b_logo.gif (1588 bytes)130pix.gif (56 bytes) 130pix.gif (51 bytes)
Home Turntables Arms and headshells Cartridge Styli

Preamps
Equalizers

Electronics

Accessories Noise Reduction CD/DVD Media Software
Headphones
Loudspeakers
Restoration Services Specials & Used Items Reviews Links PURCHASE HERE

Support

Balkan Records Vintage Recordings

REK-O-KUT  S-990 UPGRADE AUDIOPHILE TONEARM
FOR VINTAGE TURNTABLES including Empire

low cost replacement for stock arm


The S-990 arm has a straight tube, but angled head, and exact mounting dimensions of legacy Empire and Rek-O-Kut arms.  It has precise tracking, anti-skating adjustment, lower mass, and a damped cuing arm.  The cuing has 3X the lift than old Empire arms.   It is a good replacement for many vintage arms as Rek-O-Kut Model 120 and S-320, or Empire 990.  Slight mounting hole modification may be required.  No need to ruin the cosmetics of your original turntable base.  The supplied mounting base will normally cover the mounting hole of most earlier arms.

It mounts directly onto an Audio Empire 598 mounting tube, but to use the Empire arm rest you will have to reposition it slightly.  You can use a rat-tail fill to elongate it's two mounting holes and rotate it slightly counter-clockwise.   For some turntables, drilling new base mounting holes or filing out the old mounting hole may be necessary for installation.

The new S-990 arm used in combination with a vintage Empire and Rek-O-Kut turntables, restored with our new belts and Rumble Isolators, will result in an up-to-date audiophile record player.

*Type: Static balance, tubular, straight, with fixed, angled head
*Effective Length: 8.98 inches (228 mm)
*Effective Mass: 20 Grams
*Resonance: 8.5 Hz
*Spindle to Pivot Distance: 8.27inches (210 mm)
*Mounting Hole (to fit standard base): 1-3/16 inches
*Arm mounting pillar diameter: 0.7 inches
*Overhang: 0.703 inches (18 mm)
*Offset Angle: 21 degrees
*Tracking Error: +2.0/ -1.5 degrees
*Bearings: Steel ball bearings
*Material: Aluminum, Magnesium
*Dampening: Rubber
*Finish: Matte Black
*Horizontal and Vertical Sensitivity: 25 mg
*Height Adjustment: 1.5 to 2.4 inches (38 - 60 mm)
*Tracking Force Calibration Range: 0 to 3 gm (for more force, turn
  weight past "0")
*Counterweight: 97 gms
*Anti Skating Range: 0 to 3 gm
*Cartridge Weight Range: 4.0 to 10 gms
*Cartridge leads: Oxygen-free copper Litz wire
*Connection cable not supplied (see below)

Click here for mounting tips

Price: $325.00 (IL Res. add 8.25% IST) + $15.95 Shipping

With standard black mounting base, but cable is not supplied.  Purchase cable or extra wide base below.


REK-O-KUT  S-320 MK II UPGRADE AUDIOPHILE TONEARM
FOR VINTAGE TURNTABLES including Empire

SEARCH NO LONGER  FOR HEADSHELLS FOR YOUR VINTAGE REK-O-KUT ARM-UPGRADE!

Unlike vintage Rek-O-Kut arms, the S-320 MKII accepts standard removable headshells to facilitate switching cartridges and styli, precise tracking and anti-skating force adjustment, a damped cuing arm, and lower mass.  The S-320 MKII arm mounts at almost the exact point of the original arm found on so many vintage Rek-O-Kut turntables, as the Model 120 and S-320.  Slight mounting hole modification may be required.  No need to ruin the cosmetics of your original turntable base.  It will cover the mounting hole of most earlier Rek-O-Kut arms.

It mounts directly onto an Audio Empire 598 with no modifications, cutting, etc.  Just pop it in and it is ready to go.  Mount cartridge towards back of headshell for optimum.  For other Empire turntable, some drilling, etc., may be necessary for installation.

The new S-320 MKII arm used in combination with a vintage Rek-O-Kut turntable, restored with our new belts and Rumble Isolators, will result in an up-to-date audiophile record player.



