I've been able to do this with relative ease and I'm sure with practice it will come even easier. I just wanted to be sure I shouldn't be picking it up while the platter is spinning! I do have a Black Joe Lewis 8" EP that was a bit more difficult.
Elizabeth - I listened to the P5 on Friday as well.....when budget allows, that WILL BE my next step up!
I have my table placed so that I can run around it at 33 RPM so the record remaind stationary relative to me; this makes changing much easier. Seriously, this sounds totally unnecessary to me and this is the first time I have ever heard of the idea.
08-15-11: Stanwal This sounds totally unnecessary to me and this is the first time I have ever heard of the idea.
Same here, on both counts. And it seems to me that during the process of lifting the record there could be an instant of time when part of the circumference of the hole of the stationary record would press against the rotating spindle, momentarily increasing the strain on the motor. And I would be concerned, also, that having a rotating platter momentarily sliding against a stationary record would not do the record surface any good.
In my case, btw, I use a record clamp, so I have no choice in the matter.
On and off to play and flip, no need to worry about the motor being turned on/off, risk damaging the record or fumbling with the clamp while the platter is turning; well designed motors don't need to be worried about in this regard. I really do think we overdo it a bit with our fear of equipment failure/wear-avoidance issues here folks.
My Rega P3-24 starts spinning at the beginning of a listening session, and gets shut off when I'm all done. LP's get flipped over and changed with the platter spinning.....easy and no problems. Enjoy your vinyl, and Happy Listening.
Adam18 My Rega P3-24 starts spinning at the beginning of a listening session, and gets shut off when I'm all done. LP's get flipped over and changed with the platter spinning.....easy and no problems. Enjoy your vinyl, and Happy Listening.
My approach exactly. I have a Rega now. I had a LP12 for 25 years and did the same.
Just be wary of 'dragging' the lp as you remove it with the platter turning. You can cause scuff marks and even add some noise if the platter or lp have any dirt on them. Mind you, I also leave the platter running for the whole session.
I use an outer ring and center weight. No way am I removing the outer ring while the platter is spinning. I use the off option for flips and sleep very well at night...table: Clearaudio Innovation Compact. :-)
sadly it is not a 'made up argument' that records can get scuffed when being removed from a spinning platter. It might not have happened to you, but happen it does. Common sense would indicate this can happen when you remove soft vinyl from a fast moving and often hard platter.Come to think of it, this might happen mainly when using a platter with no mat, but it does happen...I have the slightly scuffed recordsd to prove it..so do various friends.
Why would someone using a ring or screw on clamp even need to comment on this? The person just asked for clarification as to what his dealer was telling him about his Rega and some of you insist on making it a "right/wrong" issue that everyone must follow.