The Wonderful World of Turntable Design


#421

I would take it back and get that seen too or swapped it will only get worse.


#422

I wouldn’t be surprised if its normal, but yes i am going to check.


#423

Does the brake pot need adjusting or have you already tried that?


#424

OK. We have now reached the zenith, the pinnacle, the apex of turntable design. The Garrard 2000 autochanger. A veritable Vauxhall Astra of a turntable.

I’ve spent most of today getting the autochange mech to work (fairly) reliably. The sound quality on the video is unspeakable. I mostly took it just to show that some kind of sound does come out. I really don’t like working on radiograms. But I like working on autochangers even less.

VB


#425

Whilst looking for reviews before buying the Basis turntable there was one which mentioned drag against the bearing, when measuring the time to stop the platter. I can’t find it now but he spoke to Mr Conti who mentioned something about motors being like children (or something like that) and giving them something to do.


#426

JC Verdier also had a similar view so despite easing the vertical load from the platter with magnets he also introduced some drag.


#427

I got that wrong actually. Before I saw the Basis I was thinking about a Feickert Woodpecker. It was actually about the Woodpecker turntable from this review: http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/feickert_woodpecker_e.html

No wonder I couldn’t find it at first! Still, very interesting.


#428

How’s the Basis doing? Did you choose an arm for it?


#429

It’s not doing anything at the moment. I haven’t got the money for an arm or phono just now and still need to get the cart fixed, actually a SUT also. I’ve been taking years to put this system together and just went for it as it seemed a good price for an interesting TT.

I’ll get there eventually. So many parts of my life costing money right now. I also got a penalty for using a certain road on the way back from Kent, £70 ffs.

Sometimes I wish I hadn’t noticed Hi-Fi forums…


#430

Which model is it, Paul?


#431

Debut Gold Standard. There was a Signature or something on ebay but that was way out of my reach.


#432

:+1:


#433

Nice. :heart_eyes:


#434

New Turntable by Thomas Schick.


#435

Looks more like a singer sewing machine to me.


#436

Which model?


#437

Some very imaginative design aesthetics.


#438

One with all the white plastic and dials.

Looks just like out old Singer!


#439

Yes it does look odd. Never seen one before, I thought it was a kid’s toy.


#440

Is it a 4HF ? If so they are much loved in the dub reggae community (bizarrely I am not joking)

VB