*Type: Static balance, tubular, S-shaped, with removable headshell
*Effective Length: 9.02 inches (229 mm)
*Effective Mass: 20 Grams
*Resonance: 8.5 Hz
*Spindle to Pivot Distance: 8.43inches (214 mm)
*Mounting Hole: 1-3/16 inches
*Arm mounting pillar diameter: 0.703 inches
*Overhang: 0.59 inches (15 mm)
*Offset Angle: 22 degrees
*Tracking Error: +1.9/ -1.1 degrees
*Bearings: Steel ball bearings
*Material: Aluminum, Magnesium
*Dampening: Rubber
*Finish: Matte Black
*Horizontal and Vertical Sensitivity: 20 mg
*Height Adjustment: 1.5 to 2.4 inches (38 - 60 mm)
*Tracking Force Calibration Range: 0 to 3 gm (for more force, turn
  weight past "0")
*Counterweight: 140 gms
*Anti Skating Range: 0 to 3 gm
*Cartridge Weight Range: 4.0 to 12 gms
*Headshell: Magnesium with oxygen-free copper Litz wire
*Connection cable not supplied (see below)


 Click here for mounting template

 

Click here for
instruction manual

 

Click here for mounting
tips

Note:  It is the purchaser's responsibility to determine the compatibility of this arm with his needs.  Replacement/refund will be limited to defective product

Price: $399.00 (IL Res. add 8.25% IST) + $15.95 Shipping

With standard black mounting base, but cable is not supplied.  Purchase cable or extra wide base below.


REK-O-KUT  MOUNTING ACCESSORIES FOR S-320 MK II
AND MANY POST-1990 TURNTABLES
Cable plugs not compatible with vintage EMPIRE or REK-O-KUT


5882 mounting base.  Our standard S-320 MK II arm base normally requires that you widen the old mounting hole (see above mounting tips).  The 5882 does not.  It may require you to drill the addition flange mounting holes, but its width almost guarantees that no old mounting areas will be visible and facilitates a very cosmetic upgrade.  Diameter is 2.52 inches, and height is 0.71 inches.  Hole is 0.709 and can be used with any of our arms.

Price: $48.00


The Standard arm cable features a molded-on right angle arm connector, low capacitance cable, and molded-on, gold-plated RCA connectors.  Length is 45 inches.

It can be used with most modern arms mounted on most vintage Rek-O-Kut turntables.

Price: $50.00

The Standard Straight arm cable features a molded-on, straight arm
connector, low capacitance cable, and molded-on, gold-plated RCA connectors.  Length is 45 inches.

A straight cable must be used with arms  on vintage Empire 598 Troubadours, or on extra thick bases, but may also be used with vintage Rek-O-Kut turntables, or most modern arms.

Price: $50.00
 

The  Premium straight arm cable features a straight gold-plated arm connector, premium Neglex 2534 cable, and heavy-duty, gold-plated, machined RCA connectors.  Length is 45 inches.

A straight cable must be used with above arms mounted on vintage Empire 598 Troubadours, or on extra thick bases, but may also be used with vintage Rek-O-Kut turntables, with most modern arms.

Price: $110.00
 

Solderable arm cable for rebuilding/repairing turntables or adding to old-style arms that require you to solder your own RCA stereo pair. Features 18 pF per foot cable, separate ground wire with lug and molded-on, gold-plated RCA connectors.  There is a white stripe down side of right, and bare ends are color code red and white for easy identification.  Tip to end  length is 40 inches.

Price: $33.95

Any Above Single Item USA Shipping: $7.20 (IL Res. add 8.25% IST)


MOUNTING BASE COMPARISONS, THE NEW, THE OLD

                D = 2-3/16"                                D = 2-1/2"                              D = 2-1/8"                                   D = ?


LOOKING FOR A CABLE FOR YOUR EMPIRE TURNTABLE?  READ ON.....

NO MODERN CABLES WILL WORK!  You're in for a long hunt.  Just to complicate things, there are two kinds of Empire cables: female and male.  Even the connectors are obsolete.  So, it is difficult to make one unless you can find this 25 cent part from 40 years ago.  Occasionally, new cables made with custom made connectors or old stock parts are constructed and sold on EBAY.  The are always over $100.00.  Expect to pay a lot!


