Show off your AR XA tables

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by snfrosten » 21 Mar 2019 01:26


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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by noisefreq » 21 Mar 2019 22:44

Interesting.
So is that a Rega acrylic platter sitting on an AR inner platter?

I'm guessing the heavier Merrell springs as well?

Original XA t-bar?

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by snfrosten » 22 Mar 2019 02:40

Solid Bocote wood plinth
Modified Merrill poly-subchassis
Rare Merrill Acrylic platter
Modified inner platter with SS spindle and ball
Merrill springs and Marc M perches
Rega RB303 and Ortofon blue cart
Hurst 3001 motor with composite pulley

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by tinkerwalsh » 26 Mar 2019 16:09

not a xa but though some folks might find of interest - ar77xb. i found this in a friends basement. got it working and im really enjoying it. was thinking of building a new base but the ar77s look has grown on me! before and after 8)
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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by derspankster » 26 Mar 2019 19:01

Nice looking machine. I don't think I've ever seen one of these in person. Congratulations!

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by usacanuck » 27 Mar 2019 01:37

Riply the cat inspecting Marc Morin’s work

Pretty much had Marc do the works.

Sounds fantastic should have done this years
ago
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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by tinkerwalsh » 27 Mar 2019 11:24

derspankster wrote:
26 Mar 2019 19:01
Nice looking machine. I don't think I've ever seen one of these in person. Congratulations!
Thanks! stoked to have it :mrgreen:

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by derspankster » 27 Mar 2019 13:08

Looks like you're running a Grado. Grados and AR's seem to do very well together. Is your headshell a SME type or does it have the dreaded plastics nibs?

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by snfrosten » 10 Apr 2019 02:19

I see the pic of the front of the table at the top of the page has disappeared, here it is again

https://i.imgur.com/ojKFD8p.jpg?1

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by cat9 » 19 Apr 2019 20:20

NUTS!! .... in the nicest way possible!
Great work Steve.

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by snfrosten » 11 May 2019 01:55

Solid oak plinth with a Jelco arm and Ortofon blue,

https://i.imgur.com/VRqvJF6.jpg?2

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Re: Show off your AR XA tables

Post by palo2 » 16 Sep 2019 22:44

tinkerwalsh wrote:
26 Mar 2019 16:09
not a xa but though some folks might find of interest - ar77xb. i found this in a friends basement. got it working and im really enjoying it. was thinking of building a new base but the ar77s look has grown on me! before and after 8)
Yes AR 77XB are a neat looking turntable
I have a highly modified version which was missing the arm when I bought it so went down the modified route.
They are terrific to work on with simple foolproof electronics but produce a superb sound.
Well done on your refurb.

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