Pat's Audio XA Headshell (gray color) for the Acoustic Research AR XA and AR XB turntable models. Six years ago we introduced our XA Headshell and it has proven to be the most popular and reliable headshell with more than 500 sold.
Features of our superior XA Headshell include:
perfect size and fit
reinforced neck with durable threads that won't crack off like the original ABS plastic
full length spring-loaded gold plated contact pins
threaded brass screw inserts that won't strip or mis-thread like wire inserts
proper AR color coded wires (red, black, white, green)
silver coated multi-strand wires with high quality silver based solder joints
premium alloy round barrel cartridge connectors individually soldered and never crimped
multiple pairs of progressive length screws
detailed cartridge mounting and headshell installation instructions
If you need assistance with any aspect of your AR turntable feel free to inquire. As long time trusted, knowledgeable and respected turntable service and repair experts we'll be glad to help. That's something we guarantee other sellers can't do for you.