Salmon Dave posted:
Great-looking Xerxes Tricky - is it original spec, and how do they sound these days? Classic design, visually lasted better than many.
Thanks for the complement.
It's quite an early model from 1985 but it was upgraded to the better bearing and platter. The platter is much more shiny than the original which was a dull aluminium colour.
It's got a Rega arm and a Corus Black which I changed to from an AT-OC9 which I found a bit bright.
It still sounds excellent but it does need a bit of TLC as the belt falls off sometimes when starting up. I really must see to it.
A few years ago we fitted a shim kit to it as there was a little plinth sag. I say we as my (long since retired) dealer helped with this as he is a personal friend. I did feel rather guilty as we had a makeshift table and he was on his back on the floor adjusting it! He's in his 80's but very capable having been taught the skills of Xerxes setup by Touraj.
It's in remarkably good condition, I've owned it since new. Here's a closer picture.