Merrill Modified AR ES-1
This unit appeared on eBay in October, 2005. It’s the first ES-1 I’ve seen with a Merrill badge.
Solid Cherry wood base, lacquer finished.
Custom phono jack plate for separate interconnects.
Acrylic/Lead platter with stainless threaded post, balanced with steel bearing.
Acrylic subchassis with A & B spring kits. Hurst synchronous motor. Faucoult motor shield.
Acrylic armboard drilled for Premier arm. Custom silver wired Sumiko Premier MMT arm with damping package.
Sumiko Premier VTA base w/ adjustment tool. Audioquest Litz wire headshell leads.
Special black acrylic dust cover. 3 tip-toe style feet.
I have contacted the new owner for “under the hood” pics. Stay tuned.