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Ladegaard tonearm - the real DIY winner
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Old 31st December 2007, 02:05 PM   #81
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Thi was " in the air" a few years ago...
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Old 1st January 2008, 05:48 AM   #82
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Default for tubing I was commenting on...

... the actual metal tubes , as per the post made by AuroraB

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1/4"OD to fit into 5/16" ID.

of course the link made by AuroraB is a complete solved solution. I wonder if any have had an idea o check the costs...


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Old 1st January 2008, 01:08 PM   #83
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The Ladegaard looks like an elegant solution, bearing in mind that DIY can also look this way:
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Old 1st January 2008, 01:44 PM   #84
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For those interested, - the price mentioned earlier, was appx 240$ for the air bearing combo.
It is discussed in this post

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Old 1st January 2008, 10:23 PM   #85
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AFAIK, that TT in acrylic was at a high end show in Munich (can you imagine moving that thing!) and uses a linear tracking arm that floats in a bath of water. To adjust VTA, you add more or less water!

Actually seems like a pretty neat idea!

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Old 2nd January 2008, 01:28 AM   #86
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Somewhat borig, only playing "Water Music" ?
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Old 2nd January 2008, 05:21 AM   #87
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Do you think cloning this would be within reach for a DIYer?
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Yes. I own that model, Clearaudio Tangent, and I've been thinking about it just for kicks, not that I need to.

FWIW, I've never had a problem since owning it years back.
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Old 6th March 2008, 12:51 PM   #89
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Smile Another Ladegaard floating

Hi All,
I now have my first prototype arm working! Thanks to Kvap9 for all the advice.
It's just sat next to my TD321 for now, but i have started my own TT based on some leftover walnut for the plinth, the Algar_emi / Mark Kelly dc motor kit and a VPI scout bearing and platter.

First impressions are very good, but i wanted to get some advice on what to try next.
I used some carbon for the tube and a cheap headshell glued to the end, see photo. I soldered the earth wire to the p mount connector on the headshell, but the hum is terrible when connected. What is the correct point to connect earth?
eventually i want to use an arm made from walnut and be one piece.
I was going to use an empty 1ltr plastic bottle for the surge tank, is this ok, or does it need to be very stiff?
Any other advice will be most welcome
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This is what i hope to achieve!
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