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Posted: 09 Nov 2008 17:23
by snfrosten
Heres a Mayware Formula 4 mounted on one of the early two motor XAs. This has the solid walnut plinth with the top plate inset into the plinth. I've made a custom PIP box with tonearm wires running from the arm to the box so the suspension has free travel-bounce.

https://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj2 ... G_4889.jpg

https://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj2 ... G_4894.jpg

https://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj2 ... G_4895.jpg

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 00:24
by ddarch
Dang...that looks shweeet!

Dave

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 15:20
by danieldust
Yes, a total beauty. I like the inset top plate. That's a nice touch that I have never seen or at least never noticed before.

Is the headshell a bit out of whack though?

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 16:40
by ddarch
Danieldust,

The Mayware is a unipivot design...it "assumes the proper position" when the needle is placed in the groove. Basically the arm is balanced on a single pivot point with damping fluid providing side to side stability...again, when the needle is in the groove. If you look at the photo of the back of the Mayware, you can see that is out of kilter, too.

Dave

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 02:33
by mrdon
Nice job Steve. =D>

This makes me look forward to your magic working on my XA.

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 13:33
by danieldust
ddarch wrote:Danieldust,

The Mayware is a unipivot design....
Thanks, Dave. I have heard of unipivots, but I never really knew what it meant. I can see how something like that would earn the "fiddly" reputation that it has.

AR XA

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 20:23
by prairiedog
Here's my XA as shown on Dave's Gallery at vinylnirva.com. Am still looking for the right finish for some wooden inserts to go on the bottom of the plastic top in order to clear the Rega tonearm. http://vinylnirvana.com/ar_gallery_frosten.shtml

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 01:59
by madog99
snfrosten wrote:Heres a Mayware Formula 4 mounted on one of the early two motor XAs. This has the solid walnut plinth with the top plate inset into the plinth. I've made a custom PIP box with tonearm wires running from the arm to the box so the suspension has free travel-bounce.

https://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj2 ... G_4889.jpg

https://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj2 ... G_4894.jpg

https://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj2 ... G_4895.jpg
wow nice job on mounting that arm . Having just picked up an XA with same arm I see right away I have a lot of work ahead .Mine seems to be missing the circular part with set screw that sets arm height , I guess that's why the arm can slide up and down .Your pics have made it all clear , to my dismay . Ok now for plan B . It's all good .

John

Posted: 27 Nov 2008 15:42
by Beltway
Congrats on some great workmanship on those projects.

Posted: 11 Dec 2008 01:28
by mrdon
Here's my AR-XA with new Solid Maple (dyed antique cherry) plinth, newly polished dust cover and newly modified tonearm (RB-250) by Steve Frosten. The RB-250 is sporting a Denon DL-103. Thanks Steve!
https://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357 ... C03167.jpg
https://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357 ... C03172.jpg
https://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357 ... C03171.jpg

Posted: 11 Dec 2008 01:54
by madog99
Sweet Mrdon , real sweet .

AR XA

Posted: 11 Dec 2008 14:01
by prairiedog
Nice TT; what are the nickel-sized doo-flickys on the tt pad? Is that something new and diferent? :wink:

Posted: 12 Dec 2008 03:06
by danieldust
Wow! Beautiful. Congrats, Mrdon. I am glad you got Steve to do the work for you. He's great in every way!

How do you like the Denon?

Posted: 14 Dec 2008 04:19
by MuZak
Ooooo..
glass re-inforced roofing material, eh?? :shock:

Plz do tell us more!
(including where to procure) ;-)

Posted: 14 Dec 2008 04:45
by mrdon
danieldust wrote:
How do you like the Denon?
I've had the DL-103 for about a year or so. I have no complaints. I like what it delivers.