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Old 26th April 2007, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default DIY Technics 1210 wood made

Hello everyone!

First of all excuse me for my english, it's not very charming.
Few months ago I decided to build my own turntable, but looking for information in DIY forums and DIY Builders i found the "same trouble": why I have to build a Belt Drive Turntable? I want a Direct Drive one, I don't want a Hi-end like Thorens, Rega and Clearaudio clones. I just want to play with my two other Technics SL1210, cueing and scratching (I wouldn't do this with a Thorens).

I'm decided to build a Technics SL1210MK2, better said, I'll buy a SL1210MK2 disarm the metal and rubber body and make one on wood. I'll respect dimensions and weight as close as possible.

Perhaps a little more round and less square design would be more appropiate.

Any suggestion about what kind of wood? Suspension?

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Old 26th April 2007, 01:38 PM   #2
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Why take apart a good turntable? I think you will make it worse using wood as the alloy base is well damped.
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Old 26th April 2007, 03:11 PM   #3
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is the same as build an entire DIY turntable but in this way i'm sure it will work, i'll not worry about the weight of the platter or what kind of DC motor should build.
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Old 26th April 2007, 04:13 PM   #4
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But how will you make it better?
As Richie said, the base is very heavy and well damped.
I admire your DIY spirit but maybe you should try a regular 1210/1200 with a decent arm? It seems a shame to break a good turntable.
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Old 27th April 2007, 06:16 PM   #5
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the idea is not to make it better, i want to make it more beautiful!!

Perhaps with 3 or 4 wood bodies with some damp material (foam, silent blocks, suspension system).

Any suggestion about a very high density wood??

It's a good idea to change the arm, but i want to keep the direct drive and the pitch.
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