The "Picture of your Turntable(s)" thread, Pt. 4

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by MilesSmiles, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Sweet VA.

    Periphery ring clamp...those things terrify me!!!!
     
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  2. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

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    Thanks. As you can see with the picture @jawaka1000 just posted, it's the Clearaudio Outer Limit Ring, a 1500 gr. outer record clamp. The center clamp is a HRS ADH clamp at 850 gr. Many turntables don't have the mot and bearing to handle that kind of extra weight, but it works (i.e. sounds) great coupling the record to the 40mm POM platter.
     
  3. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

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    There's no reason they should as long as you are careful enough, and it's always optional if you're in too much of a hurry. The cost of admission is steep though.
     
  4. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

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    I think I've convinced myself to get this cartridge. The dealer made me a really sweet offer to buy it. They sold the customer a Goldfinger Statement cartridge, so I'm sure they made a ton of money on that sale.
     
  5. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    I don't think I would bother with it much if I did own one. No need to add more prep time!
     
  6. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

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    It adds negligible time to changing a record, no more than using a spindle clamp. Cleaning the stylus and brushing the record is more time consuming.It offers a nice sonic improvement that to me makes it worth the initial expense and minimal extra effort.
     
  7. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Cool, still scares me though...guess one could start up after dropping the arm.
     
  8. action pact

    action pact Forum Resident

    I saw one almost exactly like that at the Pinakothek in your hometown last year!

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  9. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

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    I stop my platter when changing a record. The motor on my TT has a lot of torque, and even with a heavy 40mm POM platter plus over 5 lbs of spindle and outer record clamp it comes up to speed faster than I can position the arm over the lead-in groove and drop the cue.

    My reservations about using one were similar to yours, but it took me about 10 secs to realize they were unfounded. The ring includes a locator that attaches to the platter which makes placing the ring easy-peasy. I've had mine since November and I never play records without it now. It's also great for flattening dish warps.
     
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  10. markjv

    markjv Well-Known Member

    Restored SYSTEMDEK IIX that I purchased in 2012.

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  11. struttincool

    struttincool Senior Member

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    Really liking my new AT VM540ML, a lot![​IMG]
     
  12. Davey

    Davey very clever with maracas

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    Micro Seiki DD-40 with AT33PTG/II spinning the really nice All That Remains from last year by The Left Outsides... Best New Albums of 2018
     
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  13. Mlle. Aurora

    Mlle. Aurora Senior Member

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    München
    :wave:
     
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  14. Ole Jakob

    Ole Jakob Forum Resident

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    My spinner. The last one I ever buy :). I hope....

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  15. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

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    The 'enemies' sitting next to eachother: DD vs. suspended belt drive.
     
  16. Andy Saunders

    Andy Saunders Forum Resident

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    The JVC looks very pretty.:edthumbs:
     
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  17. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener "It 'a'int why...it just is"

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  18. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

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    Belgium
    Thanks! Custom made walnut plinth because back in the day here in Europe we only got the boring black version and not the high gloss rosewood that was destined for Us and Japanese market (if I'm not mistaken).
     
  19. Micke Lindahl

    Micke Lindahl Forum Resident

    Real nice! And that's a Tisbury passive pre-amp right? Have one of those myself. :)
     
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  20. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

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    You have a good eye ;)! The wood of the Tisbury and the JVC matches perfectly (although this was completely unintentional).

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  21. costerdock

    costerdock Forum Resident

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    Dusting of snow this morning - gotta take down those Christmas lights....

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  22. Jimi Floyd

    Jimi Floyd Forum Resident

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    Love those reflections on the pitch slider though
     
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  23. Potential Energy

    Potential Energy Forum Resident

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    Seattle
    Snow day here in Seattle so had some time to take some pics and post here for the first time.

    Rega RP8 with Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II MC cart
    Auditorium 23 SUT in the background with Auditorium interconnects

    I don't use the exterior plinth w/ dust cover because I like the bare skeleton look :shh:
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