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In the Forum: Analog Playback
In the Thread: Ultimate Turntable
Post Subject: Co-equal tasksPosted by Paul S on: 2/27/2008
Guy, I have used a Technics DD and thought about the lathe/DD connection.  Then I thought about the idea of various transducers, from microphone to cutter, to stylus and speaker, and I wonder if TT/lathe is a similar case, where similar function is not co-equality.

Wouldn't all the mass so far outboard from the motor shaft make for an expensive solution, both in terms of support and speed control, where it seems at first glance to be a case of the tail wagging the dog?  Sure it could be done, but how well, in terms of LP playback, and at what cost?

I'm very suspicious of DSP, or any kind of feedback-type speed control, by the way, if only because it seems superfluous in view of ostensibly simpler solutions.

I think a heavy platter with a small motor and a whimpy belt go a long way toward buffering speed variation in practical playback applications.  How would DD handle it?  Maybe just buy and adapt a lathe?  Shouldn't that do it?

Best regards,
Paul S

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