HOw about a black diamond puck that is about the same size as the base of the SAMA?
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I don't know if this is practical for your setup, but this is what I have done, and it has some obvious advantages. I use a wall mounted Target TT stand, but even if you have a floor standing rack, this might work:
I installed a metal wall-mounting monitor speaker stand on the wall, right next to my HW19 MKIV, at just the correct height, to function as a SAMA stand. You have to install it close to the turntable, but by using a longer TNT belt (available from VPI), one can make it work. The advantages are that you can set the SAMA at precisely the height that you require, and most importantly, the SAMA is isolated from the turntable to a much greater degree than by situating it in the usual place, on the same surface as the turntable. I achieved even greater noise floor reduction by doing this. Highly recommended.
I was using BDR pyramid cones under my HW MKlll, so when I got my SAMA I also had to figure out a way to raise it without resorting to adjusting the little rubber feet it came with. I removed those feet and used a left over set of Herbies tenderfoots under the SAMA but still had to raise it another 3/8 inch using a piece of 4" x 4" square of floor tile. The belt is dead center on the Platter now. The SAMA is a great upgrade.
What type of platter are you using on your table. I ask because I'd like to upgrade mine and someone is selling a TNT ll platter with the heavier springs.
Don't think this has the inverted bearing though. I'm a bit wary of buying the 1.5 " all acrylic Scout platter, though it does have the inverted bearing. What's your opinion on this?
Thanks and good luck with your SAMA,