Originally Posted by ]eep
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!
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...