Acoustic ResearchAR The TurntableI have to let go my most cherished Turntable... It is the AR The Turntable that has been fully restored and upgraded by myself. Cosmetically, it is a very conservative 8/10 given its age. The walnu...500.00
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I have to let go my most cherished Turntable... It is the AR The Turntable that has been fully restored and upgraded by myself. Cosmetically, it is a very conservative 8/10 given its age. The walnut wood finish is in excellent shape. The corners are perfect and without any dent. The dust cover is very clean with the usual light swirl marks and has no cracks. Comes with original packing box. The RB300 tonearm is NOT included in the asking price, but I am open to offers for the complete package, Turntable + Tonearm (see description below).
The turntable has been completely stripped down for restoration:
- Re-painted the top metal plate;
- The suspended metal sub-chassis has been coated with special damping paint which has drastically reduced its ringing;
- Upgraded the suspension with the stronger Linn LP12 springs and fitted new studs;
- Cleaned and oiled the motor. It runs strong and is completely silent;
- Cleaned and oil rubbed the walnut wood finish;
- New hardwood armboard drilled for Rega tonearms;
- Last but not least, I have retrofitted a Linn Valhalla power supply inside! It is basically a frequency synthesizer that generates a clean 50Hz signal to the turntable motor. An amazing sound improvement from this single upgrade as many Sondek LP12 lovers know when the Valhalla power supply was introduced by Linn. The on/off switch is located underneath the turntable on the bottom cover. I elected to do it this way to retain the original look of the turntable. The turntable can be be powered from either 50Hz or 60Hz main, and can be set to 110V or 220V by plugging a fuse in the indicated spot (currently set to 110V). This makes it completely universal!
The result of all of this was quite impressive and very pleasing. A huge improvement in the sound confirming yet again the potential of this turntable. And this is not all of it for those who wish to continue to improve the sound further!! Many more upgrades are available as some of you know.
Contact me if you are interested in buying the whole package, turntable + tonearm. Know that the Rega RB300 has been upgraded with the Incognito rewiring kit and the Expressimo Heavy Weight (the stock weight will be included). This put the RB300 in a different league.
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