kenwood61 wrote:Hey guys, thanks! Today, I got back on track with this project.
Panman, I already have my 047 cap ready to go and I picked up 18 g hookup wire at RadShack today. It is the same size as my original wiring. However, I do NOT have a wiring diagram and figure I'll have to find that in the next week or two.
RS, I was able to drill one RCA jack hole and the grounding plug hole today. I have an old belt-drive drill press that has a base and shelf that are in the way of allowing me to get the "outer" RCA jack hole, since there is not enough space. I hope to adjust the head unit to rotate on the post. We'll see. I also have to figure out how to cleanly and squarely countersink that back (inside of plinth) of the grounding plug hole since the threaded shaft is not long enough to pass through. But I'll post some pics tomorrow.
In the meantime, I have a set of Linn Nirvana springs that are the exact height and a little thicker than the stock springs. But they are machined at top and bottom, so that they are level.
I also picked up two hole saws. A 2.5" for the armboard hole, 19mm for the power switch. We'll see how those work out. If they do, I'll get a third for the extension plate for the Michell VTA and mounting stem to go through.
Don't know if I'll use it yet, but I picked up some Bondo Easy Finish Heavy Duty Rubberized Undercoating. I would use it as a sound deadener. Here's a link:
But I still want to find the adhesive backed sound sheets. I get supplies at Parts Express when I can buy enough to justify the shipping charges . . . so I'll check again. I need to get another IEC for my Thorens table when I get around to building a new plinth on that. But first things first . . .
Alec, I want to stay away from Dynamat for two reasons. Cost is the main reason. But I've seen thinner sheets that I think look more to my liking (I'm weird that way).
Before you put the table together, email me and I'll show you how to balance/level the system first. Instead of trying to get it "right" once all put back together.
I'm interested in your method for balancing/leveling the AR- please PM!