1. In my main system, I've got the classic reissued AR turntable configuration, i.e., outfitted with the Linn Basik Plus arm and Shure V15VMR cartridge that I bought new in 1986. A couple of years ago, I had Dave Archambault at Vinyl Nirvana upgrade the springs, replace the Hurst motor with a much quieter upgrade, and replace the metal pulley with a polymeric version. Both very worthwhile upgrades.
I was looking at the Linn Trampolin baseboard (with the adjustable feet) and wondering if it would fit my deck? It seems to me that the '86 AR plinth dimensions were (deliberately?) comparable to the Sondek.
Alternately, I'd like to see if anyone knows good adjustable feet to replace the stock ones I have. I'm not talking about the enormous pontoons (or spikes) that are out there, something about, say, 1" diameter at the base.
2. And JK's comment about his '2 in pieces' leads me to my next project, getting an AR to restore. I've just restored a pair of beautiful Allison CD6s and want those to be part of a future, smaller system I want to put in a study that I'd share with my wife. I'd like to find an AR "project" deck, maybe an XB (with the cuing lever) or, more ambitiously, adding a more modern arm. I've heard that the stock classic AR arm is way better than its simple appearance would indicate, but if I could fit a modest arm like the Linn, I think that would be fun to try.
Is there an analog of "Restoring The AR3a" for the AR turntable?