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Old 19th February 2018, 03:19 AM   #1
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Default Teres platter options

I have a Teres table w/ a Verus motor and a solid acrylic platter. I love my table, but I’d love it more if I could experiment with other platter options. I’m not willing to mod my existing 3” platter. Has anyone machined a platter for a Teres bearing (of late)? I’d like to try a platter with much more mass (yet still looks “high-end”).

I don’t frequent this forum much - I’m generally found at the ‘gon or AudioCircle. If anyone stumbles on this post and has suggestions feel to hit me at nrenter (at) alumni (dot) northwestern (dot) edu.

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Old 22nd February 2018, 12:37 PM   #2
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Hi Nicholas
Please keep this thread updated, I have a teres bearing and parts to build a nice turntable.
Was always wanting to utilize a slate plinth for the base with a delrin platter

Look forward to hopefully seeing what folks on here recommend
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Old 23rd February 2018, 01:10 AM   #3
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I’d love to get my hands on a lead-loaded delrin platter. I’ve been searching options for a while...I’m not expecting to get lucky, but that’s not going to stop me from trying.
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Old 23rd February 2018, 02:55 AM   #4
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Hi, May be able to help hear, as I am a turner in NZ & my boss kindly allows me to do homers in my own time. I am currently developing an outer-platter ring made from Corrian, as far as I know that is the same as Delrin but just another brand.
Can you send a drawing/sketch of what you require, should be able to do something for under $300. Cheers Harold
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Old 23rd February 2018, 04:11 AM   #5
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I am currently developing an outer-platter ring made from Corrian, as far as I know that is the same as Delrin but just another brand.
They are both made from different polymers. Not the same at all.

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Old 23rd February 2018, 02:02 PM   #6
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I built 4 different platters for teres and red point bearings. The 2 I liked the best are lead loaded aluminum at 32lbs and 38 lbs. I am also using PVC mats one with lead sheet sandwich.

I did not use acrylic but had the red point PVC platter. The heavier aluminum lead stood out in 3 areas. Drive/dynamics, pitch, and decay. I needed the money or I would have lead loaded the PVC for another comparison. It only weighed in at 16lbs. Met Chris at a show and we had a long talk. He stated weight is your friend with belt drive platters.

If you can build electronics, look on this site and get a sgt4 kit. Bill even has a motor and amp thread too. Run mylar tape 1/2 / 3/4 or 1 inch.

Here are the 2 platters I am using now.

Enjoy the ride
Tom
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Old 23rd February 2018, 07:27 PM   #7
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I had a Teres 255 (monkey wood plinth, lead-loaded platter, belt drive) back in the day. However, grad school in 2005 forced a sale of that beauty. When I got back into the game (2007-ish), Chris put together a package for me that I couldn't refuse - cocobolo plinth, solid acrylic platter and a Verus motor. He didn't have any lead-loaded (or derlin or wood) remaining. So, I took what I could get and was thrilled to be (again) part of the Teres family.

If you ever get inspired to craft a 3" platter for the Teres bearing, keep me in mind. For my aesthetic it would be cool to have the aluminum platter power coated black.
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Old 23rd February 2018, 08:14 PM   #8
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Here are the 2 platters I am using now.
Wow, that's quite the rig. You make the arms?

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Old 24th February 2018, 02:04 AM   #9
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Those are my arms. They are around 12.5 inches. They are Jewel unipivot with oil damping. Tried alum, carbon fiber, and various wood arm tubes. Wood won the fight in my system. Still playing with different woods.

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Old 24th February 2018, 10:02 AM   #10
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Wow some great posts and ideas...

Those lead loaded aluminium platters look the business, would love to procure one of them... Tom you wouldn't happen to have the drawings or schematics you would be happy to share?? Might try and find someone here in Aus to make something similar

Harold, you wouldn't happen to be able to get delrin from a supplier over there in new Zealand?? Although from my limited reading machining delrin is quite a specialised process???
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