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Old 10th September 2004, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default Really ignorant question about tonearms.

I am a total Vinyl neophyte. I was enlightened recently as to superiority of the sound of vinyl when compared to digital sources ( although SACD came close). I have a old belt drive Yamaha TT in my sights but I would like to know wether it is possible to replase the old S shaped tonearm with a newer straight Rega 250 or Linn Basik tonearm. I'm not looking for the end all be all of turntables but merely a good one. The rest of my system does not justify a $1000 dollar or even $500 dollar TT. Thanks.
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Old 10th September 2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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Really ignorant question about tonearms.
I don't know which Yamaha you have, but generally tonearm transplants are quite doable if you have access to a milling machine.
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Old 10th September 2004, 08:08 PM   #3
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It's doable, but a big PITA unless you really want the project for it's own sake, look for a pre-loved Rega TT, a Denon DP75/80 or a Thorens 320/321.
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