What tomearm ?


Does anyone know of a tonearm that would fit a project 1expresion 2 turntable ?
mcmvmx
Sure, any Rega arm.
Are you sure . I can just buy the arm and it'll work ? That would be great !
  1. If you’re dubious of the advice given here, why not contact project directly? In fact why did you not do that in the first place?
I don't think a Rega arm will work on that turntable without surgery. Different mount and different pivot-to-spindle distance and effective length.

If there is a problem with your current arm, then just get a replacement Project arm. If you want a better arm, you will need to start with a better turntable.
lewm
If you’re dubious of the advice given here, why not contact project directly?
Or, ask your dealer.
Why ? Another tonearm on this turntable ?
What are you trying to do ? Upgrade the arm ?

You’d better buy another turntable.


I'm afraid I agree with the above. A true upgrade tone arm, and there are several, would cost more than your PROJECT. Sell the PROJECT, and consider a FUNK FIRM TT package. For a little upgrade in money, and some consideration given to possibly a better pickup, you will be punching way way above the caliber of what you currently have, without the nuisance of doing extensive TT mods which seldom workout unless you have exceptional skills and experience in this field. One of the Funk Firm arms has won numerous audio awards, the world over. The model LSD2 (fully loaded) is what you should consider. It may not appear "ULTRA HIGH END, it just plays Ultra High End (with the right cartridge) 


There is nothing wrong with the tonearm to begin with. Pro-ject makes a pretty good arm. They are used on other makes of turntables as well....music hall, and even on the entry level Linn majik, although that arm is of the 9cc or evo variety. The funk firm is a sideways move, it is no better than what you have. If you want a real move up, then go to a pro-ject xtension 9 or 10...or a music hall 9.3 or 11.3.....or a Linn, or even a vertere dg-1.
It seems that I didnt explain myself . Trying to change the cable on the tonearm I took it apart not knowing that I would be over my head when trying to put it all together again with the apropiate new cables . The same tonearm brand new is an investment of over 340 dollars and I would have to still have to solder all the cables to their places . Right now the tonearm is completetly disassambled , even from the gimbals and bearings . To put it in another term I really messed up . So I was just wandering before I go and buy me another turntable with tonearm if the possibility existed of a non project tonearm that would fit without having to change anything...just drop the tonearm base where the old tonearm was and thats it .
Sorry for not explaining the details . 
I think Iam gonna have to buy me a used or brand new turntable
Your tonearm can be assembled and rewired for under $100 by technician
Do you know of a technician that does that ? Im asking because I have advance lung cancer and because of my condition I really cant go out to the streets looking for one but I could call him by phone and mail him the tonearm with platter .My wife could help me mail it . I live at Mesa , Arizona .
mcmvmx
Do you know of a technician that does that ?
Steve at VAS in NJ. He's an expert, reasonably priced and usually has fast turnaround times.
@rossb , Excuse me, all 9" Pro-Ject and Rega arms have a spindle to pivot spec of 222 mm. I even think the hole is the same size but I'm not sure of that. 
MCMVMX , look for a used Rega arm. They are around. If you took the Pro Ject arm apart you should be easily able to put a Rega arm on. 
Hang in there,

Mike
I screwed up!! The Pro Ject arm spec is 212 mm. So, you would have to move the arm 1 cm away from the spindle. That is not too far and the base may cover the hole. It will work but you will have to enlarge the hole a bit.
If the OP cannot reassemble the arm or re-solder the wires I don't really  see how he is going to drill new holes in his plinth to install a Rega arm.  And that's assuming he wanted to in the first place. The Rega is not a drop in replacement, and as I said in my first response, the turntable would need surgery to accommodate it. It's not worth it and would look terrible, even if it could be done.

Sending the arm to a technician to reassemble is the most sensible option.
New Jersey is quite a ways from Mesa, AZ. Why not search for a more nearby dealer who would be kind enough to take on this job? I found this list of 10 places, not all of which are suitable but it’s a start, by doing a Firefox search:https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=hifi&find_loc=Mesa%2C+AZ
Audio is a focal and local world.  One of the stores on this list may be able to recommend a repair person, even if they themselves cannot do the job.
Well I would rather send something like a tonearm across the country to a known high quality tech than take a chance on someone who may or may not know what they are doing. Working on tonearms is kind of like watch repair, very delicate mechanisms involved, not everyone can do a good job.
BillWojo
Enlarging a hole is a very easy proposition. Can be done with a carving knife. I seriously doubt the OP cares what it looks like. He would like to be able to play music immediately with a cheap solution. Do you understand what advance lung cancer means?
Also, we do not know if the old arm can be reassembled or if parts have to be ordered prolonging thing further. The safest thing to do is buy almost any used 9 " working arm and throw it on there.
Here is one, https://www.ebay.com/itm/154319851659?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&...

EVEN better a Project arm for $99!!  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-ject-Carbon-Fiber-Turntable-Tonearm-Black-Project/353424393693?hash=ite...

mijostyn
"The safest thing to do is buy almost any used 9 " working arm"
Buying a used tonearm or cartridge is kinda like buying used underwear. Who wants that? There is nothing "safe" in buying some thing as fragile, delicate, and prone to damage as a cartridge or tonearm I know there is a guy here who always recommends cartridges that are 50 years old but he's in the business of selling them so that colours his thinking.

Buying a used tonearm or cartridge is kinda like buying used underwear. Who wants that? There is nothing "safe" in buying some thing as fragile, delicate, and prone to damage as a cartridge or tonearm I know there is a guy here who always recommends cartridges that are 50 years old but he’s in the business of selling them so that colours his thinking.
There are a lot of us audiophiles who take great care of their stuff, especially here on audiogon. Sure there’s additional risk with delicate cartridges and arm bearings, but the discounts can also be large enough to mitigate them - especially when you can see the seller has a long track record of analog enthusiasm, 100% feedback, and offers very detailed pics. You’re not buying this stuff from a DJ.

I’ve bought plenty of arm & cartridges both new and used, and have gotten amazing gear from both sources.

It’s not a hygiene issue, anyways, like you underwear analogy. That would be closer to buying used headphones, though just look how robust THAT 2nd hand market is! Again, someone selling a $4000 set of headphone is very likely to be a clean & diligent person.

Though I have to agree on one point in particular - the CONSTANT recommendation of "buy yada yada NOS MM cartridge" for literally EVERY cartridge inquiry is ridiculous lol
Buying a used tonearm or cartridge is kinda like buying used underwear.

you have to ask your doctor why do you think so

Clearthinker, if you understood this man's situation you would realize how much of a fool you just made out of yourself. People do not crap in their tonearms.

mijostyn
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learthinker, if you understood this man's situation you would realize how much of a fool you just made out of yourself."

As you mature you will come to realize that insulting, attacking, and denigrating others is no way to convince anyone of you're own superiority I know you like to pretend you are a "doctor" and I guess that is how you hope to gain respect, authority, and admiration.
mcmmvx,
Get your arm fixed through your distributor or buy another arm 9' long or order an arm replacement.
If not satisfied with above, sell the Project as is and get a new tt combo.

G
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