Endrik from Philipines has just added both the top and bottom bracings together with aluminium feet to his P3-24 TT. This is his third upgrade from me after the aluminium sub-platter and dual pulley upgrades ( refer to : Bright colour P3-24 and bright ideas from the Philippines ....).  In this post he is sharing with us his comments and beautiful pictures of his installation. Roy Gandy should be happy to hear that his light plinth TT sounds better than a heavy-plinthed TT...

Take a look at Endrik's feet ( I mean his turntable's feet). He is not using the aluminium feet with the stock rubber feet, but .........


WOW........


Michael, 

Surprisingly, with all the upgrades I got from you, my Rega tt sounds much better..... . Before I ordered the top and bottom bracing from you, I was contemplating on using slate. Heavy and rigid, I can fashion a not so thick plinth to retain the sleek form of the Rega. The thing is it will change the basic form of the Rega and Roy Gandy might not be too happy and might say that I butchered his design. So I proceeded on ordering the bracing from you. 



*Removed the spindle assembly and tonearm*



*started installing the bottom brace first*



*then installed the top brace*

*Reinstalled the tonearm*

*Finished!!!  smiley *


I was able to retain Roy Gandy's concept of a light plinth(since both braces were lightweight). The plinth is very rigid right now and is kinda impervious to vibrations.


Here are two more pics of the aluminum footers, with the bottom brace visible. Truly gorgeous!:)







All I can say is that I've noticed palpable improvement especially on the bass. Very low noise floor which increased my appreciation of details. Truly a cost effective and remarkable tweak! Thanks again!:)

My next and last upgrade will be the motor isolation support wherein the motor will be completely detached from the plinth. . . 


Endrik



Thanks Endrik! 


P.S. : You would notice Andrik had upgraded from granite to acrylic platform. He said, " Granite has a ringing sound when you tap on it. Acrylic gives a dull thud. The sound is much better when I used the acrylic. "


New update : Totem beaks tweak on Endrik's Rega ( Read the details in the comments....) 








5 comments:

Endrik De Guzman said...

The pleasureis all mine Michael!:)

Endrik De Guzman said...

Michael, I bought an acrylic plate this morning, had it cut and polished, place it on top of my Rega wall rack in lieu of the granite plate, put some blue led lights behind the acrylic plate and then played some Marvin Gaye. . .
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/6121/l1070649.jpg

Michael Lim said...

Hi Endrik,

Glad to know that there's sonic improvement for you after upgrading from granite to acrylic platform!

Enjoy more beautiