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pl-550

Post by dancinnyc » 29 Dec 2019 20:04

Hi, Have a pl-550 with a broken tone arm & spindle to the base do any other tone arm assemblies work with this model Thanks Dan

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Re: pl-550

Post by TudorTurtle » 29 Dec 2019 22:26

Dan,
Yes other tone arms will fit, but will require some work. I've seen some beautiful set ups on a 550, one using an Infinity Black Widow ( expensive). If the turntable is working perfectly, I would definitely try to get a new tonearm going.

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Re: pl-550

Post by dancinnyc » 30 Dec 2019 19:23

Thanks I'am looking @ pl-1250 tonearm Dan

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Re: pl-550

Post by TudorTurtle » 31 Dec 2019 13:20

The 1250 arm looks very close to the 550's.

Never saw a 1250 before now, what a beauty.

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Re: pl-550

Post by dancinnyc » 02 Jan 2020 21:47

Hi Tudor Turtle, Bought the 1250 tone arm I'll let you know how it works out .Only released in japan in 1975, I Think it was the base for the pl-550. the 1250 was also only 100 volt. Very few in the states. Do you know if the turntables on this site are listed by year of production? I might try to buy a " parts only" table in the same year + - of the 550 Thanks for everything Dan

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Re: pl-550

Post by TudorTurtle » 05 Jan 2020 03:26

Hah!
Don't know about the years data but was secretly thinking if your tonearm thing doesn't work out I'll make you an offer and keep it as a parts table. Love the 550s. 😉

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Re: pl-550

Post by dancinnyc » 08 Jan 2020 21:28

Hi, Tonearm arrived today had to interchange one part with the orig. Otherwise it fits fine. Check out ebay someone has misc. 550 parts for bid $25 so far. Good luck Thanks Dan. ( Oh by the way I did pick up a 550 for parts $160 not bad & it works, but looks bad)

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Re: pl-550

Post by TudorTurtle » 16 Jan 2020 16:07

Nice!

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Re: pl-550

Post by dancinnyc » 16 Jan 2020 23:34

Hi, Picked up misc parts on ebay also if you need anything let me know I'll get it down to you . Got a lot of duplicates.Thanks Dan

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