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reyrios 18th April 2010 05:26 PM

new plinth for rega planar 2
 
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...23/justMDF.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...routerwork.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1.../terminado.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...gturntable.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...turntable2.jpg

I know how some folks around here feel about messing with the low mass concept from rega,well, I had always think that the reason for rega to make those pliths so cheap is to save a buck, here it is my own plinth,(3) 3/4 MDF boards glued together, besides, that the dimensions remain the same, How doe sit sound? I like to think that much better than before.

Nanook 19th April 2010 04:54 AM

nice, but how does it sound?
 
as the title says....

MDF is nasty stuff, and is quite heavy as well. This goes completely against Rega's concept regarding massive plinths...

Nanook 19th April 2010 06:18 AM

nice, but how does it sound?
 
as the title says....

MDF is nasty stuff, and is quite heavy as well. This goes completely against Rega's concept regarding massive plinths...

sq225917 19th April 2010 06:27 PM

yeh, but it does sound better. next step is rebuild it using butchers block, that sounds better again.

Nanook 19th April 2010 09:52 PM

butcher block better yet...
 
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sq225917: Yes! But I have used a bamboo chopping block to good effect with a Connoisseur BD-2 :)

graeme uk 29th April 2010 06:39 PM

Rega use light weight, so as to push the resonant frequency up (and no doubt keep costs down ;))

eldarvanyar 22nd August 2010 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reyrios (Post 2158103)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...23/justMDF.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...routerwork.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1.../terminado.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...gturntable.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...turntable2.jpg

I know how some folks around here feel about messing with the low mass concept from rega,well, I had always think that the reason for rega to make those pliths so cheap is to save a buck, here it is my own plinth,(3) 3/4 MDF boards glued together, besides, that the dimensions remain the same, How doe sit sound? I like to think that much better than before.

Hi I am thinking of doing the same, can you post the dimensions of the plinth and the holes and diameters?

Thanke

sq225917 23rd August 2010 06:52 AM

The low mass, fast energy propagation is a valid design choice, the fact it is inexpensive is a not un-lwelcome bonus. ;-)

pmonti 14th September 2010 12:50 PM

Hello!!!, im newby!!! somebody can give me dimmensions to build my Rega plinth. I have one Permotec Motor, Rega Bearings and pulley plate, and RB-250 Goldring Arm, now i need the distances to mount the Arm and Motor. Thanks in advance...

Nanook 14th September 2010 01:27 PM

no dimensions, but an alternative ....
 
to my arch-nemesis MDF.

Baltic Birch or Applewood ply is approximately the same mass, but are "constrained" layer types.

I found some "clearance " Bamboo cutting boards locally that are going to be made into a plinth, these ones are only 3/4" thick so I will glue them up...


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