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Cool- your speaker description sounds like an interesting an ... Chico_j
System edited: i have just replaced the regar planar 3 and h ... Halcro
System edited: just added photos. Halcro
Hi henry, you really need to get some proper isolation unde ... Drajreynolds
Hi aaron, the raven is on stillpoints on a wall-hung shelf. ... Halcro
Wow, gorgeous system. looks as if all the nice stuff is made ... Amfibius
Thanks amfibius. yes... australia certainly holds its own in ... Halcro
Halcro i'm in melbourne. i guessed you were in sydney since ... Amfibius
Amfibius i have added the speaker description but somehow ma ... Halcro
Love the halcros! Chadeffect
System edited: i have internally re-wired the speaker cables ... Halcro
System edited: just added a description of the duelund capac ... Halcro
Shadorne, this is the updated system page. i accidentally ha ... Halcro
Halcro, no problem. as i said, i like your setup a lot - gr ... Shadorne
System edited: i've added 2 vandersteen 2wq subwoofers and a ... Halcro
Dear halcro: congratulations for the system you own, very ni ... Rauliruegas
Thanks raul, i can't understand your recommendation for 2-3 ... Halcro
Between other things, lower inductance. raul. Rauliruegas
Dear halcro: here you can read something about the advantage ... Rauliruegas
System edited: swapped the dv1s for one of my garrott p77 mm ... Halcro
System edited: here is a link to a review/comparison of the ... Halcro
Great equipment but odd placement/presentation. why not inve ... Lonestarsouth
Thanks for the concern lonestarsouth. unfortunately no equip ... Halcro
Hi halcro, why your are not using a vibraplane for your rav ... Kha
Hi kha, i have no acoustical feedback problems with the wal ... Halcro
Halcro, love the tuner. i've bought and tried many more exp ... Dgob
Thanks dgob, it would be interesting to know which other tun ... Halcro
Hi halcro, my pleasure. for me, it would include the accuph ... Dgob
Very nice system. clearly you've done your listening and und ... Gerrym5
Thanks gerry, you've obviously been reading the phantom ll p ... Halcro
System edited: just added the graham phantom ii tone-arm wit ... Halcro
System edited: added some wonderful vintage mm/mi cartridges ... Halcro
i currently have a raven ac-3 turntable with 4 tonearms and ... Halcro
Halcro, the tt-81 is a very nice motor. you will need a 240v ... T_bone
Thanks t_bone, that's reassuring coming from someone like yo ... Halcro
First problem encountered. the phantom ii does not 'fit' aga ... Halcro
a 12" phantom arm wand (possibly 10") would solve ... Tobes
a 12" davinci grandezza ref will have to do! running Halcro
Halcro, the cl-p1 is a heavy multi-layer wood-veneered plin ... T_bone
T_bone, the wood-veneered plinth page came up nicely but i t ... Halcro
Halcro, you're right. the cl-p1 is here and the legged vic ... T_bone
Thanks t_bone. great pictures of the naked tt-81 and the out ... Halcro
Halcro, i don't know. i guess it would all come down to how ... T_bone
System edited: new turntable, arms etc added plus descripti ... Halcro
Try this link nude tt-81 Halcro
System edited: a few more arms added. Halcro
A Copernican View of the Turntable System
For thousands of years it was believed that the earth was the centre of the solar system and that the sun revolved around it.
Before telescopes existed, Copernicus proposed that it was the earth in fact, that revolved around the sun.
For longer than I can remember, it was generally accepted that the turntable (plinth/platter) was the centre of the analogue playback system with the arm and cartridge attendant to it?
I propose that it is the arm…..or rather the cartridge that is in fact the centre of the turntable system with the platter required simply to drive the record onto the stylus.
Together with the belief that the platter is the centre of the ‘Turntable System’ is the belief that the stylus ‘tracks’ the groove in the vinyl in a passive subservient manner?
I propose that it is the platter which drives the vinyl groove onto the stylus which is being held rigidly by the tonearm.
Imagine if you will in a perfect world, a cartridge held in a vice-like grip and a mile-long, perfectly straight vinyl groove being fed at precisely the right speed past the stylus?
All that would be required for the cartridge to transmit perfect information, is the ability to move up and down frictionlessly to allow for correct VTA as the groove modulates?
Now this ‘straight’ vinyl groove is in fact a ‘spiral’ so that the cartridge must have the ability to adjust its position laterally also in a frictionless manner.
That is the purpose of the tonearm……to hold the cartridge rigidly yet allow it to move up and down and sideways as the vinyl groove is rammed onto the stylus at a perfectly maintained constant speed.
The tonearm is now the centre of this ‘Turntable System’ and is the most important element. It must be rigidly held on a base which is perfectly flat, non-magnetic and relatively immune to structure-borne and air-borne feedback. This base must ideally have no contact with mechanical or electrical interference and must under no circumstances, move or deflect in any manner.
This base should ideally have no contact with the drive mechanism of the platter or the plinth, sub-platter, belt, gears, idler-wheels etc.
This base should be an island.
The ‘turntable’ or platter is simply a revolving mechanism positioned at a certain geometrical distance from the centre of the tonearm, whose method of drive has absolutely no impact on the sound of the ‘system’ so long as it maintains perfect speed control and perfect isolation to the record from air-borne and structure-borne feedback.
The idea therefore of a plinth around the platter in the above scenario, would only serve to add or subtract information in a worst-case scenario, or be totally transparent in a best-case situation.
There……I’ve said it.
Is there a 'Galileo' out there to support me before I die unrecognised?
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Nice empirical argument. now do a controlled expt. lew Lewm
Don't try this speech on a date. Paul_graham
A simply beautiful system! regarding your selection of tone ... Dean_man