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Ciampa
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RX-5000 Thread tension.
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Good anoon everyone,I am currently running an RY-5500/RX-5000 trough aramid thread. Was wondering wht wd be the ideal thread tension for the system. Wd it be better being tight or loose ? Both cases I get constant platter speed, my question is more related to the sonic performance of the system. Wd I be better off using a rubber belt instead ? Wht's yr experiences ?Tks/rgds Ciampa.
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Romy the Cat


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Nothing will hurt those Micro Seiki
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 Ciampa wrote:
Good anoon everyone,I am currently running an RY-5500/RX-5000 trough aramid thread. Was wondering wht wd be the ideal thread tension for the system. Wd it be better being tight or loose ? Both cases I get constant platter speed, my question is more related to the sonic performance of the system. Wd I be better off using a rubber belt instead ? Wht's yr experiences ?Tks/rgds Ciampa.

Ciampa, in my experience there is absolutely nothing that changes sound on large Micro tables. I did not make those experiments with my RX-5000 but I made them with RX-8000. Whatever I used, from magnetic tape to threads and different types of belts with different tension still gave me the same basic results.

I use light, flat rubber belt without notches. I run it not normally but in the indentation of the platter. I tent to run it relatively loose, the advancing side of the pulley shall not “hang” but to have very-very minute sag. I see no sonic advantages in it but there are some practical advantages: sometimes (more than a few times unfortunatly) I turn air suspension off but forgot to turn the motor off. In this case if the tension too high then I might burn the motor. In my case, since the belt is not too hard on the pulley the pulley can turn and split. Running like this for a day the motor get hot but it did not experience a catastrophic failure.  Do not ask me why I did not synchronize the air pump with motor switch. It is in my list to do for 10 years….

The caT


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Ciampa
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Thread tension & stuff.
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Tnks Romy, as a matter of facts I cant hear sensible differences either... Wd eventually immagine that the tighter the thread, the worst for motor shaft. If I can take the chance of hving yr advise, wd ask about possible improvement in using a vibraplane under both motor and platter. Time being
the motor is on 4 Audio Technica feet AT605 and the platter on 4 graphite blocks and the result is quite good.

Herewith a picture for you
http://gallery.me.com/lgarofalo/100069/Micro5000/web.jpg

Tks/rgds

Ciampa.
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Romy the Cat


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You use wrong methodological logic
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 Ciampa wrote:
I can take the chance of hving yr advise, wd ask about possible improvement in using a vibraplane under both motor and platter. Time being
the motor is on 4 Audio Technica feet AT605 and the platter on 4 graphite blocks and the result is quite good.
Ciampa,

you use a wrong logic trying to solicit advice about Vibraplan. You need to read my site more, starting from this:

http://www.romythecat.com/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=432

The point that I am trying to make is that improvements are not abstract commodity but answers to your very specific frustrations. What specific problem you have with Sound and in what direction you would like to take it? Only after you define it for yourself than, and ONLY then, you might question if Vibraplan, or any other platform support devise would do it for you. Any other solicitation of advise is asking a water in a restaurant if the food any good in here. These logic does woks well only if you have no specific excitations in sound or in food….

The caT


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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