Your Next Upgrade? (Part 2)

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New turntable incoming.

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Is that the 12mm platter version?

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Indeed it is, 3D printed as well.

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I would imagine my MicroRidge stylus would look a little large on the headshell though…

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Optical is The Way on this puppy!

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More info here, and at $30 not much of a risk.

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Just tried my Thorens without its rubber mat. Didn’t take long to put the mat back on. No bass and tipped up highs. But the price was right for that experiment.

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Well, @rkindel the Delrin platter for my Rega from groovetracer is meant to be used without a mat. I use it without a mat with great frequency response. I’ve been using it happily for about nine years. The Delrin platter is certainly the best I’ve used. I have incorporated all the groovetracer mods.

https://groovetracer.com/DelrinPlatter.htm

Rubber mats are often quite thick. Removing it in that case, would bring your headshell down/tilt the tonearm up at the back, giving the exact result that you described hearing.
Good ears.

Yup, swapping out mats impacts all cartridge set-up parameters.

Delrin certainly would be a much better material in this situation than my aluminum platter.

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My platter has leather bonded to it. Then the soft rubber sealing rings for the Vacuum Hold Down. I have no option to try other mats.

My Rega RP-10 came with the flimsy felt thing. Not for me. I tried a few other mats and came up with a wiener. @paul172 could take a picture of it as the RP-10 lives at his house.

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Show us your wiener, Paul.

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Another satisfied customer from Paul’s Audio Storage! lol

In all seriousness does anyone have a mat recommendation?

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I like the mat I supplied you with. I have others sitting on the shelf.
But you do not have my permission to modify my turntable! No sir.
LOL

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As you may already know I limit my time in the RP10’s personal space lol.

I place the record on the platter I drop the needle gently and I slowly walk away.

If I have one beef with the current mat is it seems to attract dust. Yes the cover is on all the time if a record is not playing. I’m not talking a lot of dust but enough to make me wonder were it’s coming from. Strange. Where is my Kirmuss???

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The mat is removable for cleaning.

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I’m afraid to remove it. :joy:

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I’d love a Delrin Platter for my LP12. But no one that I’m aware of will custom make one. My previous MoFi Studiodeck had one and I miss that feature on my Linny.

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The mat I tried I liked the best was the Herbie’s Audio Lab:

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