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XB77 arm in an XA?

Postby Brick » 21 Sep 2017 19:40

I just sorted through some boxes of stuff I picked up and found several brand new in plastic tonearms and headshells for the XB77. I Have several XAs in parts I picked up a few years ago thinking to do some custom tables, and was wondering if the XB77 arms will work with the older sub platform.
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Re: XB77 arm in an XA?

Postby snfrosten » 21 Sep 2017 23:43

Nope, different arms, actually the main difference is the arm spindle, rest of the arm can be used on the XA if you change to the AX spindle.
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Re: XB77 arm in an XA?

Postby Brick » 22 Sep 2017 01:15

Figured you would know! Thanks, Steve. I'll sell them on, then.
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Re: XB77 arm in an XA?

Postby snfrosten » 22 Sep 2017 03:21

Have any pictures of the arms, I have enough parts to make them usable on any of the early AR
tables. I like the look of the black anodized arm boss.
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Re: XB77 arm in an XA?

Postby Brick » 22 Sep 2017 21:17

Sent you an email.
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Re: XB77 arm in an XA?

Postby jj208t » 24 Sep 2017 05:11

Hi,
I have an AR 77-XB. What is the tonearm difference ? The diameter of the spindle ?
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Re: XB77 arm in an XA?

Postby cre009 » 24 Sep 2017 07:22

My understanding its the length of the spindle which needs to account for the platter ride height. Pretty sure the diameter is the same.
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Re: XB77 arm in an XA?

Postby jj208t » 17 Nov 2017 07:38

I am really enjoying my AR 77-XB with GE VR 1000-3 cartridge. I listen to it more often than my Rega with Ortofon Quintet Blue.
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