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Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 28 Aug 2018 00:42
by vintagesam
I have a Two part question regarding the oringinal rubber feet on my Pioneer PL514 turntable.
(1) is it necessary to replace worn out ones( 1969 ers) so as to prvent the motor from touching
(2) if so, where can I get a set of inexpensive one's so that won't break the bank. vintagesam

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 05:02
by LD100
Hopefully, they have something that's a match...
https://www.parts-express.com/cat/case-cabinet-feet/648

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 09:47
by bra10n

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 18:13
by Coffee Phil
Hi bra10n,

Those are quite nice, but a bit more spendy than I like. I just fell heir to a somewhat basket case Kenwood KD 500 which is missing its feet. After sorting out the other issues I will be needing feet. As nice a machine as the Kenwood is, I think it is worthy so I'm tempted. Who knows, I may put them on my present KD 500 and "demote" the OEM feet to the machine which I'm working on.

Phil

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 22:05
by bra10n
Hi Phil,

Hope you are well :)

Let me try halve your spend-pain and link to these which might actually hold some appeal...

https://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-stereo ... n.-en.html

Best wishes

Dennis

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 01 Sep 2018 00:51
by Coffee Phil
Hi Dennis,

Thanks! After all the sweat equity to get this basket case KD500 going I just may pop for the nice metal ones as they look more believable compared to the feet on my good KD500.

Phil
bra10n wrote:Hi Phil,

Hope you are well :)

Let me try halve your spend-pain and link to these which might actually hold some appeal...

https://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-stereo ... n.-en.html

Best wishes

Dennis

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 10 Oct 2018 13:48
by MonsterMawd
They make feet for pioneer TTs as well, https://mnpctech.com/turntable-feet-rep ... isolation/

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 20 Oct 2018 15:11
by sunderwood
A low cost way to go is vibrapods.

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 29 Oct 2018 23:13
by Neilsan
http://www.brightstaraudio.com/isonode.html
Got the extra large ones under my 2 turntables and other gear.No bouncing of the arms when someone walks past now.
(Old house)

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 30 Oct 2018 00:38
by AsOriginallyRecorded
As an adjunct to the previous and specifically last comment, the pure logic is to replace the original feet with virtually anything you like that performs the same function, maybe even moreso given the advance of technology. For the purists, you will need to pursue the originals or a clone, but as always, function should lead form......or form follows function for you sticklers. There are lots of options if you are not a purist. 8)

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 30 Jan 2019 13:20
by AudioFeline
For a lower-end turntable some rubber stoppers from a hardware store will provide the same function.
For something fancier to give greater isolation, use cut squash balls or sorbothane.

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 03 Feb 2019 14:47
by royal_mile
I tried quite a few aluminium and rubber and while they looked pretty, they didn't offer the same kind of isolation as the original spring and rubber feet.

I recently adapted some Isonoe feet from M6 to M4 to fit my heavy Toshiba SR370 and the results have been a lot better than I expected. With these feet, the turntable is suspended by a series of rubber strands.

http://www.isonoe.com/products2/audio-isolation-system/

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 09 Jul 2019 18:59
by MonsterMawd
I've also seen people use foam pads with butcher blocks under their tables.

Re: Worn out rubber feet on a turntable

Posted: 09 Jul 2019 19:35
by lenjack
While the oem's probably would look and fit better, you probably can't get them in most cases, and all these others are certainly suitable subtsitutes.