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Ammonite Acoustics
15-10-2017, 08:01
Here’s a sneak preview of our new Ammonite Audio CNC-machined modular arm boards for Technics SL-1200 turntables, including old SL-1200/1210s as well as the new SL-1200GAE, SL-1200G and SL-1200GR. Read more details at https://ammonite-audio.co.uk/new-modular-cnc-machined-armboards-for-technics-sl-1200-turntables/

Here are some photos. Please note that the parts have not yet been anodised - they will be finished in bright silver and satin black.

https://i.imgur.com/OHI9lZN.jpg?1
Jelco Plate on new SL-1200GR

https://i.imgur.com/5ys7p0d.jpg?1
SME Plate on old SL-1210

https://i.imgur.com/KEvXLTa.jpg?1
SME 309 fitted to new SL-1200GR

Spectral Morn
15-10-2017, 08:39
Now that looks fabulous :)

CageyH
15-10-2017, 08:41
They look good. Nice job.

Dubster68
15-10-2017, 13:56
Well that is beautiful machined bit of kit:D

Ammonite Acoustics
15-10-2017, 14:14
Thanks for the kind words. It’s taken quite a while to get the design this far, and although there are a couple of detail changes needed before full production begins, I’m very pleased with it. The decision to keep all fixings hidden has made life much more complicated (particularly with regard to the SL-1200GR) but I feel the effort will be worthwhile.

Ammonite Acoustics
26-11-2017, 13:41
An update on my new Technics SL-1200/1210 modular CNC alloy armboards. I am close to finishing the minor design revisions, but my fabricator is stacked out with work and this means the armboards won't be available until the New Year.

Here is a snap of the bright silver anodised armboard, fitted to a new SL-1200GR turntable, and with a brand new Jelco TK-850S knife-edge bearing tonearm:

https://i.imgur.com/AXEleBF.jpg?1
https://i.imgur.com/CJeJuUp.jpg?1

And here is the SME version of the bright silver board:

https://i.imgur.com/AXEleBF.jpg?1

Audio Al
26-11-2017, 15:35
That does look like a quality job between the designer and the manufacturer

Nice :)

Ammonite Acoustics
01-12-2017, 07:25
Some more pictures in the gallery page of my website here: https://ammonite-audio.co.uk/gallery/