Pro-ject carbon dc

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by ron zeytoonian, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. ron zeytoonian

    ron zeytoonian Member Thread Starter

    Just received my new TT, with an upgrade to an ortofon black...amazing acoustics. I am disappointed with the lack of mass of the TT unit as it is way to light in total weight and the unit can slide easily. Question- should I add non-slip pads (sticky cork/rubber) under the feet? or is there a way to add weight to the under side of the table?
  2. Davey

    Davey very clever with maracas

    SF Bay Area, USA
    I'm not sure what the feet look like, but maybe you could add some little dabs of blu-tack under each foot and then press it down, like we do with speakers and stands.
  3. Henry Phillpotts

    Henry Phillpotts Active Member

    Oxford, UK
    I can't help with your query but would value your thoughts on the black with the debut, lots of people go with the bronze but not many reports on the pairing you have. Any vta issues as I have heard the cartridge is sensitive to that?
  4. McGuy

    McGuy Forum Resident

    interesting. I never had a problem with my pro ject sliding, are you sure the surface underneath is completely dry and clean? could be dusty or slick
  5. ron zeytoonian

    ron zeytoonian Member Thread Starter

    Henry, the ortofon black has opened up layers of instrumental quirks and nuances that I have never heard before from my original LPs. Additionally, higher frequencies e.g. cowbells, triangles (Laurie Anderson's Mister Heartbreak) and similar percussion layers that were to bright have softened. Miles Davis's horn and Coltane's tenor sax have never more real. I did however reinstall the red cartridge to compare and all was confirmed. I'm sure the bronze is quite good as well.

    Regarding the pro-ject table, its just too light and yes the surface underneath too slick. I will look in to blu-tack
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  6. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Forum Resident

    Dallas, Texas
    The feet on my wife’s Pro-Ject have a felt-like bottom surface. It sits on a woodgrain IKEA console and does slide if I push on it. I never noticed that before trying it now. A silicone dot under each one would probably stop that.
  7. 4011021

    4011021 Forum Resident

    The place my table is on is not leveled. I finally found the exact position where I can have the table leveled. But it's always not there because it does slide when I touch it if I'm not very careful. It's a Pro-ject Debut Carbon.
  8. Henry Phillpotts

    Henry Phillpotts Active Member

    Oxford, UK
    Would some sorbothane pads on the table help? I've read they can be good for resonance too...

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