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Latteman
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Turntable s

Unread post by Latteman » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:50 pm

Hi guys
We had a recent topic on speaker isolation/ coupling so was wondering what your tables are supported upon.
I’ve had a variety of options over the years and depending on the turntable- eg my Townsend Avalon & Rock were on cut railway sleepers on metal based turntable table whereas the funk firm Vector was on a light metal wall support & glass shelf. My Thorens TD321 played on anything-usually an Mdf record storage cube. My current deck is (from bottom up) on mdf storage cube, thick rubber matt cut from a railway platform crossing, oak shelf, 3 heavy door stops supporting another oak shelf upon which is a large granite tile then the deck. Not sure why but it works
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Re: Turntable s

Unread post by Vinyl-ant » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:46 pm

I have my decks sat on a built in cupboard. The jvc just sit on that, the lenco sits on a slate slab that I have had for years. Nothing special.
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Re: Turntable s

Unread post by Jonty2547 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:04 pm

Nothing special here, just a butchered £15 TT shelf from Gumtree that i welded and sprayed to look a bit more eye friendly, then added some spikes and a granite chopping board and finally a plywood base.
Does it sound better than being sat on a rack?
I think so, and certainly doesn't suffer from footfall.

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Unread post by karatestu » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:06 pm

Ooooo, a PL71 ?

About time i got started fettling the one i have in my possession.
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Re: Turntable s

Unread post by CN211276 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:50 pm

My vintage Rega Planar 3 is on top of a substantial wooden rack.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
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Re: Turntable s

Unread post by Lindsayt » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:58 am

Mine are on the floor. The EMT 950 comes with 2 substantial side panels that would have gotten it to desk height in the radio station.
The EMT 930, I tried it on my Sound Organisation turntable table that was essential equipment for my LP12, but it sounds better on the floor.

I site my turntables well away from my speakers. 9 metre speaker cable lengths required.

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Unread post by zebbo » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:29 am

I would love to get my TT on to a dedicated wall shelf but that's not going happen. Instead, it sits atop the, dare I say it?, RACK, with a 20mm thick black acrylic top. I messed around with all sorts of feet from spikes to soft sorbothane, wood, hard rubber etc, etc but actually finished up with correctly "tuned" springs. Seems to work ok.
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Re: Turntable s

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:18 am

CN211276 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:50 pm
My vintage Rega Planar 3 is on top of a substantial wooden rack.
I'm sure it's fine, but please don't assume that mass loading a lightweight deck like this is the best route, as the bass 'musicality' suffers badly with this deck if the siting's not ideal. If you haven't done already, why not try a light rigid 'shelf' in between either spiked or otherwise decoupled from the rack underneath, listening to the 'tunefulness' of the bass as you do so. The best for an older Rega was always their wall bracket in my experience.

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Re: Turntable s

Unread post by Latteman » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:51 pm

I’ve recently looked at the current range of rega wall supports and believe they would fit other brands but as usual are over priced- I cut up an old sound organisation tube steel table and bolted it to the wall- love recycling
Analogue Source-ARB Turntable & 10” dual pivot arm, Grado Gold MI, Nva Phono 1.
Digital Sources- Meridian 206 cdp, Pro-Ject Bluetooth E for iPhone 4s & Genus DAB all to Beresford TC7510
Amplification-NVA P50 & 2x A20
Speakers-Diy Cubes; Mid/bass; 4” Royd drivers with LS5; Tweeters; Richard Allan Cb4 with Ls1
Interconnects-SSC throughout
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Re: Turntable s

Unread post by CN211276 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:26 pm

_D_S_J_R_ wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:18 am
CN211276 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:50 pm
My vintage Rega Planar 3 is on top of a substantial wooden rack.
I'm sure it's fine, but please don't assume that mass loading a lightweight deck like this is the best route, as the bass 'musicality' suffers badly with this deck if the siting's not ideal. If you haven't done already, why not try a light rigid 'shelf' in between either spiked or otherwise decoupled from the rack underneath, listening to the 'tunefulness' of the bass as you do so. The best for an older Rega was always their wall bracket in my experience.
WAF to consider and I'm not very good with DIY. :grin:
I do not play a lot of vinyl, it is well away from the speakers and the bass sounds ok to me.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

NVA BMU, Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Qutest, NVA P90SA, NVA A80sMk2, NVA Cube 1s, NVA TSCS, NVA TIS mk2. Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA SSP Mk2, Grado SR 325e, headphones, Chord Mojo.

Second system
Arcam Miniblink Bluetooth DAC, Marantz pm 5004, Wharfdale Diamond 121, NVA LS2.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

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