As it turns out, the TNT/ET2 were a little on the grubby side, had a couple of minor functional issues, but are in otherwise really nice condition! The TNT deck itself is actually in beautiful condition. I ordered up a new pair of belts, but everything looks and works perfectly, including the 2-speed motor controller.
The main problems include a damaged phono cable block and a damaged headshell cable. Here’s the cable, I’m not sure how this could’ve happened since the damaged area is tucked inside the armwand, but damaged it was:
Before clean-up and assembly:
Working on the ET2 air tangent tonearm –
Here she is:
(ignore the washer on the platter/spindle, it doesn’t belong there!)
APRIL 2023 UPDATE!
Oh well, the parts arrived months ago and I’ve finally gotten around to getting everything in place and working properly. My issue with this is its physical footprint – it’s too large to go in the main system as I already have the Basis Audio Debut vacuum platter in there, and it’s pretty big too!
I thought about using this in the second system, with the Allnic phonostage and whatever other gear I happen to have at the time, but the floor in that room is too springy for a turntable!
So if anyone is interested in buying the TNT with the ET2 arm, and all accessories, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nice JobT2 arm. I got tired of it being fussy and having to deal with a compressor. After I replaced it I realized that the embedded threaded nut for tightening the block for the VTA adjust had pulled out of the plastic. I have since glued it but have not listened to it since. Running an SME 3009 III at the moment.
The springs in the 4 support towers have gotten weak and the foam that was inside the springs is shot. Do you have any idea where to get these. VPI is too confused. 🙁
I have no idea when you posted this so…
I don’t know where you’d find those outside of VPI. Unless you got lucky finding a donor deck being sold for parts only, perhaps on eBay.