Good evening everyone,
I have a VPI HW-19 Mk2 turntable. I just purchased a VPI TNT super platter as an upgrade path. The original platter weighed 8.8 pounds. The TNT acrylic platter weighs a little more. My concern has to do with whether the original motor can drive this added weight. This super platter was used on a VPI Mk 3. so am I assuming correctly that the same motor was used on the Mk 2 as well as the Mk 3? If that is the case I should not have a problem.
My one other concern is where to obtain the rubber washer that goes directy on the platter under the record. I plan to use a VPI record screw down clamp. Presently, I don't have this rubber washer. Is it possible to order it or can I pick one up from Home Depot? What is the correct size I should be looking for?
As soon as I get my SME tone arm back from Canada and my Magnapan speakers from Peter Gunn I plan to set up the system and take some photos. I hope to post a few here. Thanks all for your help. Thanks again for all comments.