ARM ACCESSORIES AND REPLACEMENT PARTS


ARM REST for modern Rek-O-Kut arms and similar.

Mounting post diameter:  0.157 in. (3.96 mm).
Total height:  1.282 in. (32.54 mm)

Price:  $24.00 + shipping

 

SILICON ARM DAMPENING OIL for S-240 arm and similar.

Price:  $15.00 + shipping
 

ARM LIFT MECHANISM for modern Rek-O-Kut arms and similar.

Lifts fast, drops at slow controlled rate.

Mounting hole required: 0.53 in. (12.75 mm)

Price:  $72.00 + shipping

Any above Single Item USA Shipping: $7.20


ARM COUNTERWEIGHTS FOR HEAVIER PICKUPS

(all fit 0.491" arm ends)

 

For S-320MKII arm for cartridge weights in excess of 11-12 grams.

Black finish, 175 grams.  Price: $50.00




 

 

For S-240 arm for cartridge weights in excess of 11-12 grams.

Bronze-Silver finish, 215 grams.  Price: $65.00





For TramScribe and S-260 MKII arm for cartridge weights in excess of 11-12 grams.

Black finish, 215 grams.  Price: $65.00



 

Any Above Single Item USA Shipping: $7.20


REK-O-KUT  TRANSCRIBE AUDIOPHILE TONEARM
16 INCH TRANSCRIPTION CAPACITY

(complete with standard cable)

There are very few modern tonearms that actually have 16" transcription disc capacity.  They cost many times the price of the TranScribe. This extra length also has advantages for the more common 12" LP records, in that there is less of a tracking error.  Unlike many other other separate tonearms now being offered, the TranScribe accepts removable headshells to facilitate switching cartridges and styli. 

*Type: 13 inch (total length), static balance, tubular, S-shaped
*Effective Length: 10.04 inches
*Effective Mass: 23 Grams
*Resonance: 11 Hz
*Spindle to Pivot Distance: 9.45 inches (240 mm)
*Overhang: 0.59 inches (15 mm)
*Offset Angle: 21 degrees
*Tracking Error: +1.75/ -1.25 degrees
*Bearings: Steel ball bearings
*Material: Aluminum, Magnesium
*Dampening: Rubber
*Finish: Matte Black
*Horizontal and Vertical Sensitivity: 20 mg
*Height Adjustment: 1.5 to 2.4 inches  (38 - 60 mm)
*Tracking Force Calibration Range: 0 to 3 gm (for more force, turn weight past "0")
*Counterweight: 160 gms
*Anti Skating Range: 0 to 3 gm
*Mounting Hole: 1-3/16 inches
*Cartridge Weight Range: 4.0 to 12.0 gms
*Headshell: Magnesium with oxygen-free copper Litz wire
*Standard Cable included
*Cable Capacitance: 225 pF
*Cable Harness Length: 45 inches

Click here for mounting template

Click here for instruction manual

We can mount this arm in place of the standard arm used on the Rek-O-Kut CVS-14 turntable.  The total added cost is $550.00.

Note:  It is the purchaser's responsibility to determine the compatibility of this arm with his needs.  Replacement/refund will be limited to defective product
                                
 
           Price : $475.00 (IL Res. add 8.25% IST) + $15.95 Shipping


REK-O-KUT  S-240 OIL DAMPED AUDIOPHILE TONEARM
16 INCH TRANSCRIPTION CAPACITY

(complete with standard cable)

The S-240 fits into the same footprint as the TranScribe tonearm, can be used as an upgrade to the Rondine 3 turntable, and has enhanced features.  There are very few modern tonearms that actually have 16" transcription disc capacity.  They cost many times the price of the S-240. This extra length also has advantages for the more common 12" LP records, in that there is less of a tracking error. Unlike many other other separate tonearms now being offered, the S-240 accepts removable headshells to facilitate switching cartridges and styli

The S-240 employs a silicon oil dampening system to reduce high frequency tonearm resonance and improve trackability with problem records.  The effect of fluid damping is dynamic and mostly effective at higher frequencies.  It is a fluid Below 5 Hz, but a brake above that.  It reduces cantilever stress produced while riding up and down a warp.  It produces very little resistance as the stylus follows a warp, but it reduces the intensity of arm resonance following such a shock.  It reduces queue skipping at the beginning of a record.  It reduces the sensitivity of a tonearm to external vibration.  Thus, cleaner sound and less skips.



