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    I'm Hugo.

    Default Technics SL-1200 Armboard Update

    There have been some minor production delays with my new CNC machined alloy armboards for Technics SL-1200 turntables, both old and new. Fortunately, we are nearly there, with the main production run under way at the fabricators. Visitors to the Bristol Show will be able to see and touch the armboards at the Timestep stand on the ground floor - I will be assisting Dave there on the Saturday.

    In the meantime, I've been playing around with the SL-1200GR and new 'knife edge' Jelco TK-850S 9" tonearm. As a temporary measure I had to use a black armboard rather than silver, but it still looks pretty good



    Fitted with a Timestep T-01HS machined ebony headshell and a NOS Ortofon Kontrapunkt B cartridge, the combination is luscious, musical, lyrical and 'grown up' - just lovely. The 'knife edge' Jelco is definitely a sonic step up from the old SA-750D, but shares the easy handling of that arm. The Timestep headshell weighs 15g so useful for adding a bit of effective mass, but it too lends a cultured and organic character to the sound. I'm very much enjoying listening to this deck, and a big bonus is that the TK-850S fits usefully under the Technics' lid, unlike the old SA-750D.

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    Our new modular Technics SL-1200 armboards are slightly delayed, and will not be in stock until 19th March 2018. The cause of the delay is nothing technical, but simply that our anodising contractor is so busy that our work has to take its place in the queue. So, please accept our apologies for the delay - we do have some pre-production boards available now in both black and silver finish, with either SME, Jelco or blank centre plates, available at 150 including VAT and UK delivery. Please call or e-mail sales@ammonite-audio.co.uk to enquire or buy.
    Last edited by Ammonite Acoustics; 06-03-2018 at 20:10.

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