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Old 15th December 2005, 02:23 PM   #1
peterr is offline peterr  Netherlands
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Does anybody know what tone arm this is?
I found it for sale but would like to know a little more about it
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Old 15th December 2005, 02:40 PM   #2
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I shall probably be proved wrong, but it looks suspiciously like the arm from a cheap Japanese T/T to me, though i can't place it exactly.
If so, it's worth virtually nothing
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Old 15th December 2005, 02:44 PM   #3
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Hmmm... I'd say its what's left of a turntable, and
wouldn't expect much in terms of sound quality.

I doubt the arm lift is complete, the arm has a proper
mounting arrangement, or it comes with an arm lead.

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Old 15th December 2005, 06:05 PM   #4
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but it looks suspiciously like the arm from a cheap Japanese T/T to me
this was my first guess as well, but I hoped that maybe somebody would surprise me
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Old 9th February 2006, 06:50 PM   #5
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if I remember correctly, that tonearm belongs to an ITT turntable, circa 1981, because I have one as a muletto -just in case my old Thorens fails- resting in a vault.
Cheap and simple, but it cooks.

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Old 9th February 2006, 06:59 PM   #6
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The tonearm is a tube of black anodized alu, very stiff.

Bearings are fine, but not outstanding. But my TT is barely used; I don`t know how heavy usage affect them.

The headshell is flimsy plastic, with a strange fixation scheme.
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Old 13th February 2006, 12:46 PM   #7
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This pick up arm reminds me of the late ADC tone arms. Maybe I am wrong but the headshell shape is a dead giveaway.
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