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Old 6th February 2004, 09:13 AM   #1
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Default Magnetic suspension for Cd player


I stumbled across this by misstake. Magnetic suspension for a CD player.
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If my eyes are not mistaken, I think it´s only using magnetics as vertical suspension. Looks like it uses some kind of guidelines so it won´t "fall" of.
I think there are better ways than magnetics anyway
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Old 7th February 2004, 04:08 AM   #4
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This tends to come up again and again.
Of course it has guidelines. Earnshaw's theorem: it is not possible to achieve static levitation using any combination of fixed magnets and electric charges.
So, you either need an active system (i.e. the levitating spinning top or electromagnet with feedback system), quantum effects (i.e. an object put on a table levitates a tiny amount over it instead of passing through the table), or diamagnetic levitation (the only practical way to get sufficient effect is to use a superconductor as the diamagnetic material).
Finally, magnetic levitation won't prevent, and worse, won't damp any vibrations from the air (sound).
Do vibration isolation the way it's done in labs -- I've seen a confocal (laser scanning) microscope setup using a heavy marble base, lots of sand, and pneumatic dampers.
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something similar it the Relaxa-1 table. You can find some review http://www.tnt-audio.com/accessories/relaxa1_e.html
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Old 7th February 2004, 08:24 PM   #6
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What strikes me about this design is that black plastic cover is flush with aluminum block. If this is the case, handling CD is very difficult as there is not enough clearance for the fingers to get hold of the edge of the disk.

Otherwise seems like an interesting approach.
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yes it would be but it looks nice
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Old 7th February 2004, 10:29 PM   #8
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what about the cd's being a little of centered and wobbleing and or the bottem getting scratched..
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Old 7th February 2004, 10:32 PM   #9
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If the CD is wobbling that much you'll have big problems regardless.
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Old 7th February 2004, 10:45 PM   #10
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As long as aluminum part is not higher than the plastic lens protecting cover, the CD has no way to touch anything, unless of course you were using it for other purposes previously
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