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Gus's subplatter & ME Technoweight

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So I did something silly today, two "upgrades" came in the post and I fitted both at the same time.

I don't know if it's the aluminium subplatter, red belt, tighter spindle on the vinyl or the Technoweight but… BOOM

Epic soundstage, immersive, subtleties in the music — brilliant.

 

Technoweight was a mild faff to fit — and for some reason the dots aren't quite giving me an exact 0.1g as it says. I had to use the mini scales I have to set it up to 2g

 

James

 

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RE: Gus's subplatter & ME Technoweight

hey JC, Ive got Gus subplatter here too, but the spindle is ever ever ever so smaller than the Rega so i have lateral play, when I insert - it drops straight down unlike the Rega one which takes ages. The result of this with the extra play with Gus's its causing some platter wobble. Was your a tight fit? ie did it go down slowly into the housing?

Mine ws a freebie from Gus, so I really need to let him know, i tried to shim it with tape but it didnt work arrggghh

 

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RE: Gus's subplatter & ME Technoweight

Mine was tight but didn't notice much difference from original plastic Rega sub.

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RE: Gus's subplatter & ME Technoweight

Mine is as "tight" as the original.

 

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RE: Gus's subplatter & ME Technoweight

James. Pretty much all graduated vtf indicators , be them dots , numbers or baked beans are a rough guide , in some cases very rough !.

 

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RE: Gus's subplatter & ME Technoweight

I find 2.2g on the dial give me 2.0g on the 10x5 - I have experimented with tracking force but not noticed any difference 

 

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RE: Gus's subplatter & ME Technoweight

S'ok then Steve , just stick another slab on and kick back.

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RE: Gus's subplatter & ME Technoweight

floyd droid wrote:

James. Pretty much all graduated vtf indicators , be them dots , numbers or baked beans are a rough guide , in some cases very rough !.

 

 

Yeah but this was oddly tricky for some reason — I found it easier to get it bang on 2g compared to the Rega dial — I'll have a play another time.

 

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