Moved from HW-19 JR to TNT Mk3

Re: Moved from HW-19 JR to TNT Mk3

Postby JimmyL » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:30 pm

Does anyone have an alignment jig for a 10.5 arm they no longer need and want to sell? Also, may be looking for an arm board for the JMW base as this one was drilled for a Tri-Plannar and assume it wouldn't match the new base... Maybe someone has one that was already drilled for the JMW??
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Re: Moved from HW-19 JR to TNT Mk3

Postby Brf » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:41 pm

JimmyL wrote:Does anyone have an alignment jig for a 10.5 arm they no longer need and want to sell? Also, may be looking for an arm board for the JMW base as this one was drilled for a Tri-Plannar and assume it wouldn't match the new base... Maybe someone has one that was already drilled for the JMW??


Please confirm that you need an alignment jig for a 10.5 and NOT a 10.5i. If the former, I may have a TNT arm board already drilled for a 10.5 tonearm that you can have.
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Re: Moved from HW-19 JR to TNT Mk3

Postby JimmyL » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:49 pm

Brf wrote:
JimmyL wrote:Does anyone have an alignment jig for a 10.5 arm they no longer need and want to sell? Also, may be looking for an arm board for the JMW base as this one was drilled for a Tri-Plannar and assume it wouldn't match the new base... Maybe someone has one that was already drilled for the JMW??


Please confirm that you need an alignment jig for a 10.5 and NOT a 10.5i. If the former, I may have a TNT arm board already drilled for a 10.5 tonearm that you can have.


Hi Brf,
It's definitely the 10.5i Classic 3 that I need to install both the base and armwand.
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Re: Moved from HW-19 JR to TNT Mk3

Postby Brf » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:57 pm

JimmyL wrote:
Hi Brf,
It's definitely the 10.5i Classic 3 that I need to install both the base and armwand.


Sorry, I no longer have any extra TNT arm boards drilled for a 10.5i/Classic/3D arm. I will double check tonight. As for an alignment jig, any 10.5i/Classic 1,2,3,Signature, 10-3D and 10-3DR jig will work.
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Re: Moved from HW-19 JR to TNT Mk3

Postby JimmyL » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:24 pm

Brf wrote:
JimmyL wrote:
Hi Brf,
It's definitely the 10.5i Classic 3 that I need to install both the base and armwand.


Sorry, I no longer have any extra TNT arm boards drilled for a 10.5i/Classic/3D arm. I will double check tonight. As for an alignment jig, any 10.5i/Classic 1,2,3,Signature, 10-3D and 10-3DR jig will work.


Thanks for looking Brf!
Do you happen to know where I can find a drilling template for having the arm base for the 10.5i mounted? I've asked Marc at VPI as well...
Wanting to make sure to get it right and hoping the previous Tri-Plannar tone arm mounting holes don't interfere. I'll have to repair/fill those pre-existing holes, if possible.

Overall, I thought mounting the new JMW arm on this table was best. Kind of a shame to invest in such a nice piece of equipment and install anything less and have to backtrack. My hopes are to then be able to slowly (no money left) develop it to it's full potential.

Sorry to be asking so many questions but there's a lot to absorb.
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Re: Moved from HW-19 JR to TNT Mk3

Postby Brf » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:42 pm

You don’t need a mounting template. You simply place the vta tower base on the TNT arm board and measure 258mm from the spindle to the pivot spike. There are three mounting screw holes that secure the vta tower to the arm board. Just make sure that the hole closest to the front is in the 6 o’clock position on the arm board. Once you have the correct distance measured, mark the holes and drill or use a threaded tap.
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Re: Moved from HW-19 JR to TNT Mk3

Postby Stringreen » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:53 am

I'm using a VPI 3D with 2nd pivot....very hard to get better than that.
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Re: Moved from HW-19 JR to TNT Mk3

Postby JimmyL » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:38 pm

Brf wrote:You don’t need a mounting template. You simply place the vta tower base on the TNT arm board and measure 258mm from the spindle to the pivot spike. There are three mounting screw holes that secure the vta tower to the arm board. Just make sure that the hole closest to the front is in the 6 o’clock position on the arm board. Once you have the correct distance measured, mark the holes and drill or use a threaded tap.


That sounds easy enough. I send some pic's once setup and playing.
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Re: Moved from HW-19 JR to TNT Mk3

Postby JimmyL » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:42 pm

Well, that whole upgrade package just went down the drain!
The guy emailed to say he couldn't deliver it as agreed and then, after I agreed to pay the shipping, he couldn't get the TT to the shipping office after hurting his back lifting it...then, the TNT MK3 turned out to be a 2 even after I questioned him on this when we started this purchase!

Oh well, maybe I dodged a bullet and much better off... that would've been awkward at best as he didn't seem to be a credible guy in the end..

So, I still have my HW19 JR which is a really nice table and I have a 10.5i arm and base on their way to me... So maybe best to just go back to the upgrading this table and be happy...
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Re: Moved from HW-19 JR to TNT Mk3

Postby 930turbo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:43 pm

Hi ,

There’s a couple of TNT’s for sale at audiogon . Check them out .

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