Nothing to do with
Wimbo wrote:Please remember that the RD11S had nothing to do with the Linn. This was designed by the Dunlop company (Systemdeck) who called themselves Ariston Audio. The big cafuffle back in 71 was based on the RD11 ( Hamish Robertsons design,original Ariston Company owner ) that was manufactured by Ivor Teifenbruns dad's company, Castle Precision. Hamish was already dead when the "S" was designed and released.
is over the top IMO. A lot to do with with a joined and linked history, brand name, people and design. Even if they do bare their singular differences, in time also. True !
They were smaller brands than Thorens with a "finer" craft finish in the production of the turntable components, assembly and price in the end aimed at another wallet market reflecting that.
Often claimed to be of better build and design, they actually stolen their designs from the Thorens turntables and gave them solid wood plinth and heavier overall chassis caliber.
This indisputably would benefit the deck inertia ability and dampening. The supposedly better machined spindle bearing implies that the Thorens one's would not be that good. News to me...
Those objectively better features are often DIY done by enlightened Thorens turntable tweaker. They can even be done without changing the original outside look for those who prefer them such.