What turntables do you use? Pictures would be nice as well :-)

XV-1

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TW Acustic Raven AC-3 with Graham Phantom & Ortofon AS-309S

Pioneer Exclusive P3 - 30 years young and competitive with anything

Pioneer Exclusive P10 - little bro to P3

Linn LP12, Lingo,Naim ARO - what really started the vinyl luv affair

 
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Johnny Vinyl

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Main TT is a Nottingham Analogue Horizon SE with RB250 and Grado Ref Platinum

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I also have a Revolver Rebel Black and a Revolver Red that need to be repaired.

John
 

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Clearaudio Champion II table- Germany
SME 309 arm - England
Benz Micro Glider cart - Switzerland

 

soundofvoid

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And this is mine.Pretty much a DIY dream of mine coming true.
The cartridge is a custom Van den hul "The Condor" with silver coils and the phono stage is a Sonic frontiers Phono-1SE+.
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Reference Super Scoutmaster with Classic Al platter/10.5t arm and at this moment ZYX Omega G cartridge. Switch between the ZYX and Titan i.
 

Rutgar

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Soundofvoid, I have an old Mits LT-5V. It still works... sort-of (it's speed is quite inconsistant, and won't quite reach 33 1/3 rpm). I lost the stylus set gauge years ago, and haven't tried to use the TT in several years. Your LV-5V looks quite a bit different than mine though. The biggest problem I have had with my 5V, was it's very nature of sitting vertical. I always had to put a small piece of tissue paper in the hole of the LP, in order to keep it from 'thunking' on the spindle and vibrating that 'thunk' through the speakers every half rotation or so.



- Bill
 
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Johnny Vinyl

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In addition to my Nottingham Analogue Horizon SE (which I posted earlier in this thread) I also have 2 Revolvers. One is a Revolver Red and the other a Revolver Rebel.

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John
 

soundofvoid

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Rutgar,the problem of the "thunking" when rotating comes from two reasons:a)the specific records you play have a wider center hole than the spindle b)the spring inside the clamp has become soft and does not press the record tightly against the platter.
I have overcome this problem by a) using a separate custom made clamp that utilizes a hard spring from a car valve
b)i have cut a different spindle (longer to accommodate my new clamp)
and half a millimeter thicker so that all records fit tightly.
You can change the spring with a stiffer one and use a single wrap around self adhesive plastic tape on the base of the spindle to make it fit tightly.
Regarding your inability to set the speed at 33 RPM (i assume that you have turned the corresponding front pot to it's end)
you have to open the back and look for the 3 trimmers on the board.Set the front 33RPM pot on the center of it's course and turn the TALLER one
of the back trimmers so that the strobo says it's okay.Then you are set!
Inform me about the stability problem when you have done these steps.
 

Rutgar

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Okay, thanks Soundofvoid. I pulled the TT out of the closet, and found the trim pot you were talking about. After adjusting it, and getting a smooth 33 according to the built-in strobe, it is doing much better. Eventually, I would like to look into a better TT setup. But thanks to your help, this is actually sort of playable. I still have to put a small sliver of tissue paper in the record hole though.

- Bill
 

MylesBAstor

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Nice. I was wondering too, if the notion before that room vibrations, specially caused by huge woofers, can 'hit' and resonate the cartridge in today's massive turntables that do not have a dust cover.
Actually think it's the other way around. Dust covers color the sound by picking up vibrations.


'Course if want the best, put the table in another room :)