Sfrost top notch
I happened into a partially upgraded AR XA on BT.
Shortly after, i found a second on BT (untouched but reasonable to get the dust cover). Not needing 2 i put the cover unit up on BT and Member sfrost came by (i didn't realize there was an AR guru in the neighborhood). While he was visiting and chatting and listening to music he had a look at my keeper. After discussing other mods he does on them (mine had suspension and motor work done. He left with both XAs. A few weeks later on a snowy morning (must be a curse for me. i always seem to be picking up gear on snowy days and bitter cold.
I go into his shop, he shows me the finished product. I see now why there is so much love for these hot rodded XAs
New tonearm bearings, new technics wand, new tonearm wiring, RCA jacks in the back plus he polished up the metal and touched up the plinth, also put a bottom on it. (also mounted and set up a cart).
He obviously has this down. If your in the area or willing to ship, you can't go wrong
I know he does other mods , restores and turntables though you probably should contact him directly with questions.
what's most important , this thing sounds sweet!