The Wonderful World of Turntable Design AKA: Dave's Fugly World Of TT Wank


#2036

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#2037

Yeah, I’m sycamore of it…


#2038


#2039

“If I had to design a turntable for Braun”

They would probably shit themselves laughing at that effort.


#2040

Sansui SR 222 mk 4 turntable.


#2041

While over at ETF several people mentioned the material Paperstone, particularly as a plinth material.
https://paperstoneproducts.net/wordpress/

Indeed the turntable they were using in the main hall had a plinth made from it

as did the Fairchild turntables belonging to the Fairchild afficionado I was talking to. Or at least he’d had plinths made from it.

It seems like a sort of corian type material only made from paper & resin. Did seem pretty solid & inert. Mostly used in the US for kitchen work tops or work surfaces.

Has anyone here come across it?


#2042

I’ve not even heard of Paperstone, but it seems you can get worktops in the UK made from it.

http://www.originalwoodtops.co.uk/paperstone.html

Nice to see they borrowed JB’s cartridge adjustment hammer though.


#2043

Weren’t Trabants made of something similar?


#2044

Meh, just another name for papier mache.


#2045

Similar to phenolic type materials. Should be inherently well damped.


#2046

Like panzerholz with paper replacing the plywood element I presume? Inject resin, compress, cook, cool?


#2047

Does anyone know what “high density polymer” Thomas Schick uses for his turntable plinth?


#2048

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Looks expensive.


#2049

It was at Munich, last year.


#2050

I missed it. Saw a version the year before.


#2051

Silbatone room. You must have seen/heard it, Dave.


#2052

I heard the old Gray turntable that Frank Schroeder was playing. I was only there a couple of times.


#2053

I was in a kitchen showroom the other day and there was all sorts of new (to me) manmade work surfaces, going from HD coloured mdf type to hard stone/quartz stuff. As a fan of Corian it all looked very interesting, but expensive.

I’ve costed Panzar and it’s too much, getting roundtuit a MU25 (Beech ply) plinth for 301, it’s taking a big bag of popcorn!


#2054

I’ve been thinking about using some of this internally (Motor area) https://www.getzner.com/en/products/sylomer Sylomer is used in the Vox olympians…Along with this https://www.theplasticshop.co.uk/delrin-sheet-10mm-12mm-16mm-20mm-25mm-30mm-40mm-50mm-thick.html inside a timber frame.
Years ago I picked up a polystyrene (Internal cut outs) inside a plaster frame (Just under a foot thick on the arm side) veneered plinth - it is in many ways a the best vintage plinth I’ve heard it was also deceptively heavy!


#2055

Surprised Dave missed this one. Polaris.