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AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:38:51 AM »
Wanted as per title, or a complete tonearm?
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Re: AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 12:11:26 PM »
Same? (Jelco ST-250 Straight tube)

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Re: AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 02:14:13 PM »
Almost identical.

The headshell on this arm is held in place with a screw.

Was in the process of purchasing the table in question when the owner dropped the table while cleaning off the dust.

Cover now has a crack. The headshell is broken and the counterweight has disappeared into the depths of his garage...
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Re: AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 02:28:25 PM »
The headshell on this arm is held in place with a screw.
Normally, the headshell is relatively tightly fitted into the tube. You loosen the screw so that you can rotate the headshell for azimuth adjustment, then tighten the screw again.

Or, maybe it's not a Jelco OEM - post some photos.
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Re: AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 04:58:45 PM »
Kind of sounds like you are describing a Linn Basik lvx tonearm?

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Re: AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 05:34:04 PM »
Almost identical.

The headshell on this arm is held in place with a screw.

Was in the process of purchasing the table in question when the owner dropped the table while cleaning off the dust.

Cover now has a crack. The headshell is broken and the counterweight has disappeared into the depths of his garage...


The bearing could have been affected and the platter may have smashed in to motor and pulley. 

It could now get complex and perhaps costly. 

Pay little or walk away. 
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Re: AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 05:37:06 PM »
Proprietor of Croak Audio Exploration.
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Re: AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 06:30:48 PM »
Kind of sounds like you are describing a Linn Basik lvx tonearm?
Mine also had a Linn Basik II arm on.

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Re: AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 08:32:42 PM »
They came with a tone arm that was a rebrand (not sure if Jelco or Linn - probably Jelco) or you could add a tone arm of your choice.  As I couldn’t afford either as a teenager I went Dual.  Now I have one with an AT1100 arm which Alty sold me.  It’s lovely with an MC cart (cue howls of indignation regarding some aspect of cartridges) and sounds brilliant with my more electronic stuff
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Re: AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 08:40:25 PM »
They came with a tone arm that was a rebrand (not sure if Jelco or Linn - probably Jelco) ...
AFAIK, they came out'a factory with either Jelco OEM or Linn Basik. Just a matter of production date.
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Re: AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 08:46:28 PM »
The manual (which amusingly calls it ‘The Turntable’ with ‘Le Turntable’ for French speakers) just says with or without doesn’t specify what the arm would be and doesn’t go into any detail on arm set-up.  It was about an extra 100 quid with an arm in the UK mid-eighties (a lot of money at the time)
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Re: AR "The Turntable" counterweight and headshell
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 09:08:04 PM »
... It was about an extra 100 quid with an arm in the UK mid-eighties (a lot of money at the time)
I can believe that.
That was long time ago, ages before the crazed audiophiles love for Jelco-everything kicked in ...

http://www.soundhifi.com/jelco.html = SA-250ST Retail price £349.00
http://www.acrylteller.com/jelco-tonearm-SA-250ST-9-inch =  596.00 €
http://audiophilezone.com/tonearms-c-48_50/jelco-sa250st-p-429.html = $385.00

Linn Basik was something like £70 in those days, before Linn realised they are selling a heck of a good arm for next to nothing.
So they discontinued it and came up with Akito  :rubhands:
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