Turntable Dust Cover: Up Or Down

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by Nightwisher, Jul 6, 2016.

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Turntable Dust Cover Position?

  1. Up

  2. Down

  3. It Depends

  4. Don't Have One

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  1. olson_jr

    olson_jr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Funny, I was just looking at the crates of vinyls I still have in the basement so I guess that term would have to be reconverted.

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  2. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier

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    ...or enough to fund an upgrade on the digital side if sold. ;)
     
  3. justjed2

    justjed2 Active Member

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    Depending on humidity and ambient dust levels, it's either down or off for me
     
  4. SpinninAgain

    SpinninAgain Member

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    Down on all three being used.
    Because they don't need up to play.
     
  5. timmy.timmy

    timmy.timmy New Member

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    OFF !

    And hung on the wall close by. Since I have a dust cover again that is. Can't vote for the pole though... The last TT that had hinges where never screwed on.

    Now with my DIY solid wood plinth, I bought me one of these rather simple plexiglass sheet bent to rest on the platter and over the tonearm onto the plinth.

    This prevent the dust to cover the record matt while the TT is at rest and allows to hung over my en-lengthen tonearm both on the headshell side and on the counterweight.

    To my eyes they where always as ugly as the veggie box from the fridge and as a 45 swift swapper on a revolving platter they were always in the way even when sitting "up".
     
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  6. restorer-john

    restorer-john Addicted Member

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    The other key thing to consider is whether your turntable is level with the lid up or down. Lids are quite heavy and when raised, lid mass is concentrated on the rear feet, when lowered, the mass is spread more evenly. If you level your deck with the lid up and play it with the lid down- it won't be level...
     

     

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  7. Gibsonian

    Gibsonian Super Member

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    Off when playing. It transfers sound waves quite well to table.
     
  8. MCS3233

    MCS3233 New Member

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    My Pioneer cover is broken. THe Sony doesn't give you the option as it slides in and out of the unit.
     
  9. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    Up with the SL 1401, but the wacky SL QL1 linear tracker REFUSES to play unless the cover is down!! o_O:D
     
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  10. lbls1

    lbls1 Active Member

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    Cover is up when I'm playing it, and down when its off. I want to see the action firsthand.
     
  11. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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    Due to the cat, dust cover down
     

     

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