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Old 12-04-2007, 03:12 PM
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try to get elastics that are about 1/4'' wide and use an equal amount on each roll of tape i find rolls of packing tape and duct tape are good(full rolls for stability) 16 elastics on each roll evenly spaced should do it ive used this system in many setups when travelling and it worked great for feedback supression

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thanks Fred. i used this method and it worked well...though the rear left corner of the tt sags a bit...would 32 elastics be too much to supress feedback?
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:35 PM
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i would add more elastics individually until you get the balance correct...
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Freefloats

How about using these?
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:30 AM
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The Freefloats work fine. Until you get a puncture. Thats $40/pair down the drain. I have been using Squash ball halves before the freefloats arrived and after both pairs got punctured. They are more compact and hygienic IMO.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:22 AM
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sandblaster

DIY sandblaster:

http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/sandblaster_e.html

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Old 12-05-2007, 10:54 AM
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These things are discussed in the archive - try a search.

The bottom line is that the centre-of-gravity in a Technics is towards the back, where the transformer and tonearm mounting is. This means that, no matter how much you jack up the feet, the deck will always lean backwards with one of these inflatable devices - it does not have independent suspension.

If your deck isn't level, you risk damaging records, increasing distortion - and wearing your stylus's suspension asymetrically.

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Old 12-05-2007, 12:48 PM
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i'd say, if you wanna take your table for a summerswim, it's alright, otherwise consider something serious.
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:32 PM
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i'd say, if you wanna take your table for a summerswim....

I hear you can get them really clean that way.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:56 AM
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nice for holidays at the beach. the kids will love it.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:11 PM
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FYI: Apparently, Isonoe replaces the elastics for free if they crack like mine did.
I had completly forgotten about it, as I've been too busy with other stuff.
I'll send them a mail tomorrow, and see what happens.

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However, all the rubber bands on one of my sets (I've got two slighly different sets of Isonoes) has developed cracks, and now two of the bands have snapped!
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:46 PM
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WOW, that's an old pic! Yes, that was at Coda, now closed. The ashtray method works very very well with a minimum of turntable movement like experienced with the old-fashioned way of rubber banding a board under the turntable in the old club style DJ deck.

Use the thickest rubber bands you can find at Staples and double them up across the tops of the ashtray. Part of the trick here is utilizing the feet of the turntable. The Technics 1200's design has heavy rubber matting in the base and the platter and damping in the feet. The original platter mat also helps but most people toss it.

One of the problems with the old style club decks is that the suspended wood board the turntable sits on can vibrate on itís own, especially in a heavy subwoofer application.

Best part of this: Each ashtray with bands is like less than a buck, the parts can be had everywhere and the bands can be replaced in seconds for pennies.

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Old 12-19-2007, 09:11 PM
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The feet on the Technics 1200s are perfectly adequate to be honest, thats what they were designed for.
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:48 PM
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I think there are plenty of folks on here that have experienced feedback with the standard feet since there are so many different solutions out there.
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:26 AM
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The feet on the Technics 1200s are perfectly adequate to be honest, thats what they were designed for.

What are you smoking?

If the standard feet are 'adequate', why - as Matt suggests - have so many people experienced LF feedback through the turntable's base, only to see it cured by installing an isolation device? Why do respected clubs such as Fabric go to great lengths to isolate their turntables?

Admittedly, you can get feedback at higher frequencies directly through the tonearm / cart, and there isn't much you can do about that (fitting a different arm is a good move in this scenario), but LF feedback through the base has been documented by countless engineers for decades...

You're trying to bait the group, right?

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Old 12-20-2007, 10:13 AM
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The feet on the Technics 1200s are perfectly adequate to be honest, thats what they were designed for.
LOL! The feet are one of the places Technics saw it fit to cut costs.
The non-pro versions (SL-18/17/1600Mk2) that came out at the same time had a double-sprung plinth, btw.
I wonder why...
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Ash trays. Didn't someone say to use tuna fish cans one time? Well, I had a lot of tuna melts for a few days, let's put it that way. Ash trays sound like a much better way of doing it.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:34 AM
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this is what i use

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Old 03-11-2008, 08:46 PM
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That's neat. Do you just put the table smack dab in the middle?
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Is the state of confusion. Hats off to you NY for upping us on the governer freak-contest. (easy. joke joke joke.)

I digress.

I cannot find those ashtrays ANYWHERE in a retail establishment.

Lighting up any smoke producing device will end up with black Suburbans in your neighborhood, hence, NO ONE sells ashtrays.

Any on-line establishments?
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:17 PM
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Smile Hopefully This Helps!

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I cannot find those ashtrays ANYWHERE in a retail establishment.

Lighting up any smoke producing device will end up with black Suburbans in your neighborhood, hence, NO ONE sells ashtrays.

Any on-line establishments?


Nobody sells ashtrays no more...... maybe in EBAY!

Ok here's what we did to my bro's console.

Went to HOME DEPOT/LOWE's and Bought those PVC tubes.
They are wide enough to fit a technics foot in it.( sizing depends on your preference)
They come in different thickness(or height)....we found a 3 inch pvc pipe. It's the perfect size for the TT's. Again, it's your preference!

NO CUTTING NEEDED!

It's in the PLUMBING /TUBES Section.

If i recall, it's the piece that joins two tubes together.

Thick Rubberbands are available in walmart for less.




Hopefully that helps

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Old 03-16-2008, 09:12 PM
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i've seen deepwell ashtrays in walmart recently
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