1. The stainless steel dual pulley with silicone belts
2. underslung counter-weight
3. Aluminium sub-platter
4. Acrylic platter
5. Motor isolation base
6. Top and bottom bracings
7. Record clamp and rubber cork mat
He thought he has done all that's necessary to uplift his "tired" P2. But the beautiful look of acrylic plinth in my website proved too tempting for him to resist and he decided to go ahead with another round of upgrade! Here's his new P2 TT with Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge, what do you think?
Though it took me some time, I did change the plinth to my Rega P2, I'm really happy with it. Here are some pictures previous to the change:
So, I have listened to quite a few albums after the initial changes (motor adjustment, adding the braces, the underslung counter balance of the tone arm, cartridge change, platter and sub-platter change, the pulley change, and the belt changes). There is definitely an improvement in the bass with the plinth change, which results in an overall increase in volume. I was listening to a few steps ahead albums, and the change in bass really requires lowering the amplifier volume. After the change, my family kept asking me to turn down the system for fear of neighbors complaining. I think that is directly attributable to the increase in the gain in the bass. So, here are a few images after the change:
I've put a switch in the box for the PCB you passed to me. I have resoldered all of the wires and extended the red, green, and blue wires leading to the motor. I have temporarily stuck that box under the plinth on the right hand side, using some double-sided tape. It works for now, but I may look for a better looking solution.
But thanks Michael, awesome job designing the plinth!