Custom made - show your pictures!

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ACHiPo

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #40 on: 4 Mar 2016, 04:05 pm »
I'm attempting to build a DIY turntable. I now have all the parts back from the machine shop so I'm getting excited!

Very cool.  Definitely interested to follow this build.

Audiovista

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #41 on: 4 Mar 2016, 07:18 pm »
Yes, very cool! Keep us posted, that could be very motivating for a lot of us.

hi5harry

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #42 on: 4 Mar 2016, 07:58 pm »
Thanks guys. A very good friend has been holding my hand thru gathering all the parts. He built his a couple years ago ( albeit more upscale than mine) and his is the best turntable I have heard. I do have to say, IT'S SO MUCH FUN BUILDING SOMETHING and if I can do it, you guys can too. There aren't that many parts on a turntable. Here may be a better pic.


GentleBender

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #43 on: 4 Mar 2016, 08:15 pm »
hi5harry,

Is that going to be a rim drive or belt drive? I like the industrial look too.

hi5harry

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #44 on: 5 Mar 2016, 01:50 am »
Thanks GB, It's going to use the Teres Verus rim drive /idler wheel. I've never owned anything other than belt driven turntables but I'm really enthused by what people are saying about this drive system. I guess I will know soon.

nc42acc

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Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #45 on: 5 Mar 2016, 11:28 pm »

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Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #46 on: 6 Mar 2016, 07:42 pm »
Interesting! More details please...  :)

neobop

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Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #47 on: 7 Mar 2016, 12:37 pm »
Then you definitely wouldn't want this one...  :nono:

 :lol:





I've been trying to figure out where I've seen that.  I think it's an adaptation of an old design.  The red high V wire replaces the lightning bolt supplying the electricity to bring the Frankstein Monster to life.  KT88 input tubes?  Is it a coincidence your name is Boris?  Do you, or have you known anyone with an unusual neck growth?



I think we deserve an explanation.
Regards,

Audiovista

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #48 on: 7 Mar 2016, 02:27 pm »
I might have a bolt or two misplaced in my head - just ask my wife or teenage kids  :? And other people have already figured me out... let's see if you can: which one am I?

(where is emoticon for evil laugh when you need one :scratch:)




neobop

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Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #49 on: 7 Mar 2016, 05:46 pm »
None of the above.  You're one of these guys:



 :drums:




neo




Audiovista

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #50 on: 7 Mar 2016, 07:28 pm »
I could be any of them 8)

Love them all!

Audiovista

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #51 on: 1 Nov 2016, 07:08 pm »
And this is how the setup from the very first post turned out (140W SE monoblock amplifier). As a commissioned work, it did not go through the photo studio, the customer was eager to receive it:


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Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #52 on: 26 Dec 2016, 10:17 am »

pis99

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Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #53 on: 26 Dec 2016, 10:55 am »
Vintage 1959 Jensen G610B with custom cab paired with Vintage NYAL OTL 3 with custom case.






Audiovista

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #54 on: 26 Dec 2016, 03:14 pm »
Wow! Love the speaker!

The OTL3 - are those PL509 tubes? I have a few of those and PL519, bought last stock from Ei. Still hoping to make a PP amp with them (don't have enough for more than couple decent OTLs). Under-appreciated tubes, IMHO.

Bob2

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #55 on: 26 Dec 2016, 05:44 pm »
A few pictures during the process:






Finished project:


Use of Thorens parts and 65lbs. of 6061.

Audiovista

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #56 on: 26 Dec 2016, 09:35 pm »
High level of machining skills and good tools! Good eye for design, too - I wouldn't mind seeing more pictures of the T/T  :thumb:

Thanks!

Bob2

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #57 on: 27 Dec 2016, 01:40 am »
Thanks, here is another. Notice I'm using some of Sonny's Excellent IC's.
Top stage holds spindle and motor. Vibration isolated from lower stage which has tone arm mount. Belt drive, Less than .001 inch run out of platter.
No noise from TT, Sounds as good or better than any cd I have heard depending on recording of course. Probably not a benchmark but it sounds as good as any TT I have heard.
Runs 33 1/3 and 45's.


pis99

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Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #58 on: 27 Dec 2016, 05:37 am »
All NYAL OTLs use 6LF6 driving tube. Hard to find nowadays!

More custom stuff---

Fanless 12-core computer sever for music




Wow! Love the speaker!

The OTL3 - are those PL509 tubes? I have a few of those and PL519, bought last stock from Ei. Still hoping to make a PP amp with them (don't have enough for more than couple decent OTLs). Under-appreciated tubes, IMHO.

Folsom

Re: Custom made - show your pictures!
« Reply #59 on: 27 Dec 2016, 05:39 am »
Very neat looking, but lots of RF leaks.