AR XA tonearm help

snap, crackle and pop
Post Reply
Posts: 29
Joined: 23 Sep 2015 15:06

AR XA tonearm help

Post by 70shovelhead » 16 Dec 2018 15:02

Wanting to upgrade the wiring on my XA arm. Problem is removing the plastic pin retainer the headshell fits into. I cant,get it to budge. I assume it is glued in place? Advice appreciated.
(115.95 KiB) Downloaded 59 times
(107.13 KiB) Downloaded 55 times

senior member
senior member
United States of America
Posts: 925
Joined: 20 Feb 2013 20:04
Location: Independence

Re: AR XA tonearm help

Post by noisefreq » 16 Dec 2018 22:53

I don't think there is any glue.
There are a couple of dimples on each side of the plastic insert (under the tightening ring) that holds it in place.
((I have not tried this)) but I've read where if you fit the back end of a drill bit that fits perfectly inside the plastic, you can gently grip the plastic with pliers and wiggle the insert back and forth to loosen it from the metal arm tube and dimples, pulling it out.
There is a dab of red paint on the plastic inside the tube to orient it back into the proper alignment once wires are replaced.
Good luck!

long player
long player
Posts: 1901
Joined: 23 Jun 2017 02:11
Location: Liverpool,PA

Re: AR XA tonearm help

Post by lenjack » 17 Dec 2018 03:30

Try the AR forum.

Post Reply