Offical AR Turntable Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by 4Play, May 23, 2014.

  1. 4Play

    4Play Super Member

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    Just about every other turntable has an owners thread on AK. It is time for all AR turntable lovers to post pics of their table. This is for ALL AR Models that is either in original condition, or if they have been upgraded or modded.

    This is my AR ES-1 that was restored and upgraded by Marc.

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    Ok guys and gals, post your pics of your AR turntable. :music:
     
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  2. drtool

    drtool It might get loud In Houston Subscriber

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    I need to replace my stolen camera. My cell phone camera takes pictures like a 1 megapixel potato chip. But so far I have 2, TX one motor, and a XB. Both needing hammertime,in a good way. One at least will be sent to Marc.
     
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  3. sfrost

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    TOTL ETL-1in piano black, Goldmund mat, acrylic arm board, Mission arm and Koetsu Black;

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    Couple of XA's;

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  5. 4Play

    4Play Super Member

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    I love the XAs, but man, there's just something about the black ETL-1 that is flat out gorgeous. Steve, you do some marvelous work.

    Keep the pics coming! :music:
     
  6. sfrost

    sfrost AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thanks, the ETL is stealthy, here's an XB in black, vinyl finish removed and painted a flat black, top refinished and arm rewired.

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  7. beatcomber

    beatcomber AK Member

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    This is currently at Marc's... c.1963-64 AR-TX.

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  8. Treker

    Treker Super Member

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    Here you go. A Marc Morin upgraded AR-XA two motor deck. It is my best sounding turntable.

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  9. AvFan

    AvFan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My XB with a full compliment of Marc's suspension, bearing and tonearm upgrades.

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  10. tygr

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    Wow, some nice tables here for sure. I just received my bone stock XA yesterday, and I love it already. Hopefully we have many fine days of listening and upgrading yet to come.

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  11. xmas111

    xmas111 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Here's a couple I've rebuilt.

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  12. tygr

    tygr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hey kids, is there a source for the tan colored headshells? Does anyone have one they don't necessarily need?
     
  13. xmas111

    xmas111 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Your best bet for the Tan head shell is ebay.....gonna cost ya......~$50.00

    Be careful when buying one. Make sure the brass threaded inserts aren't missing and the threads that holds it into the collar aren't messed up.

    John
     
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  14. tygr

    tygr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thanks John! Read through your article on rebuilding. Great material!
     
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  15. JohnInICT

    JohnInICT ROCK N ROLL! Subscriber

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    Rebuilt my XA 8 months or so ago. I love the turntable. Made a couple alterations...technics tonearm tube, new wiring, pushbutton start/stop switch, tonearm rest. I have had and still have several turntables. It will hold it's own with most of them, plus it is not as big/bulky and very nice to look at!
     
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  16. Son-of-Vere

    Son-of-Vere Super Member

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    Ok, I'll play. Still needs an arm and cart upgrade.

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  17. 4Play

    4Play Super Member

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    Pics are needed. :D

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  18. 4Play

    4Play Super Member

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    Treker and AVFan... I was hoping you would post your pics. Gorgeous tables!

    AVFan... Please share your tonearm. Did you replace the tube with a newer one that would accept removable headshells.

    There's more out there. Here's a chance to post your AR. :music:
     
  19. xmas111

    xmas111 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thanks...it was a lot of fun putting it together. :yes:

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  20. 4Play

    4Play Super Member

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    There are other AR turntables we haven't heard from. I hope this thread will be a good resource for AR tables.

    I know there are more ARs out there. Post pics of your AR, and let's see the workmanship that has been done. :music:
     

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