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I must confess, I don't know what that is.

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That's the table that uses beluga sturgeon caviar for added weight.  Caspian 1200 I think it's called.

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I must confess, I don't know what that is.

http://blog.audiogon.com/2012/10/05/audiogon-featured-audiophile-october-2012-kellyp/

 

 

 

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That's the table that uses beluga sturgeon caviar for added weight.  Caspian 1200 I think it's called.

:floatsmile:

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That's the table that uses beluga sturgeon caviar for added weight.  Caspian 1200 I think it's called.

:floatsmile:


And it smells ALL NIGHT LONG!

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I figured out it is lead shot and it is upside down. And plumbing indicated something with pressure or/and vacuum.

 

But why, after going to these lenght, "destroy" dampening of sand and lead shot by tar is beyond me. It is a one of labour of love, so why not going that extra mile and simply sealing each (or group) of lead/sand shot by another layer of wood ? Otherwise, GREAT table for the ET2 !

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And it smells ALL NIGHT LONG!

THE smell I associate with audio is the smell of the Infinity speakers - from about 1978 or so period .  Although they did in all those years loose some of it, I can still smell it and will usually identify their presence before seeing or hearing them. 

 

Funny - otherwise my smell perception approximates - zero !

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I thought it was supposed to be something portable. biggrin.gif

I worked in a plastic factory once (R&D) where they made parts for crash test dummies. They used something similar for certain parts; flexible +weight approximating human tissue. But they used silicone rubber. To bad I couldn't take some spares, they were very labour intensive to make.

I got some good SAX today at a bargain price... 12GBP for 3x cool.gif
They are Columbia 3rd Ed magic notes of Klemperer Mozart Symphonies 35 - 41: 3 Stereo LPs. And to celebrate I went to 2 2ndH stores and found 2 great Decca SXL's and and 3 EMI/Columbia/Electrola's. And some other 'classics'; EW&F I am and Supertramp Crime ot Century, all in really excellent condition and at €1/pc. These are to make someone else happy (and me some $) since I already own some nice copies. But the classics are sort of a byproduct from downloading all those great classic albums. First because I like the recordings better on LP, second because I like the original coverart, and also to sort of justify the downloads. Oh, and I forgot the smell of old cardboard that I connect to the nostalgic memory of Christmas.
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I figured out it is lead shot and it is upside down. And plumbing indicated something with pressure or/and vacuum.

But why, after going to these lenght, "destroy" dampening of sand and lead shot by tar is beyond me. It is a one of labour of love, so why not going that extra mile and simply sealing each (or group) of lead/sand shot by another layer of wood ? Otherwise, GREAT table for the ET2 !


The only thing that bugged me was how, when finished the whole system was placed on a ten inch wide rail in the middle of the house. Maybe a controlled environment but still, with that odd time a drunk contractor comes over to do some home improvements with that work belt flying around?eek.gif

For whatever reason I could not look at the picture? Guess I love audio gear?
Edited by Redcarmoose - Yesterday at 7:24 pm
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The only thing that bugged me was how, when finished the whole system was placed on a ten inch wide rail in the middle of the house. Maybe a controlled environment but still, with that odd time a drunk contractor comes over to do some home improvements with that work belt flying around?eek.gif

For whatever reason I could not look at the picture? Guess I love audio gear?

Well, you can't have everything :rolleyes:.

 

The first "accessory" invisible in the photo ( just a couple of cm/inch ) would be a person standing/seating there on 24/7, 366/y basis - who would be authorized to use 

minimum required force for the home improvement guys and particularly the greatest nemesis of them all, The Cleaning Lady , to never come closer than say a meter to the TT. I like the stylus guard incorporated to the TT's plinth - with the ET2 sticking beyond the footprint of the plinth (made about the smallest reasonably possible within the given idea, a VERY good design ), the first "guard" of the TT is the stylus - and if that is mounted to the nude cartridge ...

 

I realize placing the TT on a relatively too shallow "support" was chosen because it is most probably a solid brick construction. Once upon a time, many many full moons ago, I did get to see why audiophiles are sometimes called Audio Maniacs in Japan; the TT was sitting on a solid concrete pillar of approx 1 meter diameter

( could be a bit or not so bit more or less - it IS over 3 decades I have seen the photo ! ) - going all the way to the foundation of the house, with cut -out in the floor/ceiling of all  the floors between the foundation and top floor of the house where the "he-man cave" was situated. So no vibration other than that of the greatest seismic masses of them all, The Earth, could reach the TT.

 

There are , obviously, many levels till one achieves " Audio Maniac with VHS Metal Tape Belt & ton+ heavy solid base for the TT "  supreme level :tongue: .

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I used to get import audiophile magazines from Japan, just for the pictures. There the guy could take over the house in the quest of audio perfection. 50 foot horns that were 10 feet by 10 feet square pointing down from the ceiling and literally the ceiling of the house.


Giant arrays of 12 inch bass drivers all wired up and siting on the floor atop marble slabs completely boxless. 45 foot racks of gear going from one end of the room to the other.


I used to stare at the photos with eyes as big as coke bottle bottoms.eek.gif
Edited by Redcarmoose - Today at 5:09 am
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I had a nice time at the RMAF show with Mat & Jane from VPI. Loving my Scout 1.1!

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Redcarmoose, that looks impressive. What am I saying, it IS impressive. And what is the first this I notice?... the great joint in the woodwork of the airpressuredistributorbox (is that a great word for scrabble?). And the second, like Analogsurviver said ^: the arm...redface.gif

Oh my. Dr Murphy is not going to be happy about that. An accident waiting to happen, stylusguard or not. The stem of the arm is just the wrong way around (the little man is holding out its left arm instead of his right), or the mounting hole for the arm is in the wrong place (left, rear). Is there only one mounting position for the arm? This reminds me of a school engineeringproject: everything is so thought out and over-engineered (aiming for the A+! summa cum laude) only to discover in the end: "Oops. Well maybe I should have thought of that before" and 'solve' the problem with a guard made of wire.
Another personal preference; I would not place such a heavy solid looking TT on a tray on spikes. Now you have 1 solid piece/eyecatcher on a flimsy 3/4" plywood board on a thin 3/4"marble slab. Those parts are hardly nescessary and distract attention. I would just place it slab dab on the wall/shelf. Or make a fat plump base following the outline of the TT-base that fits over the wall. Simplicity is the signature of the master.

I made a quick mockup to explain what I mean. I don't know if it's at all possible to do this (in any easy way). You would need to turn the arm countercw a bit but I can't draw this in 3D.


Something else... Why are those four elephants on the corners not carrying anything? biggrin.gif
Edited by ]eep - Today at 9:31 am
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Nice shirt longboobbs!

 

I wonder if there's stairs on the other side of the white wall.  That'd be scary.

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