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Old 21st March 2011, 01:12 AM   #1
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Go see my YouTube video for the turntable I just finished.YouTube - CABoisvert's Channel

This is a custom turntable I built for my best friend, Dan. Using a 20lb VPI TNT Platter & Bearing, a VPI Motor with a VPI SDS Controller. The Tonearm is a Clearaudio Satisfy with an Audio Technica 12S (for testing only in this video. His permanent cartridge is a Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood Ebony). Anchored to a dead 45lb lead filled and spiked MDF plinth holding an internally damped armboard with a rubberized coating. I think it sounds amazing... but I'm biased!
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Looks very nicely finished, and from what you describe should sound very good indeed.
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Old 25th March 2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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Craig,

Very nice, indeed. Is it coming to the club meeting Sunday?
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Old 25th March 2011, 05:06 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Doug, I'll be there!
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But not the turntable... it weighs too much.
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Lucky friend indeed!
Very nice job! Bet is sounds even better.

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Old 9th June 2012, 10:56 AM   #7
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Greetings I'm interested in building a similar plinth for my VPI TNT v platter / bearing.
Unlike the TNT IV, the V uses a threaded bearing housing.

Can you tell me the best way to construct the plinth using MDF and where to add led shot. Also can the rubberised armboard be purchased from you?

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