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  1. #1
    Join Date: Mar 2016

    Location: Barnet, london UK

    Posts: 1,772
    I'm Adam.

    Default Audio Technica ATP-12t Tonearm reworked by Angus (Phonomac)

    This is a very tough one to let go.
    Change of plinth direction means an opportunity to nab an amazingly fine performing Tonearm, which punches well,
    well above it’s asking price. It’s been totally reworked by Angus (phonomac),
    anyone who has heard a Tonearm fettled by Angus will bow to his amazing results.
    The bearings he uses really delivers fantastic flowing music.

    link to my AoS mutterings when Angus delivered it..
    https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...-modifications




    Audio Technica ATP-12t
    High-Mass Professional Broadcast Japanese Tonearm with SME Type Removable Headshell


    list of modification & upgrade work completed by Angus (Phonomac)

    • completely dismantle arm and clean all parts
    • re-ink VTF scale on arm tube
    • re-wire arm with KAB Superflex
    • fit arm tube damping inserts
    • clean vertical motion bearings in ultrasonic bath
    • install NEW ceramic hybrid pillar bearings
    • re-assemble and adjust bearings
    • make mounting bracket for arm clip and Jelco lift
    • make heavy stainless steel counterweight for use with SPU-type cartridges



    Effective length: 257mm
    Overhang: 15mm
    Mounting distance: 242mm

    Condition is very good, but it does have a couple of surface marks but nothing that will annoy.
    No original box
    No arm lead (but can supply a very decent 5 din one for £70)
    No Headshell (but can supply a AT one if needed)

    additionally will be supplied with original lighter Counterweight and original Arm Rest

    Collect from Barnet or I can post (well packed)

    £400 + £10 delivery














    Included is the original counterweight ..
    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Thorens TD-124mk2 / Tenuto gun metal mat / SME-3012R ikeda rewire / SME M2-9R / STEREO: Jan Allaerts MC1 Boron / Shure M3D / Ortofon SPU A95 / Cartridge Man Music Master / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Miyajima Premium 1.0 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / AD Audio 'Satchmo2' pre & LCR phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 signature / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

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    Join Date: Feb 2010

    Location: Berkshire, UK

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    I'm Tom.

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    Superb tonearms, I use the almost identical AT-1503 (similarly fettled by Angus) on my 401 and rate it very highly indeed, I preferred it to an SME 3012 I had for a period. Rock solid and very musical indeed.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers with Tannoy ST50 supertweeters; Amp - Silvercore 833C monoblocks; preamp TBA watch this space; Vinyl: Schopper'd Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 9 inch and Ikeda IT-407 12 inch tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Miyajima Takumi, Ikeda 9TT, vintage Ortofon SPU GM and SPU Gold; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Miyajima/Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage Allnic H7000V used with Miyajima ETR-Mono and ETR-Stereo SUTs; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily enhanced AN DAC based on kit but aspiring to DAC5 spec.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Marantz PM-4; Digital: CDP Sony CDP-X3000ES & Arcam rBlink; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT 1503 MkI broadcast arm, Ortofon SPU Classic GM, Ortofon 2-15k SUT and Puresound Tenuto platter mat

  3. #3
    Join Date: Oct 2010

    Location: Lancashire

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    I'm Alf.

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    Use one myself and as Tom says a superb arm.

    GLWTS


    Quote Originally Posted by WESTLOWER View Post
    This is a very tough one to let go.
    Change of plinth direction means an opportunity to nab an amazingly fine performing Tonearm, which punches well,
    well above it’s asking price. It’s been totally reworked by Angus (phonomac),
    anyone who has heard a Tonearm fettled by Angus will bow to his amazing results.
    The bearings he uses really delivers fantastic flowing music.

    link to my AoS mutterings when Angus delivered it..
    https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...-modifications




    Audio Technica ATP-12t
    High-Mass Professional Broadcast Japanese Tonearm with SME Type Removable Headshell


    list of modification & upgrade work completed by Angus (Phonomac)

    • completely dismantle arm and clean all parts
    • re-ink VTF scale on arm tube
    • re-wire arm with KAB Superflex
    • fit arm tube damping inserts
    • clean vertical motion bearings in ultrasonic bath
    • install NEW ceramic hybrid pillar bearings
    • re-assemble and adjust bearings
    • make mounting bracket for arm clip and Jelco lift
    • make heavy stainless steel counterweight for use with SPU-type cartridges



    Effective length: 257mm
    Overhang: 15mm
    Mounting distance: 242mm

    Condition is very good, but it does have a couple of surface marks but nothing that will annoy.
    No original box
    No arm lead (but can supply a very decent 5 din one for £70)
    No Headshell (but can supply a AT one if needed)

    additionally will be supplied with original lighter Counterweight and original Arm Rest

    Collect from Barnet or I can post (well packed)

    £400 + £10 delivery














    Included is the original counterweight ..
    Techy SP10 mk 2 playing my Vinyl, Aries Mini/Chord Qutest doing digital, Ear Valves amplifying and big JBL's presenting a room full of fun

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    Join Date: May 2010

    Location: Worcestershire, UK

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    I'm Rob.

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    Love my Phonomac Audiotechnica arm. Good luck with the sale.
    Rob.
    Powered by crossed fingers and clenched buttocks

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    Join Date: Jan 2013

    Location: Nottingham

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    I'm keith.

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    Had an ATP-12t which was very good. Then had it improved by Angus and it was noticeably better

    Good arm and good luck with the sale.

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    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    Thanks for the comments chaps.
    I agree these are high performing tonearms and amazing value for money !!
    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Thorens TD-124mk2 / Tenuto gun metal mat / SME-3012R ikeda rewire / SME M2-9R / STEREO: Jan Allaerts MC1 Boron / Shure M3D / Ortofon SPU A95 / Cartridge Man Music Master / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Miyajima Premium 1.0 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / AD Audio 'Satchmo2' pre & LCR phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 signature / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

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    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    Bump for this fantastic Tonearm.
    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Thorens TD-124mk2 / Tenuto gun metal mat / SME-3012R ikeda rewire / SME M2-9R / STEREO: Jan Allaerts MC1 Boron / Shure M3D / Ortofon SPU A95 / Cartridge Man Music Master / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Miyajima Premium 1.0 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / AD Audio 'Satchmo2' pre & LCR phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 signature / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

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    Some better pictures...













    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Thorens TD-124mk2 / Tenuto gun metal mat / SME-3012R ikeda rewire / SME M2-9R / STEREO: Jan Allaerts MC1 Boron / Shure M3D / Ortofon SPU A95 / Cartridge Man Music Master / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Miyajima Premium 1.0 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / AD Audio 'Satchmo2' pre & LCR phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 signature / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

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    Have heard this very one, and the almost identical 1503, on many occasions and I can say with absolute certainty that it's a geat arm.
    Perfect for SPUs, Miyajimas, Denon 103s, etc.
    If Adam's new plinth could accomodate it, I know he wouldn't be offering it for sale. Bargain price, too.

  10. #10
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    exclusive price to AoS,
    £375 delivered...

    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Thorens TD-124mk2 / Tenuto gun metal mat / SME-3012R ikeda rewire / SME M2-9R / STEREO: Jan Allaerts MC1 Boron / Shure M3D / Ortofon SPU A95 / Cartridge Man Music Master / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Miyajima Premium 1.0 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / AD Audio 'Satchmo2' pre & LCR phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 signature / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

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