a couple of turntable restorations

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No it's OK, I got some this morning and sorted it
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the deck itsself is now finished

ImageEds1000 airprodigy build by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

the neoprene platter mat arrived, and the control knobs have been tweaked again so they are all bang on in line (it was still slightly out and getting on my nerves)

ive had it running for a couple of hours and had no need to tweak the speed so id call it a success. an ear to the plinth while its running reveals no sound at all from the motor that my ear'oles can detect.

shouldn't be long before the arm arrives

ive been using the jbe strobe disc to watch the speed, could do with another 2 so that this deck and the big lenco have one too. shall have to look at whats available
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Looking good mate. I can't yet find any mat to beat the Ringmat. They are pricey for what they are, though - I found a mint one secondhand.

The oak veneer suits the Lenco rebuilds, imo. I also like the look of the birch ply plinths but haven't hear a Lenco (or Garrard) in one yet.
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Martin's g99 plinth I did is in birch ply
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Vinyl-ant wrote: Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:12 pm Martin's g99 plinth I did is in birch ply
I've seen the photos. Looks superb. Didn't get a chance to hear it, though.

I think DQ has a birch-ply for his Lenco...
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All done, here are a few photos

ImageEds1000 airprodigy build by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

I made a right mess fitting the arm...

ImageEds1000 airprodigy build by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

this is the finished product
interesting thing is that i cant hear a particular sonic signature if that makes sense, it seems to be the epitome of the old mans mantra "it just plays"
it also doesn't change at all as the record progresses. I remember being surprised by this when i used the terminator arm

ImageEds1000 airprodigy build by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

the build quality of the arm is very good, i cant find anything to complain about, all the parts are well designed and thought out. nothing seems to have been overlooked. it comes with several setup jigs, my personal favourite is the v block jig that allows you to take the wand out completely to set the tracking weight so you don't bugger up any of your other adjustments. lovely touch

ImageEds1000 airprodigy build by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

scuse the lens flare.

overall I'm very happy with the build, and with the arm. for less than 450 quid all in, the arm is in my opinion a bargain. and the fact that it can be used on a suspended deck is a very interesting selling point as previously it was very difficult to find a linear tracker to fit say a td160 and certainly not at the price andy builds them for.

the dual motor seems completely unflappable, i haven't even had to consider faffing with the speed adjust. which is pretty amazing for a 40 odd year old motor. the jbe and the lencos always need a little finessing after a while, but this thing just keeps turning.....

things that stands out are the amount of detail it seems to be able to dig out, and how clear it is. i also seem to be able to pick a instrument ect and follow it very easily. and low frequency tone seems to be very good, very natural. it sounds very natural overall in my opinion

done. One dual rescued from obscurity. i shall enjoy.
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it looks so not like TT that I actually want one ;]
p/s Paul are you sure we don't need one in NVA HQ?;] you know for demo and stuff?
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We'll get Ant to bring it to the shows...
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savvypaul wrote: Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:10 pm We'll get Ant to bring it to the shows...
That's very good but...
that's not exactly the reply I was expecting.. ;]
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Well done in setting the arm up, I'd love to hear it.

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