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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Postby snfrosten » 29 Apr 2018 23:49

Yes, Pathe Wings make a pretty good mat that's not too expensive. Here's another one just finished this weekend.

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Postby cat9 » 30 Apr 2018 07:07

snfrosten wrote:Yes, Pathe Wings make a pretty good mat that's not too expensive. Here's another one just finished this weekend.

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Another nice table Steve!

...thought it (mat) might be - love mine!
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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Postby skandl » 04 May 2018 02:26

Well Ill Help keep the thread a little busy. I received a fantastic package from NJ today! In it a rewired SME 3009 from S. Frosten. Now the images (the one on the table) is just for looks and not the current operational configuration (lol). Dead quiet and beautifully built using Cardas wire. The pics are not the best but for a phone (V30) not shabby, enjoy!

I will have to report back later with how much this rewire kicks the stock cable's ass but very quickly I noticed that it does not HUM like the old cable.

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Postby 1200y3 » 06 May 2018 16:49

Looks like a great "reference standard", but what kind of cartridge are you using?
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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Postby skandl » 06 May 2018 21:23

Hana SL
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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Postby snfrosten » 18 May 2018 00:57

Another one, Chakte/Redheart solid wood plinth, nice grain.

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Postby cat9 » 22 May 2018 06:45

^^^^Lovely!^^^^
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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Postby 1200y3 » 27 May 2018 18:49

How do you take care of antiskating for the original XA tone arms?
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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Postby noisefreq » 28 May 2018 00:43

You can pull the tonearm out of the bearing well and put a twist on the tonearm wires going into the plinth.
This can put tension on the wire braid and thus put tension on the stylus contact point.

What is fascinating to me is that the AR really doesn't need much anti-skate at all and still sounds great.

It doesn't need quartz lock, speed adjustment or strobe light either.
A cue lift would be nice, thus the XB.
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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Postby Dualgroove1 » 03 Jun 2018 13:47

snfrosten wrote:Yes, Pathe Wings make a pretty good mat that's not too expensive. Here's another one just finished this weekend.

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I just picked up an XA which needs to have the arm rewired. A 3009 is sitting on another project table with a bad motor and I’m thinking about putting it on the XA.

Your beautiful work inspires me. Care to lend advice?
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