My first post too. I would like to ask for some advice.
I recently bought a Hydraulic Reference, missing its oil-bath and a few other bits and pieces, and took it to Michell at Borehamwood, where 'Bill' fixed everything - (he took the original tunrtable into the 'Clockwork Orange' set,so I imagine he must have worked for Transcriptors then) Facinating place- but I digress.
I would like to tweak it - any suggestions? I have heard of additions such as an acrylic platter, or damping rings on the motor - it seems too good a build, it should benefit from ideas that must have come up in the last 35 years.
It's the last one in the hydraulic series, the one where Michell turned the platter 'weights' upside down to get more contact with the vinyl, and put large black plastic rings on top of the 'weights'. Its quite beautiful.
Any suggestions for cartridge, please, it has the original 'fluid arm'? I was thinking Grado Prestige Gold?
Thank you for any help you can give me-it doesnt sound as good as my Linn Sondek, but I could watch it for hours...