Levitating Turntable

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by lenjack » 02 May 2019 17:28

Absolutely correct. Record head needs wide gap, and playback had needs narrow gap, for optimum performance.

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by BMRR » 02 May 2019 23:37

Guys, it was a joke and a play on words. I'm well aware of what three-headed cassette decks are all about. :roll:

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by H. callahan » 03 May 2019 06:04

I also know about the benefits of a three-head over a two-head deck.
I just had to laugh because it was "two-headed-woman next to the three-headed-deck" - as if a three-headed deck had three human heads, understand?

Also BMRR put a " :wink: " behind his comment to show that he was just joking, so i thought it was obvious that its not about putting down three-headed decks.

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by BMRR » 03 May 2019 15:00

Now that cassettes are seeing a resurgence, will the folks behind the Levitating Turntable come out with a Levitating Cassette Deck? Will the cassette float in space, suspended by magnetic levitation that conveniently erases the tape for you after every play? Will early backers on Kickstarter get free mix tapes? Stay tuned!

:lol:

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by H. callahan » 03 May 2019 15:07

You´re killing me... :lol:

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by lenjack » 03 May 2019 16:54

Levitating speakers #-o =P~ =D> 8) :lol: I'm working on it now :!:

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by gullkeoby » 03 May 2019 17:48

very interesting....but levitating records are invented very early....if a Lp or single records are bad...just after some time they start to levitate...and fly around too...

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by tep392 » 03 May 2019 17:50

BMRR wrote:
03 May 2019 15:00
Now that cassettes are seeing a resurgence, will the folks behind the Levitating Turntable come out with a Levitating Cassette Deck? Will the cassette float in space, suspended by magnetic levitation that conveniently erases the tape for you after every play? Will early backers on Kickstarter get free mix tapes? Stay tuned!

:lol:
There are still people out there trying to screw up cassette player design. I think this idea died due to conceptual flaws that should have been obvious. Maybe in this day of digital audio, people have forgotten what Wow and Flutter are.
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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by lenjack » 03 May 2019 17:53

Wow and flutter are the latest rock band. Don't tell me you didn't know that.

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by H. callahan » 04 May 2019 07:21

lenjack wrote:
03 May 2019 16:54
Levitating speakers #-o =P~ =D> 8) :lol: I'm working on it now :!:
I´m afraid, but you might be a little late on this...
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...just a little.
...pay special attention to all these being bluetooth-connected. No more inconvenient cables ahhhhh, what a relief... but you need power to levitate the speaker, power for bluetooth, the speaker needs a battery which has to be charged... its so ecological...
...and finally the sound quality. For decades people thought a speaker driver should be as stable as possible, now they prove us wrong!
gullkeoby wrote:
03 May 2019 17:48
very interesting....but levitating records are invented very early....if a Lp or single records are bad...just after some time they start to levitate...and fly around too...
LOL

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by davidsrsb » 04 May 2019 10:43

These speakers are marketed as gimmicks and for effect, not some magical sound quality

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by lenjack » 04 May 2019 16:13

H. callahan wrote:
04 May 2019 07:21
lenjack wrote:
03 May 2019 16:54
Levitating speakers #-o =P~ =D> 8) :lol: I'm working on it now :!:
I´m afraid, but you might be a little late on this...
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...just a little.
...pay special attention to all these being bluetooth-connected. No more inconvenient cables ahhhhh, what a relief... but you need power to levitate the speaker, power for bluetooth, the speaker needs a battery which has to be charged... its so ecological...
...and finally the sound quality. For decades people thought a speaker driver should be as stable as possible, now they prove us wrong!
gullkeoby wrote:
03 May 2019 17:48
very interesting....but levitating records are invented very early....if a Lp or single records are bad...just after some time they start to levitate...and fly around too...
LOL
What are these? Haven't seen them before.

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by H. callahan » 05 May 2019 04:25

These actual are levitating speakers, i havn´t followed it but they should be around for about one or two years now - i think someone allready posted a picture when the maglev-kickstarter was on.

davidsrsb wrote:
04 May 2019 10:43
These speakers are marketed as gimmicks and for effect, not some magical sound quality
I´m not sure if they are just marketed as a gimmick, have a look at the description here:

https://www.amazon.in/Levitating-Blueto ... B072DRGF5H

"great sound - due to the fact that the speaker does not touch the ground, it does not lose sound through vibration this results in a cleaner sound"

From a technical point of view they are a total mess. They just cannot sound as good as a stationary speaker but consume more power due to levitation and bluetooth (and leds i guess).

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by davidsrsb » 05 May 2019 06:18

False advertising as the magnetic field still couples forces from the speaker to the support, otherwise the speaker would start bobbing forward and back with bass.
As there will be more movement than a conventional speaker, you get extra doppler distortion for free

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Re: Levitating Turntable

Post by H. callahan » 06 May 2019 04:12

Exactly.

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