Are the JMW-9 and JMW-9 3D arms interchangeable?

Re: Are the JMW-9 and JMW-9 3D arms interchangeable?

Postby Marc » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:07 am

As long as you do not have a cup around the pivot point it would be a drop in replacement for the Scout & Scout 2. You may need to change your arm rest as the new arm is a bit thicker but we would provide that with the purchase of the JMW-9-3D
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Re: Are the JMW-9 and JMW-9 3D arms interchangeable?

Postby husafreak » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:36 pm

Thanks Marc, and BRF. I sent pics to Soundstagedirect and they are saying no problem with the swap.
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Re: Are the JMW-9 and JMW-9 3D arms interchangeable?

Postby JRM » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:23 am

Can you tell if there is a cup around the pivot point without removing the tone arm or do you need to send pictures in to determine if the 3D tone arm is compatible on the Scout?
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Re: Are the JMW-9 and JMW-9 3D arms interchangeable?

Postby Brf » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:06 am

JRM wrote:Can you tell if there is a cup around the pivot point without removing the tone arm or do you need to send pictures in to determine if the 3D tone arm is compatible on the Scout?


You simply remove the tonearm off the pivot spike. For reference, bellow is a picture of a non-compatible 3-D pivot spike which has the damping fluid cup
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Re: Are the JMW-9 and JMW-9 3D arms interchangeable?

Postby JRM » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:31 am

Thanks BRF! My Signature Scout 2 has the cup for damping fluid. I do not use damping fluid, but this rules out a simple installation for the 3D arm. The Scout 2 is still a great sounding turntable.
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Re: Are the JMW-9 and JMW-9 3D arms interchangeable?

Postby Brf » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:14 pm

JRM wrote:Thanks BRF! My Signature Scout 2 has the cup for damping fluid. I do not use damping fluid, but this rules out a simple installation for the 3D arm. The Scout 2 is still a great sounding turntable.


It can be done quite easily, all you need to do is let your dealer know that you will need a 9-3D arm, replacement pivot spike and new arn rest holder. It's a simple install.
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Re: Are the JMW-9 and JMW-9 3D arms interchangeable?

Postby husafreak » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:50 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Are the JMW-9 and JMW-9 3D arms interchangeable?

Postby husafreak » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:08 pm

Well, my order is in and I'll wait patiently now for my new JMW9-3D to be built and shipped. I'll document the swap and sound as well as I can and share my experience for the benefit of us here on the forum.
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Re: Are the JMW-9 and JMW-9 3D arms interchangeable?

Postby DeeCee » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:40 pm

husafreak wrote:Well, my order is in and I'll wait patiently now for my new JMW9-3D to be built and shipped. I'll document the swap and sound as well as I can and share my experience for the benefit of us here on the forum.

Can't wait to hear your assessment...
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Re: Are the JMW-9 and JMW-9 3D arms interchangeable?

Postby edw » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:32 pm

^^^ Ditto. And congrats! Im meaning to do that too.
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