Hope you don't mind me adding this one, basically for universal or TT specific tweaks that anyone finds to be beneficial.
I've prattled on about my deck in other threads before (Manticore Mantra/Alphason XenonMCS/ATOC9MLII). I've tried a few things on it but I have U-turned on one after spending some time with it.
An acrylic platter, I liked what I heard at first but as I dug deeper into my collection and spent a couple of months with it, I tried returning to the original glass platter which, after adding the circumferal damping band that came with the acrylic, has won the day.
There is a deadening of notes with the acrylic, decays are shorter, tiny nuances less defined, tone is a little darker but bass is very (too?) tight.
So, damping ring on a glass platter is best on my deck.
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Fully Modded Pssst ! Got any spare capacitors ?
Glass cones, hollowed out a little at the small end, ball bearing on top, and cross head screw of TT feet sits on that. I've since added a rubber O-ring to the foot of the cone and I guess two "damping rings" to the main body of the cone.
Works for me, as good as anything else I have used (also use three, points down, under the CDP).
Chris, I had access to 3 stonemasons in my area and I paid €30 per sq. m for 30mm Galician slate and that included polishing the top and an extra €10 for the sides to be polished.
I'm sure you must have stonemasons in your area as well.
In fact I could have had a very nice business selling double plinths to the Idler crowd but it was impossible to get the idiots to understand what was required.
There was an Englishman living in north Wales who was making fortunes selling them to those who would pay ie. double plinth, first plinth beautifully worked to be sure for the Garrard 301/401 crowd sitting on spikes to a simple second plinth both 30mm - price £2000 and that did not include delivery.
They used to be sold via World Designs and when I punched in delivery to Spain it was £379. If only those stupid Spanish could have got their brains into gear - it will never happen.
Anyway if you can obtain a piece of that 30mm Galician slate - try it, it's not a big outlay. BTW have you ever visited a bar where they use 50mm slabs of slate for bar counter, it looks fabulous and lasts forever.
I've been promising myself, for years , to make a decent cabinet to include said slate for all shelves.
As bar tops, yeah they look fab. Depending on the age of your license and whether it is for a bar or restaurant there is a pitfall. latest leg. says only stainless steel or, wait for for it, wood!? I wish they'd make there minds up in the Fashion-hygiene-dept.