Better to keep it spinning or let it vibrate?

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mix4fix

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Better to keep it spinning or let it vibrate?
« on: 12 Aug 2017, 09:50 pm »
I have a Nottingham Analogue Interspace Jr. turntable. There is no power switch so when electricity is applied, there is power to motor. I control it with a power center that I turn off, but it turns on other audio components. When it's on, should I let the motor spin even though I am not listening to vinyl, or should I leave it stopped and let it naturally vibrate?

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Re: Better to keep it spinning or let it vibrate?
« Reply #1 on: 13 Aug 2017, 02:59 am »
IMO if you listen to it every day... I could see leaving it rotating 24/7.
If you do not listen every day.. that is a lot of wear on the belt and bearings. 24/7 adds up!
24/7 vs normal on off adds twelve years of use to one year of actual running. IF you use it two hours every day..

I think you need a separate switch for the TT.

The "naturally vibrate" I assume you mean it just is sitting, exposed to the natural vibrations in the room..(even if listening to other formats..)
No problem. I think every turntable ever made sits part of the time, in a room getting vibrations.. ever since CD arrived LOL (and for folks who hate CD.. Well maybe you got TWO turntables? So one sits unused while the music is playing)


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Re: Better to keep it spinning or let it vibrate?
« Reply #2 on: 13 Aug 2017, 03:31 am »
You have to give the Nottingham a push with your finger to get it rotating, otherwise it just sits there and vibrates.  I understand the idea of the super low torque motor, but not why it doesn't have an on/off switch.  No, I don't think you should let it sit there and vibrate, can't be good for the motor.

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Re: Better to keep it spinning or let it vibrate?
« Reply #3 on: 13 Aug 2017, 03:34 am »
I had an Interspace/Spacearm combo several years ago. As I remember, I just let the motor vibrate. Similar to your situation, it was plugged into a power strip that could be turned off if the system wasn't going to be used for a few days. If I were you and for peace of mind, I would call Larry at Audio Encounter Solutions and get his opinion.... (954)589-6364. He's the US distributor for Nottingham.