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Old 6th July 2002, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default which turntable is good for parts ?

I am looking around to buy an old turn table to make my own DIY turn table.
What old models would be suitable to get motors and platters from ?
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Old 7th July 2002, 01:19 PM   #2
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would be a waste, maybe you find an old Micro Seiki, they had bearings worth of re-using. But then, you have to turn the conical bore into the platter of your choice; i doubt you'll like the ringy alu platter from Micro.

Why not order a platter / bearing from Thomas Scheu? www.scheu-analog.de if i remember right.

Quite another suggestion: you use the valve cartridge (bushing and piston ) of a hydraulic valve as platter bearing; the gap between piston and bushing is just as you need it and more precise than needed. Of course, the pieces have to be modified, turned and milled, to allow a trust plate to be built in.

And have yourself a platter made from vinyl / PVC (maybe you glue it together from old vinyl records?) and have a mechanic cut you a center hole apropriate for the valve cartridge's outer dimensions.
PVC comes black and grey and red in plates up to 50mm thickness.

Motor: i know a local surplus shop which has maxon motors cheap, heaps of them. Just what you need. And i have pulleys made for them soon as i need them myself and as another member asked me for them.
LM317 or L200 series reg for power supply and there you go.

But honestly, if you are new in mechanical DIY, better order a Scheu. Success and satisfaction guaranteed.
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I am not in mechanics so much, so machining anything would be almost impossible at this moment.
A ready platter and bearing I guess is a good idea.
A motor would be nice to find for cheaper if you had somehting to suggest.
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Do you recomend the RB 250 or RB 300 from rega asa tone arm ?
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Old 8th July 2002, 11:18 AM   #5
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The Rega arms are a good start, but not expect to much from it. It is not the arm to guide an adult LO MC cartridge along, not stiff enough.

Ask hifidaddy which modifcation kit to prefer. He knows, he tried them all.
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