Dustcover micro seiki dd40

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Bartie67
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Dustcover micro seiki dd40

Post by Bartie67 » 10 Sep 2018 23:00

Hi everyone , as a newbie on the forum I would like to introduce myself. I'm Bart , 51 years old and I live in Ostend , Belgium.
25 years ago I bought my first DD40 , it was a great solid table. 7 years ago we moved to a new house and the table did disapear... I only noticed it a couple of months later. Ever since I did feel bad about it .
Now I will be the proud owner of a DD-40 again. Next week I will pick one up at a local shop.
To bad it will cost me the double amount of money when I bought one 25 ago.
I do not know if there will be a suitable dustcover included.
The hindges are included.
There are several guys who make a acrylic dustcover for a nice deal , but I do not know the outside dimensions of a dustcover for this diamond.
I did some research but did not find anything about the cover dimensions.
Does anyone have the exact outer dimensions of the original cover?
Greetings from Belgium

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Re: Dustcover micro seiki dd40

Post by Pryso » 14 Sep 2018 22:19

Bartie,

Sorry but I'm in the States so this is in inches. The original dustcover fits around the outside of the plinth. So I measured the top of the plinth. You'll need something just barely larger.

Width: 18 11/16 "
Depth: 13 7/8"
Height: 2/ 7/8" (Note, clearance to top of arm assembly is 2 3/8")

Hope this helps. Good luck and enjoy it.

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Re: Dustcover micro seiki dd40

Post by Bartie67 » 15 Sep 2018 08:09

Thank you Pryso
What do you mean by 'clearence to top assembly ,

18 11/16" =47,46 cm
13 7/8 " = 34,25 cm
2 7/8". = 7,30 cm

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Re: Dustcover micro seiki dd40

Post by Bartie67 » 15 Sep 2018 17:43

If I look in the manual of the DD-40 the dimensions are
W 19 9/16. (49,7 cm )
D 15 5/32. (38,5 cm)

If those are the dimensions of the turntable and the dustcover needs to be bigger , there's something wrong with the dimensions you gave me.

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Re: Dustcover micro seiki dd40

Post by Woodbrains » 15 Sep 2018 20:42

Hello,

There are protrusions to the sides and back of the plinth, which will give a bigger overall measurement, than the top of the actual plinth. The manual states overall dimension, the measurements you have been given by Pryso are clearly an accurate measurement of the plinth top. No I don't own one of these, but am just interested. I would wait until you get your DD40 before committing to having a cover made anyway.

Mike.

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Re: Dustcover micro seiki dd40

Post by Pryso » 15 Sep 2018 22:01

Bartie,

Yes, as Mike confirmed, the dimensions I offered were made at the top side of the plinth. This is what the dust cover fits over in this design. There is a stopper on each side of the plinth near the front for the lid to rest on. With some other tables it may rest on top of the plinth itself.

At first I was going to measure the dust cover itself, but then I realize that might not be helpful. For one thing there is a slight taper in the sides of the cover, so it's topside is slightly smaller than the base. Also, such dimensions could vary depending on the thickness of the plastic used. So it seemed best to provide the dimensions the cover must fit over.

For height, that is the measurement of the inside of the cover. What I called "clearance to top of arm assembly" is the vertical dimension as my arm is set up for VTA, which the cover must clear when the arm is at rest. The difference of 1/2" simply gives margin for a higher setting of the arm if needed.

I appreciate you may be anxious to get on with this project but I agree with Mike, best to wait until you have the unit in hand. You can always cover it with a cloth once you have it set up to play, until such time as you have a cover fabricated. It will likely sound better with the cover off anyway. :lol:

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Re: Dustcover micro seiki dd40

Post by Bartie67 » 15 Sep 2018 23:07

[album][/album]Well , this is really helpful guys , thanks for the info .
I made a deal with the seller and he makes dustcovers as well . It's open at the sides. And can be put up during play
He will provide me with a nice , modern home made dustcover.
It does not use the hinges. He uses the braces where the hinges normally get fixed on the table.
He puts some wood between it ,where the dustcover can rest on. He colours the wood in mahonie so it will match the table. I did not see the result yet but I will keep you updated.
The picture is an example of his dustcover.

Greetings from Belgium.
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Re: Dustcover micro seiki dd40

Post by Bartie67 » 18 Sep 2018 22:38

Finaly it's home...
The dustcover looks nice but to bad you can't use the hinges.

This TT plays more mature , everything sounds better... It has more depth in a way then the Onkyo....And it looks nicer as well....

What are your opinions about the dust cover ?
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