Shipping B&O RX2 Turntable

Without original factory packing materials, how to prepare platter and integral tone arm for safe shipping? Any suggestions how to box up so turntable, platter and tone arm survive the journey?

The best  material I have used for packaging  is the 1/2 inch "Pink" polystyrene foam used for house insulation...
- you can easily cut it with a carpet knife for a very custom fit
- it absorbs lots of shock
- it can take a pretty hefty blow from a sharp object without penetration
- you can "hot glue" it in order to build a custom shape
- It's really cheap

You can go with a 1" thickness, but it's overkill

Use a two-ply cardboard box to start - then hot-glue one layer of 1/2 inch of "pink:" to sides and bottom. Double up to 1" if you think you'll need it

Cut "Pink" spacers to prevent table from moving in the box

Put a small piece of "Pink" under the cartridge end of the arm and tape in place for support and prevent the arm from moving intransit.

Make sure the platter is secure

Good Luck - Steve

Thank you Steve,

With this belt drive and both the platter and tonearm supported on the same spring- supported sub-chassis, how best to prevent the tonearm from constantly trying to jump due to the underlying spring?

If the "pink" is inserted between the rigid top plate/top surface of the turntable and the sub-chassis can this prevent trampoline jumping in transit? Is the platter packed separately so it doesn't add mass to the sub-chassis during shipping?

Also, the clear attached plastic dustcover cannot be removed according to an acquaintance who could not put the cover back on once it was removed. so best to leave attached. (When record being played, the dust cover is temporarily way up out of the way for better sound.)

Sorry that there are more questions, but ignorance is not audio bliss.


Joel - For the Tone arm see this link for arm support

For the platter I would layer a coule of pieces of "pink" so that they hold the platter in place and use the lid to prevent the platter/pink from coming out - you could t a couple of pieces of foam over the platter to prevent bounce

Looks like B&O leaves the platter in place from the pics in the link above

Hope that helps