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SOLD - FOR SALE: AR XA Turntable, re-habbed and upgraded
I'm offering for your consideration this revamped and upgraded AR XA Turntable. I have gone over this venerable piece of audiophile history with a fine-toothed comb, referencing Vinyl Nirvana's extensive online information to create a truly-special turntable for the lucky buyer.
What sets this AR XA apart from others now on the market are six things:
(1) the solid walnut plinth is completely re-done, and is beautiful,
(2) the dustcover is hinged, and it also has a felt-covered stop for it in back, for ease of use,
(3) the cardboard bottom was replaced with a walnut-stained slide-in wood bottom panel, with three holes drilled in for easily access to the turntable's famous 3-point suspension system. Also, four adjustable brass cone "feet" are built into this bottom base panel to make leveling a snap,
(4) upgrade vinylnirvana.com heavy-duty suspension springs are installed,
(5) the tonearm is re-wired with new Cardas high-quality shielded wire, and
(6) the tonearm's removeable headshell is aluminum, an upgrade over the overly-expensive, hard-to-find, fragile plastic AR headshells.
The best part: this turntable --considered by many to be the biggest advancement in turntable history, and the blueprint for many of today's audiophile turntables-- looks and sounds great! If your audio gear is moving magnet cartridge-compatible, this AR XA is ready to give you years of high-quality vinyl listening pleasure.
My asking price is $350.00, plus Fed-Ex shipping charges to your zip code. Because I'd like to deliver and help set this equipment up properly, I'd prefer to sell this AR XA locally.
Thanks for looking!
Included are the original box and packaging, the AR XA set-up manual, the 45 RPM record adapter, most of the original AR cartridge downforce scale kit, a bottle of the original AR bearing oil, a Shure M-91 ED moving magnet cartridge with an extra brand-new spare stylus, extra screws for the dust cover hinges, and --last, but not least-- a small bubble level gauge.