GHa Acoustic Research turnTables

GHA loves the simplicity and great sound produced by a well put together Acoustic Research turntable.  AR originally produced these low-cost ($78!) belt drive turntables using a cast aluminum 3.3 lb platter suspended with a T-bar sub-chassis that greatly reduced acoustic feedback. A 24-pole hysteresis-synchronous, permanent magnet Hurst AC motor propelled the platter via a precision ground rubber belt to produce very low wow and flutter, exceeding the National Association of Broadcasters standards for turntable measurements.  These are some of the latest tables we have restored and modified.  Enjoy.

Black and White Acoustic Research T-bar, platter, sub-platter, original AR metal top powder coated gloss black, Rega 303 tonearm, Hurst 300 motor, Rega Elys2 moving magnet cartridge, real pine custom built base, rocker on/off switch, 2.5 inch metal spikes.  On display at GHA ($1599 w/cartridge).

Black and White

Acoustic Research T-bar, platter, sub-platter, original AR metal top powder coated gloss black, Rega 303 tonearm, Hurst 300 motor, Rega Elys2 moving magnet cartridge, real pine custom built base, rocker on/off switch, 2.5 inch metal spikes.  On display at GHA ($1599 w/cartridge).

Color Acoustic Research T-bar, platter, sub-platter, opaque white plexiglass lined with 16 ft of LEDs/remote control, Rega 101 tonearm, Hurst 300 motor, AudioNote high output moving coil cartridge, real bamboo custom built base, rocker on/off switch, 2.5 inch metal spikes.  On display at GHA ($1499 w/cartridge).  

Color

Acoustic Research T-bar, platter, sub-platter, opaque white plexiglass lined with 16 ft of LEDs/remote control, Rega 101 tonearm, Hurst 300 motor, AudioNote high output moving coil cartridge, real bamboo custom built base, rocker on/off switch, 2.5 inch metal spikes.  On display at GHA ($1499 w/cartridge).
 

Green Acoustic Research T-bar, platter, sub-platter, green plexiglass top plate, Rega 303 tonearm, Hurst 300 motor, Rega Apheta low output moving coil cartridge, real bamboo custom built base, rocker on/off switch, 2.5 inch metal spikes, custom dust-cover.  Sold.

Green

Acoustic Research T-bar, platter, sub-platter, green plexiglass top plate, Rega 303 tonearm, Hurst 300 motor, Rega Apheta low output moving coil cartridge, real bamboo custom built base, rocker on/off switch, 2.5 inch metal spikes, custom dust-cover.  Sold.

The Sunken Living Room Acoustic Research T-bar, platter, sub-platter, clear plexiglass top plate, Rega 202 tonearm, Hurst 300 motor, Ortofon 10 moving magnet cartridge, real bamboo custom built base, rocker on/off switch, 0.5 inch metal spikes, custom dust-cover.  SOLD.  

The Sunken Living Room

Acoustic Research T-bar, platter, sub-platter, clear plexiglass top plate, Rega 202 tonearm, Hurst 300 motor, Ortofon 10 moving magnet cartridge, real bamboo custom built base, rocker on/off switch, 0.5 inch metal spikes, custom dust-cover.  SOLD.
 

The Naked Bamboo

Acoustic Research T-bar, platter, sub-platter, sparkle silver top plate, Rega 303 tonearm, Hurst 300 motor, Rega Apheta moving coil cartridge, real bamboo base, rocker on/off switch, 2.5 inch metal spikes, custom dust-cover.  Sold.

The Tiki Quad

Acoustic Research T-bar, platter, sub-platter, teal top plate, Rega 202 tonearm, Hurst 300 motor, Audio-Technica AT15Sa Dual Magnet Quad (Shibata Nude Diamond) that can play quad recorded LPs, real bamboo base, rocker on/off switch, custom dust-cover.  Sold.

The Sunburst XB

Custom oak base with Purple Heart wood inlay, GHA custom sunburst top, original AR tone-arm, platter, T-bar, motor, arm lift.  Brand new Rega Carbon cartridge.  Custom dust-cover.  Sold.

The Delmas

Gloss White AR-XA with fixed Rega RB-303 tone-arm, Custom GHA mahogany base, gloss white top, Tungston Heavy counterweight, Denon DL-110 HOMC cartridge.  Sold.

The AR77XB

Custom Acoustic Research AR77 XB with Rega 202 tonearm, Ortofon OM10 cartridge, custom dustcover, original AR motor, power cable, and RCA cables.  On display at Millville Pizza in Gig Harbor.

AR-XA Twin 1

Classic AR-XA with original tone-arm and Denon DL-110 cartridge.  Refinished walnut base, gloss black top plate, flat black coated T-bar, original AR motor.  Upgraded grounded power cable and upgraded AR RCA cables and custom GHA dustcover.  Sold.

AR-XA Twin 2

Classic AR-XA with original tone-arm and Denon DL-110 cartridge.  Refinished walnut base, gloss black top plate, flat black coated T-bar, original AR motor.  Upgraded grounded power cable and upgraded AR RCA cables.  Sold.

The ProJect Red

ProJect tone-arm, Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, custom GHA mahogany plinth, gloss black top, and custom GHA dustcover.  On display at GHA ($899 w/cartridge).

Hi-Fi Heaven Orange

Gloss Orange AR-XA with fixed Rega RB-202 tone-arm, Ortofon MC-1 Turbo HOMC cartridge, Original AR walnut base, original AR motor, modified T-bar, original power cable and RCA cables.  Custom GHA dustcover.  On display at GHA ($1099 w/cartridge).

AR-XA

Classic AR-XA with original tone-arm and Ortofon OM5 cartridge.  Refinished walnut base, flat dark grey top plate, original T-bar, original AR motor.  Upgraded grounded power cable and upgraded AR RCA cables.  Sold.

The Suspension 202

Rega 202 tonearm (top modified to allow original T-bar suspension), Sumiko Oyster cartridge, original AR dark walnut base, custom GHA dustcover, original AR XA motor.  Sold.