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Postby Blaine78 » 29 May 2013 03:27

Hi,
Anybody using and can comment on Michael Lim's aluminium subplatter?
I have an RP3.
I've heard the subplatter is a good match for Rega, keeps the Rega signature sound.
Groovetracer I find a bit expensive, Lim's price is about right for $150.
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby fretlessVI » 30 May 2013 21:53

I'm using one on my mono P2 that was put together with various parts.I also got a buddy to put one on his RP1. It works perfectly on both tables.
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby Wozza » 30 May 2013 22:53

I would pick the Groovetracer every time, but its your money.
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby Devilscucumber » 30 May 2013 23:53

Wozza wrote:I would pick the Groovetracer every time, but its your money.

Have you done a direct comparison? (That would be more relevant). I've got one and it is beautifully engineered but unlike the top Groovetracer models there are no pads (Delrin for ref GT sub). I'm now waiting on Gus's Argentinian Sub (another VE member) so I'll have the budget end of the subs well covered.
I added the Zirc bearing from Boca myself, (comes with the top GT) at a small cost and the noise floor dropped away substantially.
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby JohnMichael » 31 May 2013 01:37

I have the Deepgroove subplatter and it does all I ask for it to do. I have Michael's braces which are well engineered. If I did not already have a subplatter I would go for Michael's subplatter.
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby Devilscucumber » 02 Jun 2013 01:08

Just another thought, Rega uses direct aluminum contact with the glass platter on the RP 6 so I'm wondering if decoupling is really the aim or if the metal contact further deadens the glass anyway?
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby tomytoons » 02 Jun 2013 16:40

Strange they should have just made it all metal. That short plastic spindle too.
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby Blaine78 » 11 Jun 2013 01:36

Devilscucumber wrote:Just another thought, Rega uses direct aluminum contact with the glass platter on the RP 6 so I'm wondering if decoupling is really the aim or if the metal contact further deadens the glass anyway?


Same goes with subs for the P9 and RP8. Is why i'm thinking Lim's sub closer to Rega sub platter than other offerings.
There are a few sub platters to choose from. Still undecided. GT are out of my price range and find bit over priced too. Lim and Argentinian sub-platters are reasonably priced and likely to choose one them.
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby accelor8 » 12 Jun 2013 07:54

I added the reference GT to my P3-24 before knowing Mr Lims products even existed but have added all of his bits and heard a distinguished sound improvement every time. Michaels parts are precision machined and he is a gentleman to deal with so I personally would have no hesitation purchasing the subplatter
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby Devilscucumber » 14 Jun 2013 00:08

Blaine78 wrote:
Devilscucumber wrote:Just another thought, Rega uses direct aluminum contact with the glass platter on the RP 6 so I'm wondering if decoupling is really the aim or if the metal contact further deadens the glass anyway?


Same goes with subs for the P9 and RP8. Is why i'm thinking Lim's sub closer to Rega sub platter than other offerings.
There are a few sub platters to choose from. Still undecided. GT are out of my price range and find bit over priced too. Lim and Argentinian sub-platters are reasonably priced and likely to choose one them.

I'm going to install the Argentine sub platter in my second Planar 3 sometime in the next few days, (its got the same Denon cart as yours), I'll post my impressions. It does have black rubber decoupling rings (for the glass platter, according to Gus). Its definitely much heavier (stainless steel) than Michael's aluminum sub. Don't know if this is desirable re-wear in the bearing well?
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby tomytoons » 14 Jun 2013 02:17

The hub is aluminum, also very nicely made good price too.

"6061-T6 Aluminum hub"

You are right it looks much heavier and not machined out. That is not going to resonate at all.
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby Blaine78 » 15 Jun 2013 05:32

Devilscucumber wrote:I'm going to install the Argentine sub platter in my second Planar 3 sometime in the next few days, (its got the same Denon cart as yours), I'll post my impressions. It does have black rubber decoupling rings (for the glass platter, according to Gus). Its definitely much heavier (stainless steel) than Michael's aluminum sub. Don't know if this is desirable re-wear in the bearing well?


Love to hear your thoughts when you get Argentinian platter installed. :)
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby Devilscucumber » 16 Jun 2013 02:00

tomytoons wrote:The hub is aluminum, also very nicely made good price too.

"6061-T6 Aluminum hub"

You are right it looks much heavier and not machined out. That is not going to resonate at all.

Quite right! Aluminum not stainless hub. Just felt very heavy.
Michael's also has a dispersal pattern machined onto the top surface.
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby Blaine78 » 21 Jun 2013 01:07

Hi DC,
Have you had the chance to test out Michael's Subplatter? Thinking it could be the one for me.
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Re: Michael Lim's Subplatter

Postby Blaine78 » 21 Jun 2013 06:51

*oops, I meant Argentinian platter.
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