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Got my first turntable last week (poor picture quality).  Pro-ject Debut Carbon.  Running through the ART DJ II, into Schiit Magni (for now, have a Vali on order), with Grado SR325e's.

 

Trying to figure out a nicer table/storage solution (currently the dining room table is my storage area)

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Man, that looks real nice!

 

Is that an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge?

 

I loves my Ortofon.:D

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I believe that we will have 3D printing turntable kits in 5 years. There is no way we could not make a 10k turntable with the right parts at home for $300.00.




http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2014/09/3-year-old-boy-gets-prosthetic-iron-man-hand/
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Even if you can print yourself a turntable, there will be a lot of elbow grease needed for the post production. 3D printers don't produce the smoothest surfaces.

Might as well cut a block of wood/bambo and make yourself a turntable from it, since a turntable is a precision instrument.

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I'm reading this with my bamboo socks on. Really, I am not joking. Very comfy, like silk. I like the bamboo project, I like experimenting. But Aerolam is nothing like bamboo. Bamboo has aprx the same weight as pine, Aerolam is feather light, like foam. And because of it's light weight is not able to isolate sound below a very high frequency compared to thick woodfibreboard. Those Celestion speakers were like a dipole in the bass. Its just like the new windowframes in my flat where they used a sort of refrigerator-like sandwich material under the windows (1.5mm Al, 30mm pu-foam, 1.5mm Al), the noise is almost the same as sleeping outside!

As much as I like the bamboo TT for ingenuity and the use of stock Ikea materials, it's nothing like that beautiful Dr Feickert! cool.gif Arm ditto. If I only had the money...

2 weeks ago I helped a friend on a independent record label fair and selling 4 crates of my surplus records. Sold spme 50 records for a decent price (EP €3, LP €8). This way the collection I bought pays it's own way leaving me with a good 400 lp's I like for free. But, here's the thing I wanted to share, one of the stands had a recordcutter with him. People were literally standing in line to make a record! The name is a hoot too, in Dutch meaning rek... o darn! (where darn = an expletive of a certain female part).






It had been used on one of the Antilles, very basic portable unit with tube pre-amplifier and 2 inputs.

Great story. And seeing a Rek-O-Kut portable cutter in action !

 

Regarding aerolam; as far as I undersatand it, it is an all aluminium honeycomb structure used in aircraft industry, which was used in Pink Triangle Anniversary turntable (praised to this day for its sound almost inistinguishable from the master tape ) and Celestion sl-600 - and neither of these two could attain the SQ they have if aerolam was as described by you. I guess MANY different options exist - from room insulation version that can be wrapped in spools to thick rigid sheets/slabs, with or without the addition of other materials -  and proper selection for the job at hand is all that really matters..

 

Funny how colour can influence the porception of a turntable; I see Feickert TT "regularly" at the local distributor's - in silver. It left me stone cold - partly due to the fact that never during my visits it was anything but static display - not playback ready. Yet the black one in pictures above looks sooooo more appealing...

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I believe that we will have 3D printing turntable kits in 5 years. There is no way we could not make a 10k turntable with the right parts at home for $300.00.




http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2014/09/3-year-old-boy-gets-prosthetic-iron-man-hand/

Plausible. Which kind of materials are possible for the 3D printer at present ? 

 

I did not mention bamboo out of aesthetic/exotic reasons - materials in an analog turntable are ultimately make or break as far as playback quality is concerned. Man made materials hitherto used for turntables generally lack the damping required. Metal platters/subchassis/etc -  ringing...ing...ring-ing - sounds familiar ?

Acryil and similar is better, but not quite there yet.

 

The reasons behind the above are very well covered here , in Soundsmith's cactus cantilever : http://www.sound-smith.com/cartridges/hyperion.html

 

http://thevinylanachronist.blogspot.com/2011/10/cactus-needles-hyperion-phono-cartridge.html

 

3D cactus platter ?

 

The question remains regarding tolerances etc - and the 3D printers capable of doing it will "slightly" exceed that $ 300 mark... 

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