No, this is the ultimate upgrade (until the next one comes along.)
So as people may know I have an annoying habit of taking my poor LP12 to bits, I don't mean to but things keep making me do it.
That nice chap at wtpaudio.com whom I got that Corian sub-chassis from gave me one of these to try - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222291874396
I get that AC motors are 'buzzy', less so if you have a better power supply and even less so if you have a DC motor instead.
The idea is (I presume) that you put the
sorbothanerubber thing between the motor and the top plate and the buzzing will be absorbed!
Brilliant, however there is a problem; if you add this thing on then the motor sits low, it's not easy to move the pulley up on the spindle as it's kinda snug, also as the motor now sits about 3mm lower than normal the 2 adjusting screws aren't long enough to do anything useful. If you leave off the oval washers then you can't adjust the angle of the motor to set the speed.
In conclusion, if you're able to move the pulley up a few mil, and have longer motor mounting screws and angle adjusting screws then maybe the bit of
sorbothanerubber might reduce some of the vibration on the top plate (which should be absorbed by the belt and suspension anyway), but as is I don't think it really works.
As you were
It comes at a very reasonable price but I wonder - has it actually been marketed by JML, K-Tel or Ronco?
PS originally the lp12 mounted the motor with cork gasket,pretty similar to this after market one(different material I know)and they found mounting the motor using the hard cone thingy's gave better results both from noise dissipation and ease of adjusting the tilt,without damaging the lugs/ears on the can
Last edited by steve195527; 17th March 2017 at 11:24.
Yeah I came to the same conclusion.
I did play with calibrating the power supply whilst holding the motor in my hand, if it's not quite right then the motor can get buzzy, was able to get it very quiet, sacrificed a bit of torque so I need to give the platter a push-start but quiet happy as is.
Got to agree with your sentiments on the Norton Steve, it's a great compromise for any 110V AC synchronous motor driven TT - been running an Airpower clone for many years now.
I even found it superior to the genuine Naim Armageddon which I sold soon after I made the Airpower clone.
I have got an Avondale Taps 2 which I have not used yet. I have no idea how it compares sonically to the Lingo 1 I have (mains filter removed) but I will in due course try it out.
Sorry, a bit off topic.
Linn LP12, Rubikon, in sole, Aro, Argo, modified naim CD3.5, Avondale pre & power amps, B&W P4
I'd fully expect the Avondale TAPS to show the Lingo a clean pair of heels. From what I have heard reports of, it's a stonking unit. I'm yet to try one, but when I do it could well replace the Airpower, though I believe it runs hot like "The Voyd" TT power supply does.
Last edited by John R; 18th March 2017 at 20:41.
just found this article looking for info on the Avondale supply, interesting info on how the lingo affects other components in a system,never thought a power supply to another component could affect something else when that something else also has a power supply,which should give its output a fair degree of isolation to what the mains input is doing:-
I suppose after Linn and Naim had their big all out Linn could have deliberately marketed a power supply that upset Naim gear,could be a way of boosting Linn amp sales??
Last edited by steve195527; 17th March 2017 at 17:50.
Lp 12 Black Ash - 92
Armboard SME - 92
SME 309 , SME std lead
AT 150 MLX
Cirkus and std sub
Audio Silente Silicon Mushrooms
Std inner and outer platter, Xtm 1 mat
Norton Airpower PSU
Should put the Norton on a shelf and keept it for the future , they are still hard to find those factory built in nice cond.
Tangerine Audio Stiletto, Plateau, Skorpion, SME V ( D ), Dynavector DRT XV 1S, Linn Cirkus, Linn Radikal Klimax.
Leigh Norton is still willing to help those who wish to make their own AP. This can be achieved by purchasing two separate traffos, or as I did have Terry and Canterbury Windings to wind a superb 1 kVA toroidal with electrostatic screen and GOSS band giving one 80V phase and one 60V phase as outputs. Put this in a nice case with one switched IEC input and as I used an XLR plug and socket for the lead to the LP12. I guess this can still be achieved for less than £150.
Last edited by John R; 18th March 2017 at 20:42.