Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s

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daveyonthecoast

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Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s
« on: 7 Oct 2018, 10:10 am »
Hello Friends
Can some one help??
I have a Well Tempered Labs Reference, from the 90's??
I have a marigo labs, arm clamp, from my old classic!!, which I broke, into pieces, when I fell down my stairs!!
Please friends, can some one tell me, will the clamp fit my "Reference"??, also does anybody recommend, any upgrades, for the above?? I do believe, that were, avaiable for the classic??, one was a upgrade belt, from "origin", but cant seem to find on there web site!!
Hope someone can help??
David Spry
Australia

Erocka2000

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Re: Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s
« Reply #1 on: 8 Oct 2018, 01:11 pm »
Honestly, why not just sell all these old tables and buy a new or slightly used Amadeus or Simplex?  You seem to have a lot of issues with these older tables. 

dB Cooper

Re: Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s
« Reply #2 on: 8 Oct 2018, 01:26 pm »
Well-Temperd is still in business; why not ask them??

mick wolfe

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Re: Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s
« Reply #3 on: 8 Oct 2018, 04:08 pm »
Honestly, why not just sell all these old tables and buy a new or slightly used Amadeus or Simplex?  You seem to have a lot of issues with these older tables.

+1. Problems solved.

daveyonthecoast

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Re: Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s
« Reply #4 on: 10 Oct 2018, 08:32 am »
Wow
I did not expense, a negative response
?? from Well Tempered owners!!
All I want to know will the "margio cup" that I had on my Classic, will fit the well tempered Reference, and any upgrades re: the belt, someone told me a belt from orgin, will give a big difference??
Hoping someone will help??
Many Thanks
David
Australia

dB Cooper

Re: Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s
« Reply #5 on: 10 Oct 2018, 12:25 pm »
To repeat myself, the people who made it- who are still in business- should know.... Why not ask them?

daveyonthecoast

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Re: Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s
« Reply #6 on: 11 Oct 2018, 09:00 am »
I have tried??, to contact them? no reponce??,
Wow what a snob site?? Mike Peanda. all I ask is a few questions, to be address ??
Can someone, please, help??
To the person, that has replied to my questions??, why the agro!!!, are you a mole, for the new line of the well Tempered labs, to me the new range, sounds lite-weight to me, made in "china" with lite weight materials, I can tell you have no idea??
Can some one, get back to me??, this bloke has no idea!!, please any one, there can you answered, me the above, people this bloke is not a guru, on the well tempered labs TT??
example, which country was the original, plinth made??
See what you are made off??
David
Sweden

mick wolfe

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Re: Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s
« Reply #7 on: 11 Oct 2018, 05:27 pm »
You're probably asking questions only William Firebaugh could answer. I would guess the tables you have date well before Mike Pranka was involved with WTL. I wouldn't blame him. If you're getting no response from info@welltemperedlab.net, I'm at a loss as to what to tell you.

Vic

Re: Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s
« Reply #8 on: 13 Nov 2018, 05:30 am »
Davey, sorry to hear about the misfortune on your stairs, yikes.

I'm not sure if can offer much informative help. Could you describe or photo the damage?
 
When you say "arm clamp I'm assuming its the tonearm cup, towers, and anti-skate booms? None of which are similar to the current Player arm replica which also lacks the on-the-fly azimuth adjustment.

Wasn't the Maringo simply a chunky metal cup with the well tempered components attached?

The tower and boom pieces could be easily replicated by a hobbyist machinist. The arm and paddle are another story.

IMO the current WT line is less desirable compared to a Classic Reference but thats me. Search the internet every few days for an old Classic for the parts you might need.   

Whitespider

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Re: Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s
« Reply #9 on: 13 Nov 2018, 08:13 pm »
There seems to be a bit on confusions with the Well Tempered turntables.  If you are referring to the Well Tempered Reference made with the Fountainhead plinth, these tables (and all the tables with the round motors) were not designed by Bill Firebaugh but by designers at Transparent Audio.  Bill Firebaugh was only directly responsible for the square motor units along with the current turntables  with the golfball arm design tonearms and the thread driven platters.

Back to the Marigo clamp.  Are you referring to the clamp around the bearing cup?  I seriously doubt that would fit the Reference arm, besides which it would not be needed since the reference arm has a two wall damped cup.  But you can try asking  Marigo Labs  marigoaudio@frontier.com .

You can change the belt to a thread drive via a new pulley.  For that you can contact Well Tempered.  There's a chance they no longer make this part for the older motors.

-E

mick wolfe

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Re: Well Tempered Rererence from the 90,s
« Reply #10 on: 14 Nov 2018, 04:53 pm »
Thanks for that info on Well Tempered's history. I remember Transparent getting involved at some point. Always heard talk of that not being one of the greatest relationships for Firebaugh.