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Your Tone Arm History @ an arm which aesthetically you would love or have

Discussion in 'audio' started by Miss Ariel, Sep 9, 2021.

  1. John

    John Rack’em Up!

    Stock arms on:
    Pioneer PL-115D
    Bang and Olufsen Beogram 2402

    Mission 774 on Ariston RD 11S
    Ittok LVII on LP12
    Ekos 2 on LP12
     
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  2. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Only a few:

    Linn LVV
    Rega RB 250
    Rega RB 300
    Rega RB 600

    Plus a Morch something or other which is in bits in a cupboard and has never been used (by me).
     
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  3. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I have had few.

    RB250 on a Planar 2

    Linn Akito Mk1 on an LP 12. Nice enough and very simple to set up. I still think Linn took the absolute piss when they 'upgraded' it to Mk2 status by changing the paint finish and suppodely upgrading the bearings.. taking it from a sub £200 arm, to £500.

    Absolute minter of an Ittok LVIII Mk2, purchased s/h for £300 around 1993 and sold for a lot more 20+ years later. Also very easy to balance out/set up.. but not especially inspiring soundwise.

    Audiomods Classic on a Gyro SE. Decent arm.

    Audiomods S5 on Orbe. Very nice. My current set up.

    Always fancied a Syrinx and loved the look of the Zeta. Alphason HR100s is a cracking arm.
     
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  4. stuwils

    stuwils pfm Member

    tonearm on a garrard gt35p
    R200 on an 80's rega 3
    logic datum on a systemdek
    mission 774 on systemdek and lp12
    ittok lv11 on lp12
    another ittok lv11 on my current lp12

    always fancied a syrinx just for the simplicity of the design.

    Rgds
    Stuart
     
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  5. Lordhenley

    Lordhenley pfm Member

    Only had a few over the years

    SL1200 arm that came with the deck
    Origin Live OL1 that came with the space deck
    Jelco 750D
    FR64s silver wired version
    Had a loan of a Kuzma Stogi s 12" arm that was on a J Sikora Initial TT

    Always fancied a Kuzma 4P 11" but here mixed reviews and still want to get hold of the Jelco 950 or 850 since I hear good reviews and a Schroeder arm, see what the future holds

    Lee
     
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  6. gninnam

    gninnam Is it a hobby or a disease

    Just found an old receipt from when I bought the Syncro in 1985 and it came with the Linn LVX (cost £91 new) not the Basik Plus....
     
  7. Mark Ph

    Mark Ph Member

    Hi Decameron,
    It's hard to say. I've listed 45 years' worth of tone arms, which have been on Technics, Denon, Oracle and all manner of Roksan turntables. I won't get into the cartridges. I still own and use the last four tonearms, if that's any sort of indication.
     
  8. Jason P

    Jason P pfm Member

    I think the Ittok/LP12 combo one of the most aesthetically pleasing TTs ever made. I curse the day I 'upgraded' mine and ruined it, eventually selling as I was so disillusioned with it.
     
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  9. sktn77a

    sktn77a pfm Member

    Modest, by these standards, but here you go:

    1968 Garrard SP25
    1970 SME 3009/S2
    1982 Linn Ittok
    2003 Linn Ekos 2
     
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  10. Enrae8

    Enrae8 pfm Member

    Can’t remember the early ones as I was more interested in the music than the kit:)
    TTs were
    NAD
    Pioneer
    Thorens
    Rega
    The ones I can remember
    RB 250
    RB300
    RB 250 audio origami modded
    Audio mods S5
    Origin Live Conqueror 3C
    Origin Live Enterprise 3C

    Would be interested to try the Thales
    I would have an Audiomods S5 again - lovely arm :cool:
     
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  11. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Not many here, always what was fitted to the deck I bought.
    1) Some sort of OEM Jelco (?) on Systemdek 1/900
    2) RB600 on Rega P25
    3) RB303 on Rega RP6 (current).

    I've always loved the look of SME V and Wilson Benesch ACT, but will likely never have either, as I'm just a plug n play type!
     
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  12. nobeone

    nobeone pfm Member

    I like these threads, never much one for change me:

    Naim ARO c.1991
    Naim ARO with TP sKale c.2019
    The End.

    EDIT: have always been fascinated by parallel trackers but not for the looks!
     
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  13. topoxforddoc

    topoxforddoc pfm Member

    Hadcock 228 (still have it)
    SME 3009/II Imp
    Rega RB300
    Audiocraft AC300
    Audio Technica AT1100
    Grace 707/II
    Audio Technica AT 1005
    Schroeder Model 2 (still have it)
    Schroeder Reference (still have it)

    Fascinated by the Thales tonearms
     
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  14. Chas B

    Chas B pfm Member

    You've piqued my curiosity, what's the story? You could save me from making a similar mistake.
     
  15. Chas B

    Chas B pfm Member

    Integrated arm on Garrard GT20
    LVV on 11X
    RB300 on 11X
    Integrated arm on Lenco GL75
    Audio Craft AC300
    Acos GST1
    Jelco 750D
    FR64fx
    Would like to try a 64 or 66S, the Glanz and a parallel tracker of some sort. I also love the look of the Helius Omega but it wouldn't look right on any of my idlers or LP12.
     
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  16. Chas B

    Chas B pfm Member

    I forgot to mention the Groovemaster which is an arm I would like to try one day, it's (fairly) affordable and would look good on one of my Garrards.
     
  17. Darren

    Darren All Business

    Two Schroeders!! You lucky man.
     
  18. jimmytwos

    jimmytwos pfm Member

    Rega rb 250, then 300 both were rather good considering their prices on their respective decks(still keep a 250).
    Project 9cc: underrated IMO considering the build/performance at the time.
    SME Series III with all the good bits.
    Origin live Alliance.
    Roksan nima v2-
    Technics sl 10 parallel tracking in the lid, does that count?
    Clearaudio clarify- current arm.
     
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  19. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    Acos Lustre GST1
    Rega R200
    RB250
    RB300
    SME 3009 S2 Improved
    Hadcock GH228
    Linn Basik Plus
    Ittok LVII
    Ekos
    Naim Aro
    Zeta
    Audiomods classic
     
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  20. FireMoon

    FireMoon pfm Member

    Mission 774LC
    Mission 774
    Kuzma Stogi (original version)
    Rega RB300
    Roksan Nima V2
    AO PU7
     
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