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Old 1st December 2014, 05:34 AM   #171
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Nah. Post in this one, there are 4 of us now. (Me, SY, jpjones, and you.) It will keep things easy to find and the knowledge not lost to multiple threads.





I opened up the deck and looked at the caps. Nothing more complicated than that.



Advice? Sure -

don't, unless you really need to.



Time for a refinish, methinks.



Wonderful! Take tons of photos, take notes, and post everything here.

Looking forward to seeing it.
Thanks for inviting in! I will be well behind you, so looking to you guys for advice. And to see what your impressions are with your build.

I still have a few days left to finish my amps, but I know some items I want for my turntable with take some time to sort out/order/sketch etc. so I will be working through some of it while I finish the amps.

My friend is partial to the 4points Kuzma. I will probably build in an armboard that could be changed for different length arms, but only for one arm to keep the overall plinth smaller. Planning on about 150lbs total weight.
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Old 1st December 2014, 02:37 PM   #172
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It depends on the compliance of the cartridge you choose to use.
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Old 1st December 2014, 05:45 PM   #173
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Yes, cartridge compliance is very important when considering the tonearm, no question.

But it has nothing to do with inertia and moment of inertia.
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Old 1st December 2014, 09:18 PM   #174
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It does indirectly.... a heavier arm will have more of both irrespective of length. But why won't you want *more* inertia for a massive cartridge, like say an SPU?
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IMO, 12" arms are overrated - the advantage is tracking error is outweighed by the disadvantage in overall mass and inertia.
Very true I can have any arm(s) I want but chose a 9" SME V for stereo and a SME 309 for mono. I'll wait for Jim to reveal how to re-finish the chassis before moving them over from my Model 10, can't wait !!

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I'm thinking powder coat. I have a close friend visiting this weekend; she is the top product development person for the powder coating division of a major paint company and she may have some ideas (or warnings!). My goals are both appearance and any energy dissipation I can manage.
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Old 2nd December 2014, 10:39 AM   #177
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Not sure if this will work or how durable it would be.
Sound reducing paint
May be inside of chassis can be painted with it and outer side powder coat or anodized or plated.
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Having SP10 mkII with all electronics moved outboard and connected via a loom lead, I can say with total confidence that the subjective experience is enormously improved. This mod I believe to be mandatory and a first to accomplish before getting worried about anything else (provided that the unit is basically up to spec).

I attach a poor picture of the now outboard power supply. I sent the whole unit to an expert who is finding difficulty in being able to return it to me so (UK readers will know what I mean!), I cannot supply pics of the latest set up - it is intended to ditch the top-plate in its entirety and to mount the motor and platter only in a purpose built plinth.
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Having SP10 mkII with all electronics moved outboard and connected via a loom lead, I can say with total confidence that the subjective experience is enormously improved. This mod I believe to be mandatory and a first to accomplish before getting worried about anything else (provided that the unit is basically up to spec).

I attach a poor picture of the now outboard power supply. I sent the whole unit to an expert who is finding difficulty in being able to return it to me so (UK readers will know what I mean!), I cannot supply pics of the latest set up - it is intended to ditch the top-plate in its entirety and to mount the motor and platter only in a purpose built plinth.
Building a new plinth, only carrying over the motor and platter, and moving all the electronics into a new chassis is also my goal.

Very interested in any information and photos you can provide. I can only assume increasing the length of the interconnecting wire loom requires some modifications to the electronics? Or is there enough adjustment built in to compensate?
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Old 3rd December 2014, 03:49 AM   #180
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I'm not sure why outboarding the electronics would do anything for you. Please explain.
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