Ing JP Hans van Vliet writes: "May 2021, made some progress last months with this special spare time restoration project. For safety reasons (some underneath open parts from the Neumann PA2 deck carry mains voltage) and absorption of background noise generated by the motor, I've made a closed - and solid wooden plinth. "

"Further, with and thanks to a fellow Neumann PA2 owner in Switzerland a bunch of reproduction rubber belts were special made in Switzerland, 100% copy of the original and the most perfect to use up till now. Besides the already made tonearm base extension for the EMT 997 tonearm, I've also made one for my Ortofon RF-297 so I now can also play mono records with the RF-297 - Ortofon/EMT OFD 25 mono MC cartridge combination."