Fantastic Turntable Isolators...cheap!

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by DustyOldPile, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. WaynerN

    WaynerN Super Member

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    The pucks are a hard elastomer that goes thud when you hit it (or drop it) so I thought it would be good. I do also have a maple Boos block on top of the pucks that my SL1210MK5 sits on. Seems to work out fairly well.
     
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  2. bobins08

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    One thing I've have seen cause the howl sound is playing music loud, with the dust cover on (especially opened and hinged to the base) and the speakers are close by.
     
  3. tw1st

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    Gotta be Canadian... or from Minnesota.

    Yep, MN.
     
  4. EngineerNate

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    Maybe a moot point with those vibration pads being so cheap, but I was thinking two hockey pucks with a layer of butyl damping material in the middle would work quite well.
     
  5. mhardy6647

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    Apropos of nothing -- eight surplus hockey pucks that I had under the Duplex cabinets for a while have gone missing in the rubble that is my hifi room. If anyone sees 'em in a photo I post, please let me know. They're around here someplace...

    ;)
     
  6. ranf1970

    ranf1970 Aut disce aut discede

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  7. DustyOldPile

    DustyOldPile Vinyl Goddess

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    I have a small home, and dogs that shed, so the dust cover stays on and closed.
     
  8. EngineerNate

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    The whole thing looks fun. It made me think that aside from the spindle bearing, using today's servo motor and rotary encoder technology it'd be really easy to DIY a pretty badass turntable if you were okay with dealing with a fully manual design.

    Spindle wise I'm sure there's ways to fab up something good. It'd just be more work than the electronic side (depending on your skillset of course).

    The real trick would be diy auto-return.
     
  9. DustyOldPile

    DustyOldPile Vinyl Goddess

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    So apparently no one is taking my original post seriously. Your loss.
     
  10. EngineerNate

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    I thought it was a good idea.:)

    Discussion of alternative good ideas doesn't discredit an existing good idea.
     
  11. jgordon

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    I've always wondered: how on earth does one cut a racquetball exactly in half?
     
  12. DustyOldPile

    DustyOldPile Vinyl Goddess

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    It's not brain surgery. There's a seam down the middle, cut along it with a sharp knife. Leave the micrometer in your toolbox.
     
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  13. jgordon

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    Makes sense. My OCD wouldn't allow that approach.
     

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