What Tonearm is This?

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frimleygreener
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Re: Jelco? Tone arm..

Post by frimleygreener » 15 Mar 2016 17:19

Plan "B"then...If I could positively identify the arm I might find a replacement..problem is,either the bore in the arm or the fixing screw has a part stripped thread,making it impossible to secure the headshell to the tonearm properly:I have "Bodged" it byplacing a rubber grommet in the arm bore,and tightening as far as possible....all that makes a nonsense of accurately aligning the cartridge( a very fussy Goldring 1042)...I wonder if perhaps I could rebore the tube with a mini tap and die set...are they available?

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Re: Jelco? Tone arm..

Post by snfrosten » 15 Mar 2016 19:58

Yes you may be able to retread the screw hole slightly larger and use the next size screw.
The arm is a Jelco/AR arm, one a few standard arms that came on the table. It is a "Linn" size mount so any arm with the 210mm spindle to pivot distance works. I think a Linn LVX would be an upgrade over the AR tonearm.

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Re: Jelco? Tone arm..

Post by frimleygreener » 16 Mar 2016 08:59

Many thanks for that....I will try a model shop to see if I can find a thread kit...and search out that Linn as a "back up"....thank you again!

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Re: Jelco? Tone arm..

Post by sturgus » 16 Mar 2016 22:45

Also any of the Audioquest arms will work.

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Can anyone identify this tonearm? Thanks!

Post by dgleason » 25 May 2016 16:59

Anyone recognize this tonearm?
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Re: Can anyone identify this tonearm? Thanks!

Post by nat » 26 May 2016 00:01

The answer will be coming a long in a short while -- its a common arm from the 60s and on, supposedly used in radio stations. Acos or Neat or one of the japanese makers, and also sold in the US under Lafayette or Radio Shack's name if I recall correctly.
Don't know that I've ever seen one in as immaculate condition -- that's a find.

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Re: Can anyone identify this tonearm? Thanks!

Post by dgleason » 26 May 2016 00:08

Thanks much -- look forward to hearing more. Cheers, Doug

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Re: Can anyone identify this tonearm? Thanks!

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Re: Can anyone identify this tonearm? Thanks!

Post by KentT » 26 May 2016 04:12

This tonearm was built by Japan Piezo, and known as the Syntec S-200, the Audio-Technica, the Sparta, and the Sedco. I think you were the gentleman who beat me to this example in an Ebay auction too. I am glad a fellow enthusiast got it.

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Another tonearm identification?

Post by ictwoody » 23 Mar 2017 06:25

Hey guys. Just picked up a Technics SP10MK2 and it has this mounted... it's not Technics... anyone recognize it? Uses a din connector. No headshell.

- Woody
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Re: Another tonearm identification?

Post by JaS » 23 Mar 2017 12:39

It looks like Japan Piezo/Spartec/Syntec broadcast arm. It was sold under numerous brands and model names.

https://www.vinylengine.com/library/jap ... -402.shtml
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/sparta/st-220.shtml
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/syntec/s-220.shtml

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Re: Another tonearm identification?

Post by ictwoody » 23 Mar 2017 17:01

JaS wrote:It looks like Japan Piezo/Spartec/Syntec broadcast arm. It was sold under numerous brands and model names.

https://www.vinylengine.com/library/jap ... -402.shtml
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/sparta/st-220.shtml
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/syntec/s-220.shtml
Yeah. After I posted last night I did some really deep google diving looking at images and I finally figured it out. Was hoping for something really cool. Not a bad little arm though. Seems like a workhorse. Might toss my Aluminum bodied DL103 on it and see how it sounds.

- Woody

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help needed identifying an unknown tonearm

Post by jeanpl » 09 Sep 2017 18:23

I would need help from an expert identifying this tonearm.
It has an interesting 3 part weight.
I would guess that the side weight is the antiskating..

Thanks for your help
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Re: help needed identifying an unknown tonearm

Post by JaS » 09 Sep 2017 18:29

The arm was sold as a Japan Piezo or Syntec (amongst others).

FWIW there is no anti-skate, the side weight is for lateral balance.

https://www.vinylengine.com/library/jap ... -402.shtml
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/syntec/s-220.shtml

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Re: help needed identifying an unknown tonearm

Post by jeanpl » 09 Sep 2017 18:50

Thanks JaS!

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