"I especially like a long S-240 Fluid damped arm. I am very satisfied"

*Type: 13 inch (total length), static balance, tubular, S-shaped
*Bearing System:  Uni-Point Cross-Suspension
*Effective Length: 10.04 inches
*Effective Mass: 23 Grams
*Low Frequency Dampening: Rubber
*High Frequency Dampening:  500 CS Silicon Oil
*Resonance: 10 Hz
*Spindle to Pivot Distance: 9.45 inches (240 mm)
*Overhang: 0.59 inches (15 mm)
*Offset Angle: 21 degrees
*Tracking Error: +1.75 - 1.1 degrees
*Bearings: Steel ball bearings
*Material: Aluminum, Magnesium
*Finish: Matte gray, chrome
*Horizontal and Vertical Sensitivity: 20 mg
*Height Adjustment: 1.5 to 2.4 inches (38 - 60 mm)
*Tracking Force Calibration Range: 0 to 3 gm (for more force, turn weight past "0")
*Counterweight: 160 gms
*Anti Skating Range: 0 to 3 gm
*Mounting Hole: 1-3/16 inches
*Cartridge Weight Range: 4.0 to 12 gms
*Headshell: Magnesium with oxygen-free copper Litz wire
*Standard Cable included
*Cable Capacitance: 225 pF
*Cable Harness Length: 48 inches

Click here for technical drawing/instructions


Click here for mounting template

Click here for instruction manual

We can mount this arm in place of the standard arm used on the Rek-O-Kut CVS-14 turntable.  The total added cost is $900.00.

Note:  It is the purchaser's responsibility to determine the compatibility of this arm with his needs.  Replacement/refund will be limited to defective product
                                
 
           Price: $625.00 (IL Res. add 8.25% IST) + $15.95 Shipping


REK-O-KUT  S-260 MKII AUDIOPHILE TONEARM
EXTRA LONG, 16 INCH TRANSCRIPTION ARM

(complete with standard cable)

"Very accurate tracking with your arm even on some warped records."

If building a new turntable playback system, you should consider the new Rek-O-Kut S-260 MKII  extra long arm.  There are very few modern tonearms that actually have 16" transcription disc capacity.  Few less that are true 12" (305 mm) in effective length.  Those available else ware cost many times the price of the S-260 MKII.  This extra length also has advantages for 12" LP records, in that there is much less tracking error. Unlike vintage Rek-O-Kut arms, the S-260 MKII accepts standard removable headshells to facilitate switching cartridges and styli, precise tracking and anti-skating force adjustment, a damped cuing arm, and lower mass.

If used as a replacement of and earlier Rek-O-Kut Model 160 or S-260, it will cover the mounting hole of most.  The S-260 MKII arm mounts at almost the exact point of the original arm found on so many vintage Rek-O-Kut turntables.  Slight mounting hole modification may be required. 

It can be used with almost any new build turntable system, as an arm replacement, or upgrading of earlier Rek-O-Kut S-260 arms.  This arm cannot be used on any of our current CVS line of turntables.

*Type: 14.5 inch (total length), static balance, tubular, S-shaped
*Effective Length: 12.01  inches
*Effective Mass: 24 Grams
*Resonance: 11 Hz
*Spindle to Pivot Distance: 11.42 inches (290mm)
*Overhang: 0.59 inches (15 mm)
*Offset Angle: 19 degrees
*Tracking Error: +1.42/ -0.97 degrees
*Bearings: Steel ball bearings
*Material: Aluminum, Magnesium
*Dampening: Rubber
*Finish: Matte Black
*Horizontal and Vertical Sensitivity: 20 mg
*Height Adjustment: 1.5 to 2.4 inches  (38 - 60 mm)
*Tracking Force Calibration Range: 0 to 3 gm (for more force, turn weight past "0")
*Counterweight: 165 gms
*Anti Skating Range: 0 to 3 gm
*Mounting Hole: 1-3/16 inches
*Cartridge Weight Range: 4.0 to 15.0 gms, expandable to 24 gms
*Headshell: Magnesium with oxygen-free copper Litz wire
*Standard Cable included
*Cable Capacitance: 225 pF
*Cable Harness Length: 48 inches

