Another Turntable Offering:

Modded AR EB-101 Turntable by Steve Frosten, $1049 FREE shipping through Father’s Day

Why spend more to buy a refurbished AR turntable from Vinyl Nirvana?

Buying vintage electronic equipment on eBay can be a gamble. To better your chances at winning, you want two things: 1) Plenty of information about the auction item; and 2) A seller you can trust.

When an AR turntable is refurbished by Vinyl Nirvana, it undergoes a multi-step inspection and tuning regimen. Ask another seller of aa AR table on Ebay these questions and see if you can get a response…

Is the motor running silently? Any unhealthy bearing noise? Is the spindle straight? Was the spindle cleaned of old belt residue, which can cause rumble? Does the belt properly interface with the spindle on both 33 and 45 rpm? Is the belt new or in near mint condition? Is the proper length belt installed? (Differences of less than an inch can result in speed changes.) Is the proper width belt installed? (Differences can result in belt slippage or faulty change of speed.) Has the platter bearing been inspected? Is it straight, true, and without significant wear? Has the platter bearing well been inspected? Was it cleaned of old grease and contaminants? Was it properly lubed with appropriate oil? Is the tonearm functioning properly? Any significant side-to-side motion, which can adversely affect tracking? Is range of motion appropriate? Is anti-skate functioning? Is appropriate tonearm weight installed? Is cueing adjusted properly? Were electrical connections cleaned and inspected? Headshell leads? Tonearm recepticle? RCA plugs? (Dirty connections can contribute to hum problems.) Are all connections tight? ( I use Dexoit products, highly recommended.) Is transport screw intact? Is it functioning properly? Are dust cover hinges intact and not stripped? Was all wiring beneath the turntable inspected? Were worn solder joints re-soldered? What is the condition of the AC cord? The interconnect cable? Are springs in good working condition? Have worn springs been replaced? Has spring suspension been tuned? (This is an art learned through having set up dozens of these tables.) Was the speed checked by strobodisc at 33 and 45 rpm? Was headshell inspected? Is there any stripping? Do the cartridge screws hold tight? Are the leads brittle? Is the tonearm rest original? Is it functioning properly? Is a proper mat installed? Is the base intact? Are the rubber feet intact?

If an AR table fails to pass any of the above inspections, Vinyl Nirvana corrects the problem before it gets listed. If the turntable is unsellable due to too many defects, it becomes a parts unit to be used in the restoration of other AR units. In addition to this multi-step inspection, each turntable is thoroughly detailed with appropriate cleaners. The average cleaning takes up to two hours. Though the tables Vinyl Nirvana sells will vary cosmetically, they will always be clean. Can you trust Vinyl Nirvana as a seller? Please read our ebay feedback (username ddarch44)regarding sales of turntables. Notice references to item exactly as described. Notice references to excellent packing. Notice references to our service and committment after the sale.

This Week’s AR EB-101 Turntable Modded & Restored by Steve Frosten

I am delighted to offer this turntable on Vinyl Nirvana on “consignment” for Steve Frosten.  Steve and I have been collaborating on various AR projects for years, and he does first quality work.  More than that, he adheres to the same philosophy as me: he’s not happy unless you are happy.

On to his turntable…cosmetically, this table is an 8.o on a scale of 1-10. The walnut veneer has been refinished and is in excellent shape.   The metal portion of the plinth is refinished state as well. There is a dustcover in almost new condition, but for one minute scratch.

The table has been highly modified. Steve writes: “it’s dated ’87 and ser# 06069. It has a NOS motor, SS studs and wing nuts, Linn springs, Merrill subchassis, Vinyl Nirvana SS platter spindle, Platter Matter 1/4” mat, and Monster tip toes on 3/4” bottom cover. ”

All I know is it’s gorgeous and I am pleased to have it offered here. If interested in purchasing, email Steve. sjf111454@gmail.com

The Linn Basik Plus Tonearm

The Linn Basik Plus is an audio classic.  This specific arm is in outstanding cosmetic condition but for some light scratching at the headshell where cartridges are mounted. If you purchase this table, Steve can discuss cartridge options as part of the sale.If he mounts and aligns your cartridge, it makes set-up in your home incredibly easy, plus you get the piece of mind it’s been done right.

The Details

The shipping is extra.  Steve knows how to pack tables.   Email Steve with questions. sjf111454@gmail.com