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Old 1st January 2007, 05:47 PM   #2
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very cool but i wish they would show whats going on between the 2 platters with their magnetic levitation.
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Old 1st January 2007, 07:48 PM   #3
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I wouldn't know. But it could be hovering, like the Platine Verdier decks.

The deck would have been even cooler if it was mounted on a slab of concrete, or that "Japanese ceramics" used in the Shigaraki series, http://www.sakurasystems.com/products/shigacd.html

I posted a photo of a Japanese homemade tonearm here not long ago. Looks suspiciously like the Tsurube tonearm. Not that I think it's a rip off. An interesting coincidence, or are there other similar stuff going on in Japan we don't get to hear about?

I can't find it now, but I used to have some bookmarks to some really cool Japanese sites, mostly DIY. Maybe they were the ones that disappeared when I reinstalled my PC the last time. I saved the bookmarks. But I believe winrar or winzip did something to the bookmarks with titles in Japanese characters. They just weren't there when I unzipped them.
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all in all interesting........very!

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I posted a photo of a Japanese homemade tonearm
where is that topic?
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Old 1st January 2007, 08:55 PM   #5
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Easier to upload the image.

The arm in question might actually have been inspired by the 47 Labs arm, which in turn looks like an arm Bé Yamamura did once.
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Easier to upload the image.

The arm in question might actually have been inspired by the 47 Labs arm, which in turn looks like an arm Bé Yamamura did once.

yeah......I collected every image I can find on the net (mebbe we can compare what we have )......thinking about that that I have one school-friend ( ages ago) who's father was a clock repair man......so I can ask him one day for few bits'n'pieces ..........and finally make ultimate arm for my 401 and few other spinners I have

anyway-did you tried anything with 47 lab inspired arm making?

besides-are you satisfied with 929 ?
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I have tons of images and schematics on my hdd. Save just about everything.

I never got to use it. Ran into a cheap Ortofon, as in cheaper than eBay. So I sold the 929 to somebody who has an EMT deck. Both by fluke.

I love tonearms, like all vinyl junkies. Why else would an SME 3012 go for more than a Garrard 301? I rarely play mono albums and don't need more than one arm. But I frequently visit eBay just to look at the tonearms there.

I would love to be able to make a tonearm. I don't have the tools. No workshop.
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I have tons of images and schematics on my hdd. Save just about everything.





In fact I meant just on RS-A1 related info.......

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I love tonearms, like all vinyl junkies. Why else would an SME 3012 go for more than a Garrard 301? I rarely play mono albums and don't need more than one arm. But I frequently visit eBay just to look at the tonearms there.
yeah........vinil junkie.........same case with me .......drool is necessary

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I would love to be able to make a tonearm. I don't have the tools. No workshop.
seems to me that you realy don't need uch tool for RS-A1 ........little luck and good eye for parts........mebbe just few visits to nice metal workshop........?
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I posted that late last night, as you know. But, no, I don't have much on the 47 Labs arms. Some on the old one, http://www.sakurasystems.com/articles/rs-a1.html, nothing on the new one.
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I have seen a picture of a RS-A1 DIY copycat somewhere on the web, I just can't find it again , trying every possible (obviously not ) search....
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