Click here for technical drawing

Click here for instruction manual

Click here for mounting template

Note:  It is the purchaser's responsibility to determine the compatibility of this arm with his needs.  Replacement/refund will be limited to defective product

Price: $749.00 (IL Res. add 8.25% IST) + $16.95 Shipping


REK-O-KUT  S-260-OD OIL DAMPED AUDIOPHILE TONEARM EXTRA LONG, 16 INCH TRANSCRIPTION ARM

(complete with standard cable)

If building a new turntable playback system, you should consider the new Rek-O-Kut S-260-OD extra long arm.  There are very few modern tonearms that actually have 16" transcription disc capacity.  Few less that are true 12" (305 mm) in effective length.  Those available else ware cost many times the price of the S-260-OD.  This extra length also has advantages for 12" LP records, in that there is much less tracking error. Unlike vintage Rek-O-Kut arms, the S-260-OD accepts standard removable headshells to facilitate switching cartridges and styli, precise tracking and anti-skating force adjustment, a damped cuing arm, and lower mass.

If used as a replacement of and earlier Rek-O-Kut Model 160 or S-260, it will cover the mounting hole of most.  The S-260-OD arm mounts at almost the exact point of the original arm found on so many vintage Rek-O-Kut turntables.  Slight mounting hole modification may be required. 

It can be used with almost any new build turntable system, as an arm replacement, or upgrading of earlier Rek-O-Kut S-260 arms.  This arm cannot be used on any of our current CVS line of turntables.  It can be used directly with our Trovatore turntable. 

*Type: 14.5 inch (total length), static balance, tubular, S-shaped
*Effective Length: 12.01  inches
*Effective Mass: 24 Grams
*Low Frequency Dampening: Rubber
*High Frequency Dampening:  500 CS Silicon Oil
*Resonance: 11 Hz
*Spindle to Pivot Distance: 11.42 inches (290mm)
*Overhang: 0.59 inches (15 mm)
*Offset Angle: 19 degrees
*Tracking Error: +1.42/ -0.97 degrees
*Bearings: Steel ball bearings
*Material: Aluminum, Magnesium
*Dampening: Rubber
*Finish: Matte Black
*Horizontal and Vertical Sensitivity: 20 mg
*Height Adjustment: 1.5 to 2.4 inches  (38 - 60 mm)
*Tracking Force Calibration Range: 0 to 3 gm (for more force, turn weight past "0")
*Counterweight: 165 gms
*Anti Skating Range: 0 to 3 gm
*Mounting Hole: 1-3/16 inches
*Cartridge Weight Range: 4.0 to 15.0 gms, expandable to 24 gms
*Headshell: Magnesium with oxygen-free copper Litz wire
*Standard Cable included
*Cable Capacitance: 225 pF
*Cable Harness Length: 48 inches

Click here for technical drawing

Click here for instruction manual

Click here for mounting template

Note:  It is the purchaser's responsibility to determine the compatibility of this arm with his needs.  Replacement/refund will be limited to defective product

Price: $899.00 (IL Res. add 8.25% IST) + $16.95 Shipping


REK-O-KUT  CVS-14 TONEARM

While made for our CVS-14 turntable, this arm fits both some of our discontinued older models, or can be used with some other turntables.   It can also be used as a direct replacement for straight arms of some DJ turntables.  It is not supplied with external connection cables.   You must make provision for that.  It may be necessary to drill additional mounting holes in your existing turntable.  Some mechanical aptitude is necessary.

It can be used used with 16" discs if the entire base/anti-skating mechanism is removed and it is mounted at 8.75" (222 mm)  from spindle center.  You can use the armrest parts to make your own for this application.

We cannot advise you as to which turntables are compatible, nor how to mount or modify it.   Usage of this arm requires  use of your mechanical aptitude.   So, please study our specifications.

