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Old 20th April 2008, 12:40 AM   #1
kilowattski is offline kilowattski  United States
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Default The build starts. (DIY Turntable)

I have started my DIY turntable. I have some pictures of the platter below. Enjoy!


This is the platter fresh off the CNC machine. It needs to get turned for smoothness. I wrote the G-Code.

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Here is the Motor pod. I don't have enough experience to turn this piece on a lathe so my next door neighbor did it for me in his machine shop. It needs to be polished and sent to be anodized black.

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Next is the plinth which will be CNC'ed. I have to wait a bit until the Haas CNC is free. Until then I have plenty to do including selecting a tone arm. Any suggestions on an arm $2000 or below?
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Old 20th April 2008, 07:07 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Great work!

Look here for arm: http://www.audioorigami.co.uk/ (PU7)

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Old 20th April 2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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Nice, very nice indeed! I'm full of envy! Will be interesting to see what arm you choose to use.
I'm going to start on my own diy tt soon, and I have bought this arm to use on it:

http://adanalog.com/index.php?page=s...mart&Itemid=35

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Old 20th April 2008, 09:29 PM   #4
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Lookin good Killowattski...!

Is it based on a Teres machine?

Get a Rega RB300 arm - you wont be dissapointed.

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Old 21st April 2008, 02:04 AM   #5
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Lookin good Killowattski...!

Is it based on a Teres machine?

Get a Rega RB300 arm - you wont be dissapointed.

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Actually just the bearing is Teres. I was thinking Rega but leaning toward an SME IV. My mind is still not made up yet.
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Old 23rd April 2008, 08:58 PM   #6
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Something Linear? Ladegaard etc?
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Old 26th April 2008, 10:33 AM   #7
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air bearing tonearm" trans-fi terminator " not expensive.
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http://www.trans-fi.com/terminatortonearm.htm
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Old 27th April 2008, 05:07 AM   #8
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Default I now have an arm

Gentlemen,

My lovely wife wanted to surprise me with a "I missed you" present after I came home from a business trip. She went to a local audio store while I was gone and the store happened to be an SME dealer. The salesmen talked her into purchasing an SME IV tone arm for a pretty good penny. I don't want you all to think I am grateful but SME would not have been my first choice. I gave her a big kiss and graciously accepted the gift and it will be mounted on the table when finished. I am very lucky to have married a gal that thinks I am really special.
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Not a bad choice!

-green with envy, on both tone-arm & wife...

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Old 27th April 2008, 02:45 PM   #10
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I think your wife has extremely good taste.

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