What Tonearm is This?

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by lagwil » 22 Feb 2019 14:48

Hi, anybody knows what Tonearm this could be? It's fitted on a Systemdek IIX.

http://wilhelmlagercrantz.se/pubimg/rec ... 91132.jpeg

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by themisto462 » 22 Feb 2019 16:19

lagwil wrote:
22 Feb 2019 14:48
Hi, anybody knows what Tonearm this could be? It's fitted on a Systemdek IIX.
Seems to be a Manticore Musician.

https://www.vinylengine.com/library/man ... cian.shtml

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by lagwil » 23 Feb 2019 08:06

Thank you @themisto462 ! :D

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by themisto462 » 23 Feb 2019 09:18

lagwil wrote:
23 Feb 2019 08:06
Thank you @themisto462 ! :D
You're welcome!

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by JaS » 23 Feb 2019 11:37

lagwil wrote:
22 Feb 2019 14:48
Hi, anybody knows what Tonearm this could be? It's fitted on a Systemdek IIX
A nice arm, but rare. They cost £295 back in 1991 when an RB300 would have set you back just £139. Most owners went with the far cheaper Systemdek arm or an entry level RB250.

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by lagwil » 23 Feb 2019 21:03

Thanks for the info @JaS! I am offered to buy this turntable from a friend. It is fitted with a Audio Technica OC07 MC cartridge. Anybody knows what would be a good replacement?


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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by themisto462 » 27 Feb 2019 08:10

Spagnolo wrote:
27 Feb 2019 00:01
Hi all!

I found this old Jelco tonearm, but I cannot figure out what the model is. Does anyone know?
Hello.

That seems to be be a DSC-Jelco SA-100. I think, that it should have a badge at the back of the counterweight with the model designation. We had the same model on page four in this thread.

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 45#p925797

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by Spagnolo » 27 Feb 2019 09:58

Thanks themisto462,

You're right! I never thought to look at the back of the counter-weight! The interesting thing is that this one just says Jelco Model SA-100 (not DSC-Jelco).

http://electronicsrepairshop.com.au/wp- ... .42.11.jpg

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by jeetjeweetje » 10 Apr 2019 19:40

Hello, I am trying to figure out what tonearm this is.. I have searched the web but remain clueless..
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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by jeetjeweetje » 10 Apr 2019 20:17

Weird thing about it is that the guy selling it says it has a SME headshell.. on the pictures it seems like a fixed headshell but this is definatly is no SME arm... weird

Would love to hear your thoughts!

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by nat » 10 Apr 2019 23:21

I wonder if that isn't a very well made DIY arm or a prototype. While very nicely finished, some of the parts seem to be machined or bent rather than cast or stamped - particularly the cuing mechanism lever, cuing platform and the base extension that the mechanism is in, and the antiskating system. I think a company making a lot of arms would save money by avoiding machining parts that can be made cheaply in other ways.

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by jeetjeweetje » 11 Apr 2019 07:48

Interesting thought Nat, I have decided to buy it out of curiosity. Does look like a well build arm and if someone made it that solid I guess they put some thought into it. Cost me €50,- including shipping and I would love to have a closer look for that kind of money. If I have it in hand I'll post some more detailed pictures.

The connection seems very solid, I think it's a din connector. Maybe it will give me some clues if I can read the lettering on that.

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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by jeetjeweetje » 12 Apr 2019 07:40

Arrived today.. some more pictures. It is very well build and looks semi professionally made. Maybe a really good DIY job?
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Re: What Tonearm is This?

Post by themisto462 » 12 Apr 2019 11:22

The lift and the tonearm rest remember me to ortofon (AS-212).
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The anti-skating has been implemented a bit unusual - in my opinion not in the best way (perhaps too low when the tonearm is in the lowest position in the collar). :-k

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