"the ..."s" shaped arm improved the sound - as it tracks better. Sweeter mids. Tight and deep bass.
 Clearer trebles" -
Daniel Beller, record collector and archivist, Israel

Maximum compatibel platter size:  12 inches
Arm: S-shaped, micro ball bearings, static balanced
Arm Resonance: 8.75 Hz
Anti-Skating: Adjustable from 0 to 7 Gram tracking
Tracking Calibration: 0 - 4 grams (can track higher)
Arm height: Adjustable
Cuing:  Slow damped via lever
Includes headshell and original mounting hardware
Pivot to spindle distance (optimum): 214.5 mm +/-3 mm (8-7/16")
Overhang (recommended): 16 mm (5/8")
Mounting base diameter: 113 mm (4.5")
Mounting base bottom diameter:  89 mm (3.5")
Half-moon  base cutout: consistent with 13 inch diameter
Minimum Recommended Tracking Force: 1.50 grams
Connections:  80mm (3.25")  shielded wires, left, right and chassis.
No cable available

Base Template

Note:  It is the purchaser's responsibility to determine the compatibility of this arm with his needs.  Replacement/refund will be limited to defective product

           Price: $
139.00 (IL Res. add 8.25% IST) + $10.95 Shipping

 

REK-O-KUT  HEADSHELLS FOR NEW TURNTABLES
(Not compatible with pre-1970 Rek-O-Kut arms)
 

REK-O-KUT SILVER-ROSE FULL ADJUST HEADSHELL

Our ultimate headshell is made for our tonearms, but will fit most others.  Made of a magnesium chassis, the Rosewood moderates resonances, while its gold-plated finger-lift assembly will remain tarnish free.  It utilizes twisted silver (0.01 mm X19) wiring,  with silk insulation,  and gold flashed connectors for superb conductivity.  It has adjustable azimuth, and both a top & bottom alignment pin.  Click picture for bigger.  Weight is 16.89 grams.

Price.............$199.00 + $7.85 Shipping (first 2).  IL residents add 8.25% IST

REK-O-KUT S240 HEADSHELL

Identical to the TranScribe headshell, but cosmetically matches S240 arm.  Magnesium headshell and multi-stranded cartridge cabling (Litz wire),  and gold flashed connectors and arm pins, two alignment pins.  A good match for Dynavector DVS-2A, and with advantage of adjustable azimuth.  Weight is12.09 grams.

Price..............$65.00 + $6.65 Shipping (first 6).  IL residents add 8.25% IST

REK-O-KUT ADJUSTABLE AZIMUTH HEADSHELL FOR TRANSCRIBE,
S-320 MKII AND S-260 MKII ARMS

This headshell is made specifically for the TranScribe tonearm, but will fit most others.  This Precision magnesium headshell has multi-stranded cartridge cabling (Litz wire), adjustable azimuth, and gold flashed connectors and arm pins. Instead of one alignment pin at the top of the connector, it has two; another at the bottom.  Weight is 12.09 grams.

"Thank You for a top quality headshell!"

Price..............$55.00 + $6.65 Shipping (first 6).  IL residents add 8.25% IST

REK-O-KUT ADJUSTABLE WEIGHT PHONO HEADSHELL

If you change cartridges a lot, you can run into the problem of your tracking force being off. For instance, one headshell for LPs, one for 78s. This low mass, aluminum, precision headshell, made by Rek-O-Kut has 2 gram and 4 gram weights that screw into the top to compensate for such differences. All connectors and arm pins are gold flashed. They are designed to fit most S-shaped tonearms. Weight is 8.9 grams, same as on our CVS turntables.

Price...............$16.00 +$ 6.65 Shipping (first 6)
                          IL residents add
8.25% IST

REK-O-KUT STANDARD PHONO HEADSHELL

Low mass, aluminum, precision headshell made by Rek-O-Kut to fit  most S-shaped tonearms. Weight is 8.9 grams.
 


