So I was on a well known auction site while a bit pissed and accidentally won this for the princely sum of £26: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
I know we aren't supposed to mention it so here's the blurb in case mods want to delete the link:
A SYSTEMDEK 11X ELECTRONIC TURNTABABLE FOR SALE WITH ALTERATIONS
THE ELECTRONIC CIRCUT STOPPED WORKING AND COULD NOT GET FIXED //.
SO ANOTHER MOTOR AND POWER SUPPLY WITH SWITCH WAS TAKEN FROM A SYSTEMDEK TRANSCRIPTION UNIT THE MODEL HAS THE HEAVY METAL PLATTER .
THE 11X TURNTABLE HAS BEEN CHECKED FOR SPEED ...as per photo of strob and it is not for sale....THE GLASS PLATTER IS PERFECT NO NICKS OR CRACKS ANYWHERE..
THE ARM BOARD IS NEW NO ARM HAS BEEN MOUNTED IT CAME WITH A HOLE ALREADY CUT IN IT..
THE PERSPEX LID IS IN VG CONDITION NO CRACKS OR SCORES..
THE PLYNTH IS IN VG CONDITION NO SCORES NO NICKS
THE MAIN BERRING HAS BEEN RE OILED WITH NEW OIL..
THANKS TO AN EBAY MEMBER WHO KEPT ME RIGHT ON THE MODEL ALSO INCLUDED A PHOTO OF THE ORIGINAL SYSTEMDEK ADVERT FOR THIS TURNTABLE..
FROM CENTRE OF SPINDEL TO CENTRE OF HOLE IN ARM BOARD IS 210 MM
So I now have a turntable to play with. Given that it cost £26, what budget-priced arm should I be looking for? I looked through the classifieds but to be honest I can't tell from some of the titles what exactly is for sale
I had a really pleasant hour chatting to the seller who lent me an alignment protractor and stylus force gauge. He also has a MC cartridge on a headshell that he offered for ££40 - I think it was Ortofon but we were chatting so much it's slipped my head. I have a CA 640P that I was going to sell, so I could use it
Any thoughts on arms? Maybe I should just stick a wanted on to the Classifieds but it'd be good to know what to look for.