The xb77 arrived in 1977 with a vinyl wrapped chipboard base, black metal headshell, and lighter aluminum counterweight. The logo changed to the more modern AR font but was just a printed metal square.
Suspended aluminum platter-2 parts-in oil bearing – 3.9 lbs (1.8kg)
12″ S-Shaped tonearm in oil bearing with cueing
Plastic Headshell with brass inserts for cartridge screws-Black
AC synchronous motor 110-120 v 60 cycle
Wow and Flutter, Speed Accuracy, Rumble see XA Technical Specifications
Base Finishes: Vinyl Walnut-look Veneer
Metal Plinth Finishes: Textured black
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