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Old 6th July 2007, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default Modding the **** out of a kenwood KD2055, need platter/motor/bearing ideas

I just got a kenwood KD2055 turntable from a friend. It took me little time to gut it down to bare plinth and motor assy. This is the table with the resin plinth that looks like fake granite or corian.

Does anyone have any experience with this motor? The bearing is total garbage so I am planning on using a Rega P series platter/subplatter and bearing.

Now the question is, should I try to source a rega motor? Or should I run the kenwood unit with the proper gear? I have been reading ALOT on the motors you guys are using so I know there are plenty of options. I was mainly wondering if the stock kenwood motor would be adequate.

I already built an acrylic armboard and mounted my well tempered classic tonearm.

Any thoughts on the motor situation? Do the rega parts sound like they would do a good job?

Thanks guys - Evan
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Old 11th July 2007, 03:19 AM   #2
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Default Haven't you posted this on another forum?

highlighting your build? If so (and it was dated Oct '05), why ask here if you've already completed it?
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Check the date again. I made that post last week I do believe.

I am going to keep this updated, thought some people might have some insight as far as good platter/motor/bearing setups from other tables.

I have decided to use my oracle parts since my table will take alot of time to fix, and I already have it taken apart.

I may change to Rega parts later, but who knows. Ill see how it sounds.

Ill update as I make some progress.

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