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The "Picture of your Turntable(s)" thread, Pt. 4

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by MilesSmiles, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Grower of Mushrooms

    Grower of Mushrooms Omnivorous mammalian bipedal entity.

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Wicked, raised to the power ^3!!!
     
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  2. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    I like Orgin Live tables and tonearms....which is that, looks like the Illustrious...Encounter or Couqueor?
     
  3. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher

    Location:
    near Tampa, FL
    Encounter Mk3C. Got in pretty cheap (the only used part of setup). Nice arm, but difficult to setup. Once you set it you do not want to touch it.
     
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  4. Davey

    Davey very clever with maracas

    Location:
    SF Bay Area, USA
    Recently moved from a MA-505 MKII to MKIII tonearm on my Micro Seiki BL-91, mainly just because I like straight tonearms better and wanted to move to a lower mass design to fit better with some of the higher compliance LOMC carts I've been using lately, but is also came with the massive AST-08 tonearm stabilizer, and damping trough/paddle, along with the removable arm wand.

    Also took the opportunity to update the DIN cable I was using to the Zavfino 1877 Spirit MKII OFHC Silver Tonearm Cable, all sounds really nice so far ...

    Fresh arrival from Japan ...
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    Out with the old MKII tonearm, which wil soon be finding a home on my Micro Seiki DD-40 ...
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    Trial fit of the new arm with stabilizer nut and Zavfino DIN cable ...
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    The bronze nut is pretty massive ...
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    Trial fit on table, damping trough in foreground not yet installed ...
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    Continued below ...
     
  5. Davey

    Davey very clever with maracas

    Location:
    SF Bay Area, USA
    The headshell is attached to the thin aluminum tonearm tube with fairly tight fit and a couple screws on bottom, but I also epoxied it and trued it up with jig so it's exactly parallel to record surface ...
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    All in place and spinning some records ...
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    I have an extra arm tube that I may modify with an alumina-ceramic tube for higher mass and strength ...
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  6. box of frogs

    box of frogs Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lincolnshire, UK
  7. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher

    Location:
    near Tampa, FL
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  8. formbypc

    formbypc Forum Resident

    I take it you've removed the centre of the Ikea table for access from below ... ?
     
  9. myles

    myles Forum Resident

    Location:
    Near Marlow, UK
    Yes, cut mercilessly with a jigsaw. Some might say £6 down the drain but once I fit clamps I reckon I'll be well in pocket!
     
  10. formbypc

    formbypc Forum Resident

    I've got one waiting for me to do the same. I take it the centre section isn't totally hollow, and that there's sufficient internal bracing to take the weight of the Sondek without reinforcement?
     
  11. myles

    myles Forum Resident

    Location:
    Near Marlow, UK
    It's only like a cardboard waffle, it trims out easily. The tough stuff is the top and bottom surface but a jigsaw goes through it like a hot knife through butter.

    Edited to add: I missed the real point of your question. It is plenty rigid enough, even when 'holed' to hold a Sondek.
     
  12. Davey

    Davey very clever with maracas

    Location:
    SF Bay Area, USA
    And now with the damper paddle in place and adjusted, and some fresh 50,000 CST silicone oil in the trough, sounding really good, will take some measurements later ...

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    Listening to the great Jacaszek Music for Film from earlier this year, really beautiful record, easily one of my top favorites of the year even if not a perfect pressing, some very nice bass too ... Jacaszek - KWIATY (2017 experimental/ambient/classical/electronica/jazz)
     
  13. Joe Spivey

    Joe Spivey Your friendly neighborhood Spivey-Man

    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Very nice, lookin good!
     
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  14. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

    Location:
    Belgium
    Some late night shots :

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  15. thegage

    thegage Forum Currency Nerd

    I finally got around to signing up for a Flickr account (aside: what a PITA, just trying to get a basic account).

    This is what I call my Franken-VPI. The plinth is the only thing left from a TNT Jr/2/3 (I'm not really sure, as it just says "TNT" on the VPI label on the back) that I bought used in 2008. The Classic platter, Stillpoints LPI, and Terra Stone footers are the only components I bought new. Everything else--Signature motor, periphery ring, Fatboy 12 gimbal, VTA tower, Symposium Ultra platform--was purchased used. You can't really see it in the photo, but the armboard is basically Swiss cheese; over the years it's been used to mount the following arms: ET-2 (two, at different times), Hadcock 228, Hadcock 242, Trans-Fi Terminator, VPI 10.5i, VPI 3D. The Fatboy is a keeper, no matter how much I still think about trying something else. I've had speed control stuff in the past, a VPI SDS and Phoenix Eagle/Roadrunner, but currently don't see the need as this setup is surprisingly stable.

    JohnK

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  16. NapaBob

    NapaBob Forum Resident

    Location:
    Napa Valley CA USA
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    well, I don't drink Scotch, so I just had to go with a great Cabernet.
     
  17. Roycer

    Roycer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wyoming
    Of course living in wine country..:edthumbs:
     
  18. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southampton, UK
    Thorens TD124 mk2
    Fidelity Research FR64s
    Arche headshell
    Audio Note Io gold cart
    Puresound Tenuto platter

    I replaced the motor rubber mounts with the Hanze springs and put new sintered bronze bushes in the motor.

    [​IMG]IMG_0107 by The Biglebowski, on Flickr
     
  19. Davey

    Davey very clever with maracas

    Location:
    SF Bay Area, USA
    Very nice! That's the headshell that allows all the adjustments right there, azimuth, overhang, offset, and even SRA, right? One stop shop.
     
  20. wbass

    wbass Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    That's awesome. How do you like the Puresound metal mat?
     
  21. Noel Patterson

    Noel Patterson Six pack of stout, and a stick of sensi

    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
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    Well it's not esoteric in any way, but a big upgrade from what I had and I love it! Rega P2. Stock cartridge for now, will upgrade soon enough!
     
  22. Echoes Myron

    Echoes Myron Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Looking really slick. Love it. And yeah get you some new cart!
     
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  23. eyewanders

    eyewanders Forum Resident

    Pretty modest amongst most of this thread's photo posts. But they make me happy.

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  24. rebellovw

    rebellovw Forum Resident

    Location:
    Prescott, AZ
    Awesome setup - glad to hear your thoughts on speed control - I'm happy with my Classic not having anything and I have a Technics as a solid reference. I can't hear any imperfections.
     
  25. Roycer

    Roycer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wyoming
    Newest addition for change of sound, and fun..SL-1500C[​IMG]
     

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