View Full Version : Jelco 750 issue ?

25-03-2009, 17:29
Received a new Jelco SA750 tonearm today (not from Dave btw),box was sealed,all the bits are new and unused.Upon mounting it on my NAS Spacedeck before I sort a plate out for the 1210,I noticed the bearings had some slack in them.Cant say I've ever noticed a tonearm before with some looseness in them,apart from some DJ worn out and hammered 1210's.

For instance if I tap the tt platter or around the arm mount etc I can hear rattle from the arm's bell housing,if I hold the housing instead then no rattle.Also if I try to roll the armtube like a cigar the looseness can be felt.
So the question is has any one else with SA750's noticed this or am I barking up the wrong tree ?

Cheers for any help

25-03-2009, 17:52
ah well never mind,bloke I got it off has issued me a refund and the arms going back tomorrow :(
Cant fault him for service or efficiency

Dave Cawley
26-03-2009, 08:46
Some Jelco arms on eBay are 20 years old, still new, never used and the bearing oil has solidified. The spectacular review in February 2009 Hi Fi World of the SA750 was of one supplied by Sound Hi Fi that was manufactured in Tokyo in November 2008.

A 20 year old SME would have identical problems.

Of course, registered Art of Sound Members can have 10% off anything at www.SoundHiFi.com anything at all, sometimes more? :kiss:


The new 12" Jelco version will be on display this weekend http://www.chestergroup.org/index.php?option=com_shows&Itemid=31&task=detail&id=11 We will be near our friends Hi Fi World.




26-03-2009, 09:33
Ooooh just look at that lurvely 12-incher...! As the bishop said to the actress :eyebrows:

Paul, once you get your refund just order a 750 from Dave - it's a no-brainer and he has them in stock!


26-03-2009, 10:31
Never mind the arm, check out that Micro.. :eek:

26-03-2009, 10:34
Ooooh just look at that lurvely 12-incher...! As the bishop said to the actress :eyebrows:

Surely the actress said it to the bishop! ;)

26-03-2009, 11:00
Surely the actress said it to the bishop! ;)

Depends if it was quoted in the News of the World or not. ;)

26-03-2009, 11:45
I suppose it depends on the parties or maybe the parks you frequent :eyebrows:



26-03-2009, 23:12
Purchase of the Jelco for me was just a whim,I consider it good value for money for what it is offering,but I was just interested on what upping the anti on the Technics arm would do,but boy that 12" Jelco is tasty hmmm :eyebrows:

26-03-2009, 23:22
wonder how much the 12" is Paul?