Show us your unique turntable or record player!

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by chgc » 01 Oct 2019 15:08

That’s a Bandai 8ban, which dates to 2004, as far as I know. I’m not aware of what preceded it in the tiny record player category, although I’m not surprised to hear it wasn’t the first. I offered it here as a possible antidote to the Dereneville VPM 2010-1, and because it was revived thanks to Jack White as the Triple Inchophone, and then as the Crosley RSD3 for Record Store Day 2019. So it actually has some relevance to the current vinyl music scene.

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Post by sliceofhogan » 02 Oct 2019 11:46

Dereneville is a company i really respect, as they actually innovate...... unfortunately, to do this, research is a necessity ;)

One of my babies (sorry, no plastic)
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Post by chgc » 02 Oct 2019 14:28

To be clear, I intended no disrespect to Dereneville (about which I know almost nothing), or to the VPM 2010-1. I think that deck is glorious in its excess, and actually looks very nice. And, while I have no desire to own super high end stereo equipment, if some one were to offer me my choice of unobtanium turntables, I would probably chose that one. I like microscopes.

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Post by Derainer » 03 Oct 2019 14:20

Chgc, thank you,

once again: the VPM2010-1 is not for sale.
It is an experimental model to test the latest technologies.
All with the goal to achieve the best music reproduction of vinyl.

The developments that have emerged from this can be seen here:
http://www.dereneville.de/Products.html

And all these products, made in Germany, can be bought today.

Thank you,
Rainer

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Post by kylegser » 07 Oct 2019 22:25

Hope it's ok to put this here. I built it to see if I could. :D
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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 08 Oct 2019 06:07

kylegser wrote:
07 Oct 2019 22:25
Hope it's ok to put this here. I built it to see if I could. :D
Just curious, kylegser, and don't "needle" me for asking, but what actually IS it? What parts did you use to make this "frankentable"? :-k

I ask because it looks AWESOME and inquiring minds want to know! :wink:

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by kylegser » 08 Oct 2019 08:58

Hi vinyl master. It's a humble pioneer pl200x. Kept the metal base with the motor and auto return mechanism in situ. Built the plinth around it.

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Post by ravelax » 08 Oct 2019 20:56

Nice way to spice up a basically good, but in stock form pretty boring/cheap-looking turntable! Inspiring!

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Post by kylegser » 09 Oct 2019 11:49

Thanks ravelex. Thinking of doing something with an rp1 I have sitting.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by mikepick » 11 Oct 2019 03:43

Since we're showing custom builds, here's the Rek-o-kut Rondine L-34 I've been finishing up recently.

My father dug this up in the basement when I was back this summer, and I brought it home and built this custom cabinet (inspired by the old Braun designs, somewhat.) He had the base assembly along with an ESL 1000 tonearm stored away in great condition.

The plinth is 2 layers of MDF sandwiched between two layers of baltic birch, wrapped in a cherry exterior. The tonearm board is attached with sorbothane washers to try and reduce rumble. The lower base is also attached with sorbothane washers to reduce exterior vibration.

I'm pretty pleased with how the acrylic lid turned out, I bent it with the aid of a heat gun.

I fitted it with a Denon DL-103 and am currently working on a Bugle 2 preamp to match—I considered building the preamp into the cabinet but it seems more flexible to keep it external. Although headshells for this tonearm are nearly unobtanium, so changing carts doesn't seem like it going to happen often!
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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Tonybro » 11 Oct 2019 08:19

Hey, Mike, great piece of work. It looks great and retains a vintage style. 👍

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by ravelax » 11 Oct 2019 16:37

A very beautiful turntable! Really, really nice work on the plinth. As for the headshell, isn't it just a standard SME mount?

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by mikepick » 11 Oct 2019 18:21

Thanks Tonybro!

ravelax:
ravelax wrote:
11 Oct 2019 16:37
A very beautiful turntable! Really, really nice work on the plinth. As for the headshell, isn't it just a standard SME mount?
The headshell looks like SME, but the pins are arranged in a diamond formation, with the locking pin at top as with SME. Similar to EMT, but I'm not sure it's 100% compatible. Any ESL or early Ortofon headshells with that Deco styling are $100 and up at auction.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by ravelax » 11 Oct 2019 18:33

mikepick wrote:
11 Oct 2019 18:21
The headshell looks like SME, but the pins are arranged in a diamond formation, with the locking pin at top as with SME. Similar to EMT, but I'm not sure it's 100% compatible. Any ESL or early Ortofon headshells with that Deco styling are $100 and up at auction.
Ah, what a shame!

Might be possible to DIY something...

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by mikepick » 11 Oct 2019 21:03

ravelax wrote:
11 Oct 2019 18:33
mikepick wrote:
11 Oct 2019 18:21
The headshell looks like SME, but the pins are arranged in a diamond formation, with the locking pin at top as with SME. Similar to EMT, but I'm not sure it's 100% compatible. Any ESL or early Ortofon headshells with that Deco styling are $100 and up at auction.
Ah, what a shame!

Might be possible to DIY something...
Yes, well these are available, at this link and bulk by auction:

http://www.highendcity.com/headshell-plug-for-sme-emt/

which I've been considering as a fun project. It would also allow me to design a headshell with adjustable overhang, the ESL shell has fixed mounts for the cartridge. Although, the Denon sounds so nice that I'm not in a rush to change it out.

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