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Good condition Acoustic Research “The Turntable” with lots of mods and tweaks in line with what Merrill–Scillia and Vinyl Nirvana recommend. Comes fitted with a Rega RB300 arm with Discovery internal/external rewire, Expressimo Heavy Weight, and a Grado Platinum cartridge.
I've had this turntable for about 5 years and have progressively undertaken more and more of the MS and Vinyl Nirvana mods to get it to it’s current form.
The work undertaken and parts upgraded include:
• Addition wood bracing added to the inside of the plinth
• Respray of the plinth 3 years ago
• Second hand subchassis with excellent condition bearing housing purchased from George Merrill himself plus the ‘special’ MS black oil
• Acrylic armboard also purchased from George Merrill
• New belt
• Vinyl Nirvana upgraded drive platter spindle
• Vinyl Nirvana upgraded co-polymer drive pulley
• Second hand Merrill–Scillia acrylic platter
• Merrill-Scillia lead platter mat
• Adjustable height spiked feet
• Hercules II power supply in the Mose Box with switchable 33 and 45 rpm and switchable 110/230 volts
The deck and arm function perfectly and its just had a professional tune up. The acrylic cover is in reasonably good condition with no cracks and includes a new set of hinges. Also included is the original aluminum platter and the old subchassis. The Hercules II/Mose PSU can be set to 110 or 230 volts. I have the original manual for the turntable and the manual for the Rega RB300.
The Grado Platinum cartridge has 250-300 hours use with vacuum cleaned LP and when inspected with a microscope at 40x mag it's in great condition. The cartridge comes with original wooden box, specs sheet and stylus guard. I'm happy to sell the turntable without the cartridge at a reduced price if the buyer does not want the cartridge.
My asking price includes shipping worldwide and I will package very well (probably two separate boxes) to ensure safe travels.
Please refer the Vinyl Nirvana website for information on the various mods plus others that could also be undertaken.
More photos available if required.