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Old 25th May 2004, 01:52 PM   #11
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Raka, I have a doubt on what you made.
You rewired the arm.
But does that wire go all the way to your phono pre?
Or you've just rewired the arm?
You must have shielded wire from your TT to your pre, or else you'll have plenty of noise.
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Old 25th May 2004, 02:06 PM   #12
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I rewired all the internal wire up to two RCAs I fitted in the tt. In the future I'll rewire until the preamp, but have to think how to make this without disturbing the suspension.
Yes, it's of course shielded, and as you can check in previous posts, there was something wrong with a interconnect cable (shielded). Now is noise almost free and sounds very good to my ears. I have to build another pair of interconnects, and listen again to the Firebird suite by Antal.
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Old 25th May 2004, 02:48 PM   #13
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Last night i heard Neil Young - unpluged.
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Old 25th May 2004, 04:36 PM   #14
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Unplugged? Are you going to say that your turntable sounds good when unplugged?
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Old 29th May 2004, 05:19 PM   #16
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Raka: Am glad you found the solution to your hum problem. I have been curious since you first posted and will keep it it mind as I start to play with my phono setup.

A little off topic, but I think Carlos raises a good point about DD tables, if you don't mind my interjecting. I have a Technics SL-110 that came armless and through lots of searching for other tables and arms, cannot justify switching when high prices are involved. The technics is a cast solid piece of metal that is just built heavy and solid, with a motor screwed onto all that mass for dampening.
Ain't no plinths or wobbly suspensions here,..not that the table wouldn't benefit from an isolation stand however. The speed adjustment takes a bit to warm up, but seems stable with the strobe shortly. After much looking around, I think I'm just going to update the electronics with better components and add some machined metal to really beef it up, such as making the arm board out of solid steel. Forget all the dainty and exotic materials and methods, mass is where it's at for all I care. That principle really hit home when I lived in the machine shop world for awhile.
The bigger, more massive the equipment was, the better cut that resulted. It's what I looked for when buying "lighter duty" equipment for my home shop. If you don't want vibration, don't let it occur to begin with is my philosophy. Yeah, it's all controversial and very subject to debate, but it's just the way I see it. It took awhile for me to come to this conclusion since it's very easy to get taken up with all the hype out there.
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Old 29th May 2004, 08:09 PM   #17
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I've been working on my ps, and sound is very good, don't if as good as a good DD, but good enough (did I say this?) for me.
Not that I want to enter a DD vs BD, I couldn't because I've never listened to a DD.
About the mass, I'm thinking about rebuilding the plinth, with dense wood,but I don't have too much time as leftovers from my music studies (now working on the Choral Fantasy)
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Old 29th May 2004, 08:37 PM   #18
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Discussing low / high mass design design in the same sentence
as belt drive / direct drive is utterly and completely pointless.

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Old 29th May 2004, 10:56 PM   #19
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Yeah, it's all controversial and very subject to debate, but it's just the way I see it. It took awhile for me to come to this conclusion since it's very easy to get taken up with all the hype out there.
Amen.


Raka, you've just finished the PSU.
Take your time now, enjoy the music.
One of these days you'll gain some courage (and time) to make the plinth.
I expect a Stradivarius-type masterpiece.
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Old 30th May 2004, 12:03 PM   #20
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One of these days you'll gain some courage (and time) to make the plinth.
I expect a Stradivarius-type masterpiece.
A high mass plinth will have surprisingly little effect on
the sound of a high Q (no foam in the springs) suspended
subchassis design. Should look nice though.......

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