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Question for Arp Solina SE-IV owners.

Post by Platner » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:09 pm

I just acquired one of these beautiful instruments, it's in excellent condition. I was wondering what the function is of the long linear groove along the top of it that runs parallel to a small radius raised half dowel strip. I seem to recall reading that these might have come with some kind of built in music sheet stand (?).

Just curious as to the function of these features.


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Re: Question for Arp Solina SE-IV owners.

Post by garranimal » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:41 pm

Not mine, found this tho.
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Re: Question for Arp Solina SE-IV owners.

Post by Platner » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:02 pm

garranimal wrote:Not mine, found this tho.
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Thanks! Looks like it might be made of Plexiglass? I wonder where I can get one :-)?

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Re: Question for Arp Solina SE-IV owners.

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:42 am

Platner wrote:
garranimal wrote:Not mine, found this tho.
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Thanks! Looks like it might be made of Plexiglass? I wonder where I can get one :-)?
Yellow Pages, companies processing plexiglass/perspex -- it should be easy to make one based on the dimension of the groove and the pictures available.

I've been meaning for ages to have one manufactured for my ARP ProDGX.

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Re: Question for Arp Solina SE-IV owners.

Post by madtheory » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:10 pm

Ya some glass/ window companies will cut a shape to your specifications. I had it done for a beautiful Transcriptors Skeleton turntable when the lid got broken.

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Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:33 pm

madtheory wrote:Ya some glass/ window companies will cut a shape to your specifications. I had it done for a beautiful Transcriptors Skeleton turntable when the lid got broken.
That's a lovely turntable.

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Re: Question for Arp Solina SE-IV owners.

Post by madtheory » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:01 pm

Yes it was beautiful looking and superb sounding, with SME tonearm and the wonderful Shure V15 type IV cartridge. Well it was great when it all worked. I found that it needed a very stable surface- concrete, not a wood floor on the first floor.Consequently it needed setting up quite regularly, and one daren't move the thing. Then the V15 died (coil went OC). It's encased in epoxy resin so impossible to repair and expensive to replace! So I sold it. Still getting over that particular loss!! Gave away all the vinyl apart from a few with nice cover designs. Glad to see the back of that audio format...

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Re: Question for Arp Solina SE-IV owners.

Post by HideawayStudio » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:01 pm

Platner wrote:I just acquired one of these beautiful instruments, it's in excellent condition. I was wondering what the function is of the long linear groove along the top of it that runs parallel to a small radius raised half dowel strip. I seem to recall reading that these might have come with some kind of built in music sheet stand (?).

Just curious as to the function of these features.


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It looks very similar, if not identical, to the glass music stand on the Eminent 310U.

...naturally there is a good reason for this :)

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