EM focusing set for
not a lot of money. Point board
installed. Special price, $1500.00.
(1) Runco IDP 900. Same as the NEC above,
great condition with excellent tubes.
This is a black cased model, it has some
minor marks on the case, exposing the
white NEC color below. One small crack
in the corner of the set, but since it’s
facing the ceiling when mounted, you
won’t see it. Point board installed,
another excellent set. $1200.00.
(1) NEC XG 110. This is a customer
repair-turned consignment unit that’s
been here for far too long. He’s asked
me to slaughter the price on it, so this
is a one time price and deal for someone
out there. 2000 hours approx on the
unit. 110 Mhz scan rate, 1080p capable.
The tubes are all original and in very
good condition, case is in good shape as
well. Complete with all of the NEC XG
features including 100 point
convergence, razor sharp image, fully
checked over, etc. $1600.00. This is a
BIG price break from the normal selling
price of $2000-2200 that I’d normally
sell this set for.
(1) NEC XG 75. Very similar in
performance to the XG 100 above, but
with a 75 khz scan rate, this set has a
bit of green wear (but very usable), a
hint of blue wear, and a red that’s in
great shape. Case in good shape, a
wonderful image on the unit, etc.
$1500.00, or I’ll throw in a new green
tube for an extra $700 (my cost) which
will get you 9,000 hours + on the tubes.
(1) Marquee 8500. I got this in with a
large lot of Marquees that I bought, and
much to my surprise and pleasure, two of
the three 8500s that I got in had right
about 2000 hours total on the chassis.
One set sold instantly, this one has a
total of 2000 hours on the chassis, but
700 of those were in standby, so there’s
only 1300 hours on the tubes! I don’t
think I’ve ever had 8500s with this low
of an hour count! Needless to say, the
set is virtually perfect, all I’ve done
is the power supply and anamorphic mod,
mandatory for any Marquee that I sell.
The case has some minor marks on it,
nothing serious though. Priced to move
at $2500.00. I’ve got one more of these
that I’m suspecting that has a similar
hour count on it, as they all came from
the same place. I’ll update the site as
soon as I look at it.
Sets in stock that aren’t looked at yet:
- Runco 852- A Zenith PRO 900 with an
internal line doubler
- Sony G70- one owner w/ceiling bracket,
manuals and remote
- Sony 1292- 2 of them
- Sony 12XX series- lots of these in stock
again, ranging from near mint to fair
condition, check the entry level set
- 7 more NEC XG projectors, LC and non LC.
Audio Authority 1365 transcoders in
stock. I’ve got good stock again of the
1365 transcoders, that also act as a
scaler, up to 1024p. Take any component
signal up to 720p, convert it to RGBHV
and scale it at the same time. My price:
$275.00, that’s $24.00 less than from
I do also have a few of the 9A65
transcoders at $175 USD. These work
well, and do not have the internal
scaling functions of the 1365 model.
Parts and such.
I’m about to close a deal on a bunch
of NOS SD 187 tubes, including a LOT of
blues and greens. I’ll be using some in
my sets for sale, but I’ll FINALLY have
a few tubes (tested before I sell them)
that I’ll be able to offer to those of
you that have ECPs, Ampros, Barcos and
Sony 10XX sets with weak blue tubes.
Email me, I’ll let you know when they
arrive in a week or two.
I’ve stripped a whole bunch of sets
recently, so parts selection and stock
is better than ever. Email me if you’re
looking for something.
One last oddity: I will be picking up a
pair of 1960’s (I think) Electrovoice
SP-12B speakers in homemade cabinets
today. Those of you that are vintage
speaker nuts will appreciate these
speakers. I’ll test them before selling,
but these are nice speakers. $200 for
the pair of raw speakers, come get the
cabinets if you’re local for free.
A PLEA FOR HELP!
Now that this seems to be the world’s
largest site dedicated to CRT
projectors, I’m getting DAILY emails
from newbies wanting assistance with
setting up their projectors. Those of
you that are now on their second or
third upgrades and want to possibly make
some extra money assisting others that
have just purchased their first CRT,
PLEASE see consider adding your contact
info to our referral pages (see
The more people that can assist in
cities outside of the Vancouver area the
better. Many newcomers to the CRT
projector world simply need some
guidance on basic setup. Share your
knowledge and help each other out!
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Parts n' stuff
I am adding parts to my stock daily.
I seem to be one of the only places left
that can repair virtually any CRT module
down to a component level. With some
other casual resellers now out of the
business, rest assured I'll support ANY
CRT projector out there, whether
purchased from me or not. I’ve recently
parted out a bunch of NEC XG sets, so
I’ve got a great selection of XG modules
in stock. I’ve also parted out a bunch
of Ampros and have a good set of tested
LVPS and HVPS in stock that are stable
and run cool.
Email me for info.
(2) Ampro 2000 style remotes. I've
got a need for two good working old
style Ampro remotes. I've got lots of
sets but few remotes.
As many 8” tubes as I can get. I’ve
got a lot of NEC PG, PG Xtra, XG, Barco
808 and Marquee sets that need green and
blue tubes. I’ll pay reasonable prices
for any 8+ condition blue and green
tubes to finish off these 20+ sets that
I have here.
(4) Sony 07MP or 07MSP tubes. I’d
like to sell off the Sony 12XX units
that I have here, but 4 have worn blue
tubes. Again, I’ll pay reasonable going
rates for good blue tubes for these.
(2) each of blue and green P16 tubes
as used in the Barco 708 sets. Again,
I’ve got two great sets here, but with
worn tubes, they can’t be sold.
Thanks for your support!