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Old 18th April 2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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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.
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Default 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...
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Default 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...
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yeh, but it does sound better. next step is rebuild it using butchers block, that sounds better again.
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Default butcher block better yet...

sq225917: Yes! But I have used a bamboo chopping block to good effect with a Connoisseur BD-2
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Old 29th April 2010, 07:39 PM   #6
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Rega use light weight, so as to push the resonant frequency up (and no doubt keep costs down )
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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?

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