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  1. hi tarzan they are stable , how ever the platter is back in truepoint getting the holes put in , so i can fit the weights , this would mean the platter will be heavier than the orbe , it may be too heavey i i will not know until it is back , having the extra weight of the platter has made the deck more stable for speed with the 2 belts , run it for 3 days and nights , the speed registered was 33.3 , it never changed, thanks for the double pulley tarzan , michell web site says something cool is coming , ( lets see ) it was big , but now cool pete
  2. well you never know, Michell have been saying there is an upgrade for a year ,with a mk2 cusis on the list , but i fear the prices will kill it off , in my own opinion, what ever it is i suppose it will end up being over priced, i.e BIG price,
  3. it could be just that i am fooling my self after paying for the platter material , which is back at Truepoint getting the 6 holes put in the under side, to give the platter more mass with the weights off my gyro platter screwed into it , , it may mean it is totaly useless, i just dont no , and i should get the invoice when it is done, in the mean time i am looking for a used orbe clamp ,the cost of this is getting out of hand , TruePoint are not cheap , i noticed The Michell web site says something BIG is Coming ,and all the information has been removed, i hope it is a new deck or the gyro totaly revamped, pete
  4. The pylons are sold as a kit with the bearings by Truepoint , so no need to look around to upgrade that part of the deck any further with mag lev feet , they work stright out of the box, if you do not want to use the bearings just ask truepoint not to put them in and the price should be reduced , if not contact me and i will have a word, i dont supply or make them now, but will help if needed, The problems have been with the position of the suspension posts , are normaly out , i had an orbe in canada that had one post leaning out of perpendicular to get around that he simply removed the bush , which is there to help stop wow , removeing one bush does not effect the performance , the platter above is just some thing i have wanted to try , after all michell make one in black ,with a wacking great big hole in the center , the one i had made the main bearing is a slide fit into the bottom of the platter , which has made the platter 4.4 kg , orbe i think is about 4.7 , so not far off the same weight , as the orbe platter , The platter has just been sent back to truepoint to have 6 holes done in the base so i can screw the weights into it off my gyro platter to give it more mass, all i can say is that the platter wow did not move on the tachometer i have , although it is a cheap one from ebay , it stayed on 33.3, rpm through out the time the platter was fitted over christmas, i dont have any way of measuring the wow , but had an email saying with the kit fitted on a orbe in the usa , it was about .01 , which i cannot confirm , the platter seems to keep the wow stable, but i only have my ears, as proof , i am always trying to improve what has been done, the mad scientist who owns a gyro , the problem with the cost is they are all one offs , Michell make a lot of platters in one go and arm boards, it takes trueppoint a day to make a platter done on Center lathe by hand, it would be different if he could make 20 in a CNC, no large quantities means higher labour costs aded to the final price , which i am still waiting on , material of 50 mm acrylic is £90 , -£100, with out any machine shop costs, The same for the armboards depending on which board is wanted, so yes they are expensive it is something i have nothing to do with , i just think these things up ,draw them out and let truepoint make them and sell them if they work to keep my mad scientist costs down atb pete
  5. he sent me pictures of his deck it looks like the older version with the 3 screwholes that hole the motor on the chassis , the new dc version is held in a rubber sock, and not by a nut ,the motor is left suspended in mid air what i did was to add a seal to support the motor and the rubber ,
  6. i suppose you could modifi it using the rubber isolation bobbins , or use thick sorbothane, the best thing would be to contact michell when the holiday is over , it looks like a mk1 version , with the AC motor , if you use the bobbins you would have to drill 3 or 4 holes and add either nuts or bolts, for them to fit , i take it you are not in the uk , so i would also buy some grungebuster pads, and use them to replace the cork , atb pete
  7. nope i have not done anything to the ac version , it is an older deck that the motor is screwed to the chassis , the dc version is held in a rubber mount , but we added support to that with the use of a seal ,sorry i cannot help
  8. https://www.stereophile.com/content/palmer-audio-25-turntable-audio-origami-pu7-tonearm
  9. https://www.playstereo.com/en/giradischi/3068-palmer-audio-25-12-turntable.html#
  10. i have some 14year old oban , realy nice , just to sip and enjoy ,with one ice cube ,
  11. now with the acromat on , lost a little but of bass, but every thing else is the same, all the best to eveyone on Wam ,
  12. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/before-claiming/if-you-get-dla/ read this on the CAB try this , they will help ,https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/
  13. hi Tarzan , i may put the double pully on tonight ,which you gave me , the speed is very stable , must be the mix of the pylons and the extra weight of the platter , or the feet that stop the deck from moving , some experiments need to be done first , with or with out the cork mat , which is 5mm home made one , a 3mm plane cork and a 2mm cork and rubber , glued together , which is being used now, any static is reduced to just removing the lp on the 180grm stuff , but none on the thin 1970 -2000 vinlys , it is hard to explane exactly the main differences in the 2 platters , one is it seems more speed stable, with the extra weight , but why the bass extension has gone up along with cleaner mids and better highs and voicing i just do not know why that should happen , it could be what i call the whish effect , i wish it is better ,so it is , i wish that all the hard work pays off, and it does , But most of all is i wish i could explane why this deck is now 100% better than when i stated, and why the orbe now gets better to listern too with tweeked parts from me, but most of all i wish every one a happy christmas and a happy new year ,