What turntabe do you use and why ?

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Re: What turntabe do you use and why ?

Unread post by karatestu » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:52 am

Chopsaw54 wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:38 am
I have a few turntable/tonearm combinations but I like to use my own in my main system. It has a Clearaudio bearing and platter but the arm is all my own work. I've had several attempts at making my own bearing but my machining skills are not quite there yet.
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Re: What turntabe do you use and why ?

Unread post by Chopsaw54 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:16 am

I would say it's fairly neutral. I machined a large piece of aluminium which is bolted to the acrylic platter to give it some serious mass and I think that contributes to the generous bass reproduction. It's not overblown or anything but if it's on the record you'll hear it. I think my tonearm sounded better with a 12mm diameter arm tube though. I dropped it to 10mm in an attempt to reduce its effective mass but when I can find some suitable tube I think I'll go back to 12mm.

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