Hi folks, any recomendations for a TT shelf? Something that doesnt need an engineering degree to fit. Dont have a local hi-fi shop to ask in. Ta.
if its a Rega TT then get the Rega Shelf
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There are plenty on Ebay normally, but something like this on half price offer from Superfi will do the trick nicely..
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When I had a wall shelf for my old Systemdek TT, I had one of these Custom Design shelves..
Looked really nice and only required 4 wall screws. I didn't buy it new, but went on other hi-fi forums' classified sections, and asked if anyone had a shelf to sell and consequently picked up a really nice condition one for £50. An option worth considering perhaps.
Dont bother with the Rega shelf, unless it has been redesigned recently, it has no levelling facility . . . Doh!!! The Apollo is a bargin at £50
Wouldn't you use a spirit level to install and therefore would not need a levelling system?
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mmm...that's what I thought
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Hi, bluenose, have you seen the HiFi Racks Podium wall shelf? I've just bought one, but haven't got round to fixing it up yet, so can't comment on it's effectiveness. They do look nice, too.
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To drill holes in a wall to the acuracy that is required for TT mounting would be near imposible? There is thats; 'good enough' (for shelves) and 'perfect' (for TT's), you might be lucky . . . ???????? I'd challange any one to get a TT shelf 'spot on' without some sort of adustment being required, thats into a brick wall, wood and plaster walls would be slightly easier . . . but even then, to the accuracy offered and required by a central bubble level . . . nah!!!!
I'm afraid, 'that'al do' type leveling for TT is just not acceptable for best performance.
Be careful CJ you type far too much common sense for on here . Anyways you forgot the handfull of washers / fag packet required for levelling in the vertical. But what do we know eh.
Not all TTs have adjustable feet for levelling before anyone dives in .
Does it have to be the wall?
If you have sound, non-reverberant, floors then an old Sound Organistion or Target Audio turntable stand will do well (so long as it still has the spikes). They come up on ebay fairly regularly.
They can be levelled by adjusting the spikes.
Pro-ject made the "WallMount It 2" but I think it's been discontinued. That could be perfectly levelled by adjusting spikes under the platform.
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I found that the shelf (the one I did last year) needed re leveling a few times over a month or so as it settled, small amounts but it did settle. Then there was the fact that on my system, 3 point support, sounded better than standard 4 points, and then on top of all that, the integrity of the spike locking nuts, (one was a tad loose), had an effect on sound quality as well.
Yes, thinking about it, few quality TT have adjustable feet, Rega have no adjustment on feet or their suport . . . Doh!
. . . as you say, what do we know CJSF
You have clearly never put up a TT shelf or been exceedingly lucky. For anyone with breezeblock or particularly cinderblock walls you don't have any chance of getting a TT shelf up to the accuracy needed for proper use, without the shelf having independant levelling.
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I would go for shelf/spikes/shelf to give accurate levelling. Never done it tho so please ignore
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with regards to leveling, it's not just a matter of getting the holes straight. I've never had a wall in any house I've lived in where the plaster was so absolutely even that a shelf doesn't lean at least slightly up or down. Without some way of levelling that forward/aft tilt, you're screwed, no matter how straight your L/R horizontal is.
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And so your Honour following the three previous posts ,I rest my (and CJs) case.
Next please ,lol.
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