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In the Forum: Analog Playback
In the Thread: Ultimate Turntable
Post Subject: Hot to go goose-hunting with a thermonuclear bombPosted by Romy the Cat on: 2/26/2008


I have no experience on the subject. I heard many contradictory theories from various people about “how the plinth should be done” and “how the platter should be done”, including the materials, the mass ratio, that mass allocation and so on and on. I do not know if they right or wrong - I never made any TTs and have no my own judgment on the constriction techniques. My entire idea of an “ultimate turntable” was to flood the problem with mass. As soon all economic issues go away and a TT introduces very large mass then all “little rules” that are “in play” in light turntables become to be out of influence. If you have properly suspended >150 pounds platter then all know to TT’ platters  problems juts become not applicable, similar that all “wisdom” with belt, roles, slipping, stability and so o on just become not applicable. I certainly do not say that it is imposable to make a light TT to sound right but … it require knowledge, paying attention to what you do and to fiddle with “little things”. Where do you see it is possible?  The TT companies manufacture not “TT for sound” but “products for sale”. In this environment I feel to go for TT enormous mass and enormous mass inertia are the good, and secure directions to go in order do not worry about anything else.


in your proposal of “arbitrary speed deviations” what would be a criterion for the “arbitration”. I wonder what algorithm your DSP would execute in order to detect that the “speed irregularities of tape recorders and cutting machines” took place?  It is not that I feel that it is ever necessary but I wonder what your ideas were all about, If it was not a joke of course….

Rgs, Romy the Cat

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