Price..................$15.00 + $6.65 Shipping (first 6)
                             IL residents add
8.25% ITS

REK-O-KUT EXTRA LOW MASS, SME-LIKE PHONO HEADSHELL

Whether you who can't really afford $100.00 for an SME headshell, or you simply want a low-mass headshell, it will fit the need.  Made of aluminum and steel.  Its mass is a mere 6.46 grams, compared to 7.81 grams for the SME.  Other differences are: no gold flashing of rear contacts, and wires do not have insulated boots.

Use for similar cartridges, but different tracking forces - your LP tracking at 1.5 grams in this shell, and your 78 tracking at 3.94 grams in our standard shell without having to readjust your arm.

Price...............$14.00 + $6.65 Shipping (first 6)  IL residents add 8.25% IST


Non-USA shipping1st Class costs $14.00 (Canada - $10.00) and has no advertised delivery time, no insurance, no tracking available.  Flat Rate Priority Mail  costs $34.50 (Canada - $25.00) has been very reliable for us. The USPO advertise, but does not promise, 6 - 10 days delivery time, and has $200.00 max insurance and limited tracking available.  Standard Priority provides full tracking and insurance and costs $41.00 (Canada - $32.00).

REK-O-KUT  TRANSCRIBE HEADSHELL LEADS


Same leads used in S240, 260, 320.

*Litz wire, LC-OFC leads
*Gold plated headshell and cartridge clips *Can be used with most headshells
* Tip-to-tip length 1.375 inches
*Set of four



Price.............$24.00 + $6.65 Shipping (first 10).  IL residents add
8.25% IST
 


REK-O-KUT  STANDARD HEADSHELL LEADS


Good quality replacement leads

*Stranded wire leads
*Crimped-on headshell and cartridge clips *Can be used with most headshells
* Tip-to-tip length 1.5 inches
*Set of four

Price.............$8.00 PPD IN USA.   IL residents add 8.25% IST


REK-O-KUT FINE
TONEARM WIRE

Our tonearm wiring was originally OEM and made for linear and radial tracking arms.  Each lead is Teflon coated, consisting of 12 strands of OFHC (Oxygen Free High Conductivity) copper wire.  Total gauge is 33 AWG.   Each lead is 0.016 inch in diameter.

Most 28AWG wire you find was not originally intended for tonearm wire use. Teflon insulating is a very delicate process and costs 4-5 times that of conventional insulation.


Colors are Green, Red, Blue, and White, with a 2nd different shade Green for the ground connection.  The wire can be twisted together for more convenient routing.

16" length:  $20.00.   18" length:  $22.50

Shipping: $6.50 for 1st four sets.

IL residents add 8.25% IST


HEADSHELL CARTRIDGE-END CLIPS

If you need to replace or want to upgrade headshell-end cartridge clips in a headshell or tonearm, these will do the job.  Almost all such clips are normally made to fit 0.04 inch diameter cartridge pins.  However, almost all cartridge pins are actually made at 0.05 inches.  This results in much effort for insertion and you almost always must resort to pliers.

These pins are made to fit 0.05 inch pins.  They are gold-flashed for improved conductivity, and come in a more convenient to grasp length of  0.577 inches.  For added durability, the clip ends have a metal wrap-around strain relief.

These clips are made for crimping with appropriate crimpers, but leads can easily be soldered onto the clips.   We have tried The AMP HD 20 and Molex HTR 2262A and had good results.  Pictured is a Garrard Lab A70 headshell whose damaged arm leads were replaced with our clips. 

 

Esoteric Sound Cartridge Lead Clips (set of 4)....$4.95 + $2.50 Shipping.


TRACKING FORCE SCALE FOR GARRARD TYPE A & TYPE AII CHANGERS

Very often the tracking force scale on the arms of these venerable old record changers get's rubbed off or is lost in restoration.  The pictured arm was greatly pitted and it was necessary to sand and refinish it completely.

Have no fear; we have an excellent, self-adhesive scale sticker for replacement.

The self-adhesive scale labels must be trimmed to the black edge.  They come in pairs.   So, you have one redundant in case you make a mistake. Simply place the sticker such that the 7 gram indication is 3-11/16 inches (93mm) from the front end of the arm, and press down.  That is all there is to it.

Esoteric Sound Garrard Tracking Scale (1 label pair)...$5.00 Post Paid in USA.