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PeterA

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Hi Bill, That was just for the photo. I got the arm yesterday and plan to design and have machined a custom outboard arm pod on which to mount the arm. It will fit, but the calculations are a bit complicated. I'll figure it out and then have someone make the apparatus. It should be a fun little project. I think patience will be required. I am very impressed with the build quality of the arm. My sample is in excellent condition and I have been cleaning it and getting to understand how it works. I am not quite on speed dial with David K, but he has offered his help, and I appreciate it.
 
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Peter, if you remember, I took contact with you concerning thé xa160.5 as I had at this Time a xa100.5 driving my pair of Sasha. They are always at home. My preamp was a ar ref5se, that I change à few months ago with a passive preamp, the Bespoke Audio... my source is now a dcs Rossini...
 
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Audiophile Bill

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Hi Bill, That was just for the photo. I got the arm yesterday and plan to design and have machined a custom outboard arm pod on which to mount the arm. It will fit, but the calculations are a bit complicated. I'll figure it out and then have someone make the apparatus. It should be a fun little project. I think patience will be required. I am very impressed with the build quality of the arm. My sample is in excellent condition and I have been cleaning it and getting to understand how it works. I am not quite on speed dial with David K, but he has offered his help, and I appreciate it.
Sounds an interesting project! I will be watching with keen interest. Might be worth also asking Mik (108CY) - he is bound to have experimented with a 2nd mount or at least custom mounts.
 

PeterA

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Sounds an interesting project! I will be watching with keen interest. Might be worth also asking Mik (108CY) - he is bound to have experimented with a 2nd mount or at least custom mounts.
Good idea. I have spoken to Mik a few times about tables and arms. He does have experience, surely.
 

PeterA

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Peter, if you remember, I took contact with you concerning thé xa160.5 as I had at this Time a xa100.5 driving my pair of Sasha. They are always at home. My preamp was a ar ref5se, that I change à few months ago with a passive preamp, the Bespoke Audio... my source is now a dcs Rossini...
Sorry, I remember now. Yes, I made the same change with amps. The Pass power ratings are different, but they also seem to sound slightly different from each other. And mixing with different model or series preamps can also be interesting. I really liked the Rossini when I heard it at my dealership.
 

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