Clearaudio Concept Tear Down

Had a moment last night, and decided to take my Concept apart. Thankfully, curiosity didn’t kill this Jazz Cat...

This was spurred on because of a noise coming from the motor. That, and when I started looking into the noise, I noticed the pully was vibrating. Not good.

Pulled it all apart, removed the motor and cleaned the pully which had a coating of rubber. Suspect that was part of the vibration problem. I also added some damping in all the motor mounts in the form of electrical tape.

When reassembling, I made sure to tighten everything down properly, including the diy spiked feet I made for it. Noise and vibration from motor were gone!

Was quite surprised and the improvement when I had it up and running again. Better dynamics, clearer highs and a more transparent mid.

Super pleased, and quite frankly surprised at the improvement.

Any others have experiences like this?
All the time.......that’s what tweaking does! Gives you the opportunity to get more familiar with your rig and what makes it “sing”.🎼😃
If you like that, replace your electrical tape with fo.q tape. Comes in a sheet.  I put in strategic locations around my arm, platter, and motor. Huge improvement for relatively tiny amount of tape.
fo.q tape???

I know not of this?
mc wears it on his auricles. Keeps his ears from vibrating.
TA-102 Tuning Absorber Tape

Thanks! Will look into this some more.