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post #81 of 144 Old 11-19-13, 03:21 AM
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Anyone have a homemade turntable they use and love?
yes I have one kinda, if you call a kit turntable home made ?

I also have a kit moving coil phono pre amp designed by the Nelson Pass group.

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Here are some photos of the DIY table in the middle of being cleaned and rebuilt to where it should be. Sorry it is not cleaned up, but once I am done, it will be good. I will steal the idea of the sand box as this table, while weighing 35 pounds or so, has no suspension and I do not like using the sorbothane gel hockey pucks.

With the help of a visiting little tyke my Denon Carts were, ummm, broken so I am using a back up Shure until I can replace things.

Anyway it is a BIX that was once presented as a DIY turntable and it sports double plinths with sorbothane between the tiers, a nice big Motor that is not mounted to the plinth. It also was sold with a 40mm acrylic platter that is kinda cool if I could make a proper light to shine through it. This has a solid aluminum armboard fitted with a Rega RB300 tonearm with updated wiring and an aftermarket counterweight. The high output shure runs into the preamp but the lower output Denons ran into a pass pearl.












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VPI Scout and HW-19 with 9" VPI tonearms and Clearaudio Aurum Beta S and Shure M78 (mono) cartridges. Also have a few oldies and a USB to CPU for digitizing vinyl.
I'm a newbie, so how do you post pix? Thanks.
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Here are some photos of the DIY table in the middle of being cleaned and rebuilt to where it should be. Sorry it is not cleaned up, but once I am done, it will be good. I will steal the idea of the sand box as this table, while weighing 35 pounds or so, has no suspension and I do not like using the sorbothane gel hockey pucks.

With the help of a visiting little tyke my Denon Carts were, ummm, broken so I am using a back up Shure until I can replace things.

Anyway it is a BIX that was once presented as a DIY turntable and it sports double plinths with sorbothane between the tiers, a nice big Motor that is not mounted to the plinth. It also was sold with a 40mm acrylic platter that is kinda cool if I could make a proper light to shine through it. This has a solid aluminum armboard fitted with a Rega RB300 tonearm with updated wiring and an aftermarket counterweight. The high output shure runs into the preamp but the lower output Denons ran into a pass pearl.











Beautiful!! What's in the preamp there between the boards and the RCA's?
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VPI Scout and HW-19 with 9" VPI tonearms and Clearaudio Aurum Beta S and Shure M78 (mono) cartridges. Also have a few oldies and a USB to CPU for digitizing vinyl.
I'm a newbie, so how do you post pix? Thanks.
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It's best to use a photo host service like photobucket or flicker. Once you sign up to one of them you can upload the photos from your computer and the service will issue each photo an httm:> link that you copy and paste into your posts to get photos to show up.
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Beautiful!! What's in the preamp there between the boards and the RCA's?
Those look like Lundahl step-up transformers.
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Those look like Lundahl step-up transformers.

Yes they are Lundahl to work with the low output MC carts, Denon 103R and Denon DL301.
I don't use it for the Shure or Grado

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Beautiful!! What's in the preamp there between the boards and the RCA's?
Thank You, rest if answer is above, step up transformers.

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2/3 the way in restoring a Technics SP10MkII. ex TV Station, so only used during Test Pattern time, that's how old it is!
Most of the work was in building a multi layer plinth, now up to 40kg. Then a sand filled base, 60kg more!
Next up is mounting a hot rodded Rega RB300 & Ortofon to the separate Armboard.
ETA? End of 2014 after I finish building a new house... like robbo early in this thread

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