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 Post subject: Re: Turntable resonance
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:59 am 
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audioengr wrote:
I plan to cut one of the 25 pound lead bricks I have into smaller pieces and put two into the bottom of my Victor II. I will report back on the result. I already have dampening material glued to the top of the box, under the turntable, since the lid is only rigidly attached at the hinges on the back.


I wonder how your dampening experiments are going and if a comparison, with and without dampening weights, has delivered an improvement or deterioration in sound quality.


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 Post subject: Re: Turntable resonance
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:34 pm 
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Daithi wrote:
audioengr wrote:
I plan to cut one of the 25 pound lead bricks I have into smaller pieces and put two into the bottom of my Victor II. I will report back on the result. I already have dampening material glued to the top of the box, under the turntable, since the lid is only rigidly attached at the hinges on the back.


I wonder how your dampening experiments are going and if a comparison, with and without dampening weights, has delivered an improvement or deterioration in sound quality.


It's taking me a while in my spare time to cut through the lead manually. I'll try to get it done today.


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 Post subject: Re: Turntable resonance
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:57 pm 
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audioengr wrote:

It's taking me a while in my spare time to cut through the lead manually. I'll try to get it done today.


Try a cleaver and hit the back of the cleaver with a lump hammer to drive it through the lead. You get a clean cut with no shavings or swarf that way if you can drive it all the way through. I have seen steel bolts cut with a sharp knife that way by multiple taps on the back of the knife with a hammer.


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 Post subject: Re: Turntable resonance
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:59 pm 
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Sounds good to me...
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audioengr wrote:
It's taking me a while in my spare time to cut through the lead manually...

I hope you are being careful with OHS working with lead - it's an unhealthy metal, and lead poisoning is not a good thing to get (symptoms can appear over a long time).


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 Post subject: Re: Turntable resonance
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:06 am 
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I hope you're careful picking up the Victor II with all that lead in the bottom of it--these boxes don't strengthen with age really!


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