Vinyl Nirvana was created and formed out of a love for Acoustic Research turntables. Before its creation, there was no “one stop” resource for AR turntables. It is truly a humbling experience to “direct” this resource which literally thousands have accessed and hundreds have written to convey their thanks. If you find the site useful, please consider making a small $5 donation via this link. If many give just a small amount, the site can sustain itself. Of course, supporting the site’s advertising also helps. (Wink, wink)
I also sell restored and refurbished AR and Thorens turntables. See the sales page for the latest offerings.
If you own a mid-80′s AR turntable, consider upgrading with the time tested modifications available here.Originally developed by George Merrill, and later refined by Anthony Scillia, Vinyl Nirvana is now the only resource for obtaining these mods.
I also occasionally offer original AR parts in my eBay store. Please do not email looking for parts, I only sell parts that are truly leftover…all others I keep for my customers and to use to refurbish my units. For AR XA/XB headshells, please read here. For Thorens turntable parts, visit the link above to Vintage Thorens.
If you need service or repair done to your AR or Thorens Turntable, please check our Repair Service page.
Finally, I offer consultations to help buyers weave their way through the maze of vintage turntable possibilities. I can help you decide what table is right for you based upon your present components, your listening habits, and your budget. (Consult fee is refunded if you purchase a table from me.) See here for details.
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Dave Archambault, Exeter, NH