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Thread: The American Sound Turntable- Beyond's Minimalist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    I would almost bet that David has the only 2 in existence. It does have an uncanny resemblance to the AF3

    Perhaps the much anticipated AF Zero will be fashioned after the AS. Of all the tables David has in his museum the AS with the Neumann DST cartridge lit my ears up like none of the others
    Probably they made more, I only came across two in my travels. I look and search every time we're there . The square shape of the AF3 has the same origin, RX-5000 & RX-1500 of the 70's...

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    The simplicity approach appeals to me. Esthetically I love it. Old school hand made quality with tolerances that are probably very impressive in todays ultra spec. world. No bullshit paint covering up machining or castings. No cheesy gold bling. Everything to see in all its naked glory.

    How hard is it to lower that platter down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosta View Post
    The simplicity approach appeals to me. Esthetically I love it. Old school hand made quality with tolerances that are probably very impressive in todays ultra spec. world. No bullshit paint covering up machining or castings. No cheesy gold bling. Everything to see in all its naked glory.

    How hard is it to lower that platter down.
    I love its looks too, specially when the machining quality is at this level. I'd hate to bling it up.

    Its a 200lb dead lift Paul, not too big a deal if the the table is on the floor, different story when its 4' off the ground. There are two handles with long screws that screw into the platter ala Micro Seiki to lift it, then you center the platter with the base visually and lower gently, it just fits without any fuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Bob, Its Erik Satie's Gymnopedies.

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    I am reading this thread with acute interest on the beautiful design of David's turntables...truly masterpiece craftsmanship. ...And the other aspects of precision too.

    ...The art @ the service of music ♪ form.

    _______

    Then some members provided links from German TT designers...just amazing!

    Then I also remember a member here, a German TT designer...Derainer was his username (Rainer - real first name).
    - Amir started a thread back then, about a $650,000 German turntable...and Rainer its real designer joined in later on.
    I even had a short PM exchange with Rainer, regarding another turntable he was designing @ the time; because my interest was aroused, and he simply obliged by arousing it furthermore.

    * This is that thread: http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showthread.php?p=48471 --> Started in April 21st, 2011
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    Interesting observations that it sounds so good--with all that metal--


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    Bravo! Thanks for the tour David.
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    That's a cool avatar Jam; where did you get that?
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    Hi Bob,

    That is Darth Tater a Mr.Potato Head character by Playskool
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    Cute little guy. ...I would put it close to one's of David's turntables.
    Last edited by NorthStar; 07-26-2015 at 02:06 PM. Reason: typo
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