Battery powered LPT !

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Battery powered LPT !

Post by rolleye » 17 Jan 2020 21:59

First time on here for some time but I thought I’d let those who are interested in this sort of thing know that I’m now running a battery
powered LPT.

The original psu board for the turntable died some years ago and I’d had the idea of using an OL motor but due to the move to N.Wales just haven’t had the time. However I came across an Anni motor and battery psu last year and fitted it just before Xmas and have recently been having great fun listening to it with using an Audiomods series 6 arm and 2m black.

To say I’m pleased is an understatement as it’s astonishingly good and gives my mains powered Anniversary a run for its money.

If I can remember how to upload pics I’ll post some over the weekend.

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Post by backtotheblack » 18 Jan 2020 01:00

superb. only problem with running from battery is that battery's are diminishing returns. as they loose charge the circuit has to compensate. better running a PSU, no need for regulation as thats onboard.

i do love the sound of the LPT when properly fettled. smooth, authoritative and dark. as far as i'm concerned they were the best TT for the money at the time.

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Post by rolleye » 18 Jan 2020 17:51

Agreed, it’s a cracking turntable even by today’s standards.

I’ve uploaded pics but don’t seem able to get them into a post, it’s changed a bit since I did it last, could someone explain how it’s done now.

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Post by rolleye » 23 Jan 2020 18:18

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If I get time tonight I’ll put a couple more pics up with more detail.

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Post by backtotheblack » 24 Jan 2020 02:10

looks superb, bet it sound superb :-)

those AM mk6 look interesting, can you adjust the azimuth on them?

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Post by Big Al » 26 Jan 2020 12:37

It does indeed look lovely. I once used the same stand (Target?) for my LPT with the Cyrus One by its side. How easy is it to service or replace the batteries I wonder.

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Post by abril » 26 Jan 2020 14:55

Remember well the difference converting my old LPT to a Technics FG DC servo motor made,altogether cleaner and more dynamic sound,a little slower to start up but absolutely stable - would never go back to AC power on one.

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Post by stuartypoorty » 27 Jan 2020 13:17

What a great intervention.

Does this mean that LPT owners could opt for a battery operated Annie PSU and substantially upgrade their tables?

I know that True Point are going to be gearing up this year with new products so that could be a possibility to secure a new PSU.

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Post by abril » 27 Jan 2020 17:43

I know that True Point are going to be gearing up this year with new products so that could be a possibility to secure a new PSU.
I wonder what their product will be - it was them that bought my DC'd LPT :lol:

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Post by stuartypoorty » 27 Jan 2020 19:23

abril wrote:
27 Jan 2020 17:43
I wonder what their product will be - it was them that bought my DC'd LPT :lol:
Charles at True Point sent me images of their prototype Big Pink Thing, along with some new and conventionally styled Power Supply Units.

If the website is indicative of imminent developments they should available soon.

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Post by rolleye » 06 Feb 2020 16:37

“How easy is it to service or replace the batteries I wonder“

Not difficult at all, batteries are 2x6v dc 1.0ah sealed lead acid in series or as used in this instance, one 12v dc 2.1ah again sla type.

Average battery life span 5-7 yrs and maintenance free.

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Post by rolleye » 06 Feb 2020 16:41

“those AM mk6 look interesting, can you adjust the azimuth on them?”

Yes , there is a small grub screw at the bearing end of the arm tube which allows azimuth adjustments.

Great arm, certainly works well on the LPT.

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Post by Big Al » 06 Feb 2020 22:00

abril wrote:
27 Jan 2020 17:43
I know that True Point are going to be gearing up this year with new products so that could be a possibility to secure a new PSU.
I wonder what their product will be - it was them that bought my DC'd LPT :lol:
Good luck to True Point. I hadn’t looked at the Funk website for a while and note that they no longer provide upgrades to PT turntables, or at least don’t advertise it.

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