New motor for Nottingham Interspace

Hi all,

The motor of my Nottingham Interpsace turntable is noisy and I haven't been able to get rid of it. So I'm thinking of either replacing it or "upgrading" to either the Teres lower priced battery operated one or the Origin Live DC motor. Any recommendations?

I use a Bluenote arm and Benz Glider cartridge...

Before giving up on that motor, which should last a very long time, I'd check a few things, for starters. Not certain of what kind of noise you refer to, but here are some possibilities. Make sure that the groove in the motor pulley and the platter are aligned. Otherwise, the belt can pull the motor shaft out of its perpendicular (to the platter) rotation and induce noise. Also, make certain that both the groove and the belt are free from crud. A small bit of debris sticking to the inside of the belt may click as it passes the pulley and resulting in a thumping noise. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, make sure that the pulley shaft is perpendicular in the motor housing as it sits at rest and when in use. There is a grub screw to hold it in place and, if it is loose, the shaft can get out of plumb when the belt is stretched to fit around the wheel and platter, thus inducing noise.
Of course, anyone could get a bad motor, but those 'Not motors are rugged and will last many a year. Doubt yours is feeling ill yet.
4yanx, checked the motor and you were correct about it being out of plumb. It is definitely quieter now - thanks!

However, it did get me thinking about trying one of these other motors. Any opinion on incremental advantages to DC or battery powered motors over the factory model?

Thanks again,
Well, I suppose there is always some benefit in taking AC out of many equations. Whether you will notice a difference between the Interspace motor and a DC motor or if any such difference would be discernible, thereby justifying the cost, is debatable, IMHO.

The motor should be dead slient when played, though it will very lightly humm at idle (as desgined). If you can hear it when it spins, other than some very faint belt noise, check all your angles again. If still noisy, I'd suspect a faulty motor and Not will remedy this for you - depending on age, etc.
Beezer, could it be bearing noise? The bearing and shaft is supposed to have oil periodically added to it.
The noise is definitely from the motor and everything's level. I guess I'll call the Nottingham distributor...

I have also noticed noise form my interspace motor though faint. And yes everything is aligned. It seems intermittent but my dealer told me if it is a problem the warranty will replace it. Love the table, just need to get rid of the overrated Rega arm.
Call them directly and bypass ASL Group - they SUCK.

Nottingham Analogue Studio
128 Cordy Lane,
Underwood, NOTTINGHAM,
Tel: 0114401773-762947

I don't know if Nottingham is using the old or new area code standardization. I think it's written above with the old version.

I got a lot of the "you should buy a VPI they have better motors" crap when I looked around. Ha! It's not a Ferrari - and bigger isn't always better. Seems like a major selling point of the Nott's are their motors.

And don't say, Yeah, just ask his wife.