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Empire 698 tonearm overhang measurement ( ? )

What is your overall experience with the 698 gwarejp3? I bought one years back at a garage sale. The table had an interesting design however no amount of fiddling with the mechanical speed adjustment could get the thing to run on speed. Also the electronic controls were twitchy and as noted by other posters, the Empire series including mine were a poster child for sloppy American manufacturing QC of that era (happily, vastly improved to global standards over the last couple of decades by Basis, VPI, Merrill, Mobil Fidelity etc). Finally resold the 698 in frustration.

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