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Offline raymonda

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My next great Turntable.
« on: May 08, 2019, 03:54:45 PM »
This next project is a bit of a twist from other projects I have undertaken. Instead of starting with a prior table, e.g., Thorens TD series, i decided to make one out of 3 inch rock maple.

Here is the specs so far:

Plinth: 3 inch rock maple
Arm Board: Carbon fiber, balsa wood sandwich construction.
Motor board: 6mm carbon fiber
Tonearm: New Jelco 750 modded with VTA micro adjustment
Motor: New Origin Live
Bearing and spindle VPI 2.5 acrylic/inverted bearing.
Feet: Carbon fiber, chromed brass spikes on carbon fiber pad
Arcylic cover
Custom Canare DIN cable
Cartridge: Denon DL103s with baron cantilever and Shabata tip

I just sent the bearing back to VPI for a complete overhaul so that the thrust pad and bearing can be replace, creating an almost brand new bearing assembly. It should arrive back any day.

Prior to sending it out I gave the table a bit of a spin and was really, really happy with the sound.




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Re: My next great Turntable.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 03:56:10 PM »
couple more shots.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2019, 05:29:32 PM by raymonda »

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Re: My next great Turntable.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 04:50:19 PM »
I know virtually nothing about turntables but that looks really nice!
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Re: My next great Turntable.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 05:26:27 PM »
Thanks! I try to aim for the look to be at least as good as the sound.

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Re: My next great Turntable.
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 08:12:31 AM »
looks sweet. where do you source your wood ?

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