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by Vinyl-ant
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: building a tonearm
Replies: 25
Views: 1191
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Re: building a tonearm

Figured out what was causing the static problem. Proximity to the curtains...... They are nylon. And also drag on the carpet. Who knew. Put the deck back in its usual place and no issues Hooking the wires over the tie back hook might have made it worse Re the bass on this one, comparing it to the au...
by Vinyl-ant
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: building a tonearm
Replies: 25
Views: 1191
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Re: building a tonearm

Maybe once I've got the arm sounding how I want, got some more materials in the way to build the updated one I have in mind
by Vinyl-ant
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: building a tonearm
Replies: 25
Views: 1191
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Re: building a tonearm

Next one will be better. Or a sideways step. But the wiring will be inside so that's something.
I have several improvements in mind
by Vinyl-ant
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: building a tonearm
Replies: 25
Views: 1191
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Re: building a tonearm

Been playing with some tin foil as screening to see if it stops the static problem, and it does. As you would expect. So I'll need some screening inside the wooden part of the wand on the next update to it. Perhaps some small diameter brass tube, have to work out how to get it inside.... And make up...
by Vinyl-ant
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Streaming- Naim Musical Fidelity etc
Replies: 15
Views: 515
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Re: Streaming- Naim Musical Fidelity etc

I still use a Squeezebox. Have tried a few different ways with a mac mini and an apple TV, but went back to the Squeezebox. I've got 2 now so if one packs up I have a spare. I keep going back to the Squeezebox because it suits me perfectly. I can see the display from across the room about 5m away as...
by Vinyl-ant
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: building a tonearm
Replies: 25
Views: 1191
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Re: building a tonearm

No earth's at all on it it the moment other than the green and blue
That's what I've been on with today, trying to find some more wire to alter the loom. Found some to do it, but got waylaid with some other stuff..
by Vinyl-ant
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: building a tonearm
Replies: 25
Views: 1191
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Re: building a tonearm

Proper install. Its on an arm board that was the original one for the deck when it was built, set up for an rb250. I used the same geometry so it fits properly on this board https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40647376463_5ae071acdb_k.jpg Cx unipivot testing by anthony cresswell , on Flickr Interest...
by Vinyl-ant
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: building a tonearm
Replies: 25
Views: 1191
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Re: building a tonearm

Dunno on the cost, it was built with bar stock and other materials I already had including the wiring, connectors, cart pins, sockets, timber, etc. Hours, probably about 10 ish so far of machining and re machining bits I cocked up or changed the design of, designing it, no idea, I've been kicking id...
by Vinyl-ant
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: building a tonearm
Replies: 25
Views: 1191
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Re: building a tonearm

Well I got it installed and had a cursory listen to it, and initial impressions are very promising. I had to make a turret for it so it could be installed to run on the lenco. Which was a pain in the arse. I dug out an offcut from a plinth I did to make it https://live.staticflickr.com/7832/46876336...
by Vinyl-ant
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: building a tonearm
Replies: 25
Views: 1191
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Re: building a tonearm

Ok, got the wiring loom bodged on. It is a big fat bodge, I should've drilled out the wooden part of the arm tube, but it suffices for testing the arm..... It is sat in the mdf block as I was fed up of it falling over every time i looked at it funny... https://live.staticflickr.com/7844/32652393777_...