Hello all. I was hoping for a little advice regarding a Technics SL 1700 MKI turntable with the stock tonearm I have recently acquired.
The tonearm is held in place by 4 pivots, each consisting of a screw and a sealing bearing unit, like a lot of turntables. My problem is, the bottom set of bearings has been badly damaged, the bearings have fallen out and gone.
I was wondering, does anybody know if this same sized part is used in any other models? Is it still used today? I would like to get my hands on one, but I can't find a spares or repair SL 1700 anywhere. I was hoping I could expand the parameters of my search.
Alternatively, does anybody know the precise size of the bearings? Long shot I know, but I think I could reconstruct the unit if I knew that.