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 Make Bruel & Kjaer
 Model Vast lot of classic 50s-80s gear
 Description Probably the largest collection of vintage Bruel & Kjaer gear in the world, from 25 years of searching auction websites, BBC and other TV and radio studios, universities, audio manufacturers, etc.. Allowing for inflation, the estimated purchase cost second-hand was about 10,000GBP, and the original cost from the manufacturer getting towards 500,000GBP. Some of these units were each as expensive as a Mini car. Their general cosmetic condition is very good, but some have marks from stickers, or dings on their casing. They are sold AS SEEN. Some of them have been successfully fired up and used in the past, but probably need calibration or servicing. Many have never been switched on since purchase. Many (the older ones especially) have B&K's unusual mains socket - which has in some cases been bypassed, but which otherwise needs replacement with an IEC socket or a supply of the original plugs. A large quantity of UK IEC leads can be included if this lot stays in the UK. On nearly all the gear, voltage is switchable to all normal worldwide standards. The audio sockets are usually B&K's ultra-shielded large-bore sockets - but 4mm banana plugs work fine (just with less shielding).

Because of their age and original lab use, special care should be taken to ensure they comply with current safety standards.

Bruel & Kjaer were a great company, because of their original refusal to sell to military establishments, and because of the incredibly intricate hand assembly of their products. They also chose the most beautiful colour for their front panels. Although designed as lab test gear, a large number of these devices found their way into electronic music studios such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

A full numbered list is in photo 2, but it includes: twelve 1022 Beat Frequency Oscillators (to form an octave super-wobbulator?), 1x1012, 1x 1014, 2x 1024, 1x 1607, 2x 2603 tube mic pre-amps, 3x 2010 Heterodyne Analyzers, 1x 2121(?), 6x 2107 Frequency Analyzers, 1x 2114 Spectrometer, 5x 2409, 1x 2416 Voltmeters, 1x 1901 Tracking Frequency Multiplier, 2x 2804 Mic PSUs, 3x 4426 Noise Level Analyzers, 3x 2626 Conditioning Amplifiers, 2x 5686 Control Signal Sel ectors, 1x 4715 Display, 1x 4911 Motion Analyzer, 1x 2606, 1x 2607 Measuring Amplifiers, 1x 7400 Cassette Player, 1x 2811 8 channel Multiplexer, 1x 1620 Filter Set.

Packing and palletising (2 pallets): 100GBP.

 Age n/a
 Weight n/a
 Condition Good
 Location Uk (Item is at Vemia Uk)
 Vat Not from a VAT-registered business. But VAT / duty may be due if importing from outside your trade bloc.
 Quantity 1 item is available from the owner
 Options User manual : No
  Service manual : No
  First owner : No
  Original boxes : No
 Plug type No lead provided
 Voltage type Internal 110 to 220-240V switchable
 Status Item is still available
 Sale type The item is on the auction rooms
 Ending on 14/04/2024
 Category Lab gear 
 Serial number various
 Sphere reference # 22709
 Statistics Created on : 06/03/2021 
Changed on : 09/02/2024 
  Published on : (Not published)
  Displayed : 6445 time(s) by members and guests  
Safety All electrical items sold in VEMIA are deemed to be trade sales. No warranty of electrical safety is given or implied. Many items are vintage and would not pass current electrical safety standards. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that items are safe to use in their future environment - if necessary by using the services of a professional.


Prices and conditions    top
The following section gives you the prices as well as shipment and payment conditions associated with the item. Payment is always requested in GBP. Converted price is shown for information and converted with Sphere standard currency rate.

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 Start price 7155 GBP
 Converted price (1) 7155 GBP
 Shipment International or local shipment to pay
 Packing costs 100 GBP
 Payment Full pre payment needed
 Auction bid step 50 GBP
 Auction highest bid 0 GBP
 Converted highest bid 0 GBP
 Leader or winner *None
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