Finally had my AR-TA off the shelf for rearranging so I thought I would snap a couple pics.
It's an early 2-motor version, 33 rpm only, with a solid wood base.
Picked it up off local CL for $20, found a headshell bought a new belt and it worked very well.
Since then I have ...
-installed a custom thrust bearing
-hand polished the spindle
-replaced the RCA outs
-Dynamat Extreme on plinth
-Quiet-Kote on the platter and sub-platter
-removed the bottom cover and made a custom open frame bottom
-removed cueing damper on arm and made custom arm support
-modified headshell for lower VTA and through bolts (nylon)
-polished and damped drive pulley
Serial #, 04490
Currently running a Grado/Red w/ no hum issues after grounding the T-bar.
I use this deck in the living room so it's mostly for show or conversation piece. It may not look like much, but it works really, really well. People are always surprised when I put an album on.
My main deck is a modded 1984 AR "The turntable", which I will try to post pics of as well.
More pics can be seen here.....https://picasaweb.google.com/108044785678486683511/ARXA2MotorVersion?authuser=0&feat=directlink