What Tonearm is This?

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What Tonearm is This?

Post by djrafik » 11 Sep 2018 18:17

hello,
can you help me to find what is this model tonearm?
it looks like ortofon and sme,
best regards
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Re: need held identify this tonearm

Post by themisto462 » 11 Sep 2018 18:36

Bonsoir!

Looks like a Denon DA-305 to me.
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Re: need held identify this tonearm

Post by djrafik » 11 Sep 2018 21:39

:D :D :D :D :D :D
whaou thank you very much for the fast answer themisto462
it look exactly the same,
I m happy


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Re: Please help identify tonearm

Post by Alec124c41 » 25 Sep 2018 04:32

Syntec. Very good.
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/syntec.shtml

Cheers,
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Re: Please help identify tonearm

Post by themisto462 » 25 Sep 2018 13:24

Hello yulibertyv, welcome to the forum.

My guess would be: Japan Piezo PU-402, aka Syntec S-220, aka Sparta ST-220.

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by yulibertyv » 27 Sep 2018 01:58

Thank you themisto462 and Alec! :)

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Name that tonearm?

Post by jimvinyldisc » 18 Oct 2018 11:45

Hi audiophiles,

Sorry I saw that someone else had recently asked a very similar question for a different tonearm, but I have the same question of my own...

Any ideas?... how do you rate them?
What is it worth if I were to sell it?

I see a majority of 401's are equipped with SME 3009's so guess this is the way to go (with the tried and tested).

I am thinking of building a new plinth so the current one will become redundant.

Unless I can be convinced that this tonearm is worth keeping...

It sounds ok, although I have nothing to compare it against.

thanks, Jim

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Re: Name that tonearm?

Post by themisto462 » 18 Oct 2018 15:28

Hi Jim.

I think that you have a DSC Jelco SA-100 tonearm.

https://img.canuckaudiomart.com/uploads ... _1979_.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/zRMSHjg.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9jXkwwf.jpg
(Pictures from the web)

Seems to be very rare... (keeper :wink: )

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Re: Name that tonearm?

Post by jimvinyldisc » 19 Oct 2018 14:40

Wow, I had in the back of my mind it was a Jelco but obviously didn't know the model number, maybe I had looked at the end of the balance counter weight at some time then forgot about it. I bought the TT from a guy who had owned it from new. He wasn't short of a bob or two so having a rare addition doesn't surprise me too much. It's great that you have all the accoutrements with your arm, thank you for sharing the pics. A keeper it is then. After building a new heavy duty plinth I was going to install an SME to fall inline with the general consensus, but I am very happy with this arm and might just stick with it.
Any idea on the value of one of these, is there any demand for one compared to an SME 3009?
thanks for the advice and pics. Jim

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Re: Name that tonearm?

Post by themisto462 » 20 Oct 2018 10:37

jimvinyldisc wrote:
19 Oct 2018 14:40
It's great that you have all the accoutrements with your arm, thank you for sharing the pics.
Sadly, I do not own this tonearm. These pictures are borrowed from the www (as noted under the pics :wink: ). I do always add some pics for a comparison, if possible... .
jimvinyldisc wrote:
19 Oct 2018 14:40
Any idea on the value of one of these, is there any demand for one compared to an SME 3009?
thanks for the advice and pics. Jim
Well, that is hard to say, because the don't seem to appear very often for sale. Tonearms from Jelco enjoy a good reputation and are always popular.
In my opinion it should be worth ~ $250 in a good condition and with all accessories, the paperwork and the original box.

Regards, Flo.

P.S.: I've found something that might could be of interest:
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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by stereoholic1962 » 23 Oct 2018 13:37

Can anyone help with identifying this arm ? https://i.postimg.cc/LsZ1kHk3/20.jpg

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by themisto462 » 23 Oct 2018 16:21

stereoholic1962 wrote:
23 Oct 2018 13:37
Can anyone help with identifying this arm ?
Hi.

Looks like the audio-technica AT1100.

https://www.vinylengine.com/images/mode ... at1100.jpg

More info here:

https://www.vinylengine.com/library/aud ... 1100.shtml

and in the catalogs of '79 & '82 / '83:

https://www.vinylengine.com/library/aud ... eral.shtml

Regards.

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by stereoholic1962 » 23 Oct 2018 18:38

Excellent thank you so much.

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by nat » 26 Oct 2018 01:18

Very fine arm. Enjoy it.

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