new turntable

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Travis*N, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. Travis*N

    Travis*N Auditioning

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    Yesterday I finally recieved the REGA P3 turntable I had ordered about 3 weeks ago. All I can say right now is "WOW"
    I will never listen to a CD again. (not really, just hyperbolizing [​IMG] )
    anyway, thanks to everyone who gave me some info/opinions when I was deciding what to go with. One thing now I am wondering about is isolation. Right now it's sitting on a rickety old wooden shelf, and if I tap the shelf, I hear a bump in the sound when playing a record. So whats a good way to isolate the TT. Is a really heavy, solid stand that doesn't move at all the best way to go or something that will absorb vibrations better. (rubber feet??)
     
  2. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    Over at audioasylum, some of the inmates highly recommend the IKEA LACK as a turntable platform. Do a search on the vinyl section of that site and you will find a lot of info.

    I would suggest Vibrapods underneath the turntable for vibration control.
     
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Always support a turntable/tonearm combo on the sturdiest-possible, most-isolated surface—for the obvious reasons: avoiding acoustic feedback as well as physical shock (resulting in your once-precious discs becoming scratched). It's all the more important with such a sophisticated, precisely engineered turntable as yours. Such precision comes at a price: It's delicate.

    (Be as gentle with it as possible. Handle it carefully and keep it clean. And put the thing on a sturdier surface.)
     
  4. Philip Hamm

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    You're already well on the way just by having it on a shelf. You can walk around the room without the "boom-boom" of your footprints. [​IMG]
     
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    I've seen turntables hung from the ceiling. It's unorthodox but it can work.
     
  6. gregD

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    Especially a Rega, which is comparatively light in weight... on recommendation, I put a Bright Star isolation block under my Planar 3, and it made an audible difference.

    Their product line has changed some since I got mine... have a look: http://www.brightstaraudio.com/isolation_series.htm
     

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