Orchidman wrote:I have a Systemdek!!X which I have had for sometime. It is fitted with a straight AR tonearm which has now failed as the lift mechanism isn't working. The tonearm is so old I can't find a spare part so I'm looking for advice as to which tonearm I should consider replacing it with. Many thanks if you are able to help.
Jelco builds a tonearm lift for replacement. Maybe this could work for you.http://www.jelco-ichikawa.co.jp/product ... ssory.html
The price without shipping is 69 €.
If this is the Lift you have, have you tried changing the damping oil?
I have an AR "The Turntable" with that arm/lift and it is due for the damping oil to be changed.
Probably a thread here on this or over at Audiokarma.