I have my Mini 6505,with custom headshell and my matching homemade thiele cabinet with a V-30.
My buddy has a two week old 5153 50 watt head in ivory and he wants my mini and cabinet + 200$ for his 5153.
I think the 5153 sounds much better but is this is a good deal? I paid 500$ for the mini and have about 180$ in the thiele cab. Here is pic of the my mini with the cab.
Do you have another cab? Price wise you're not really getting that good of a deal considering you can snag one for around $750 usually on eBay or CL. If it was a straight trade and you had another cab already I'd go for it. Otherwise I think you are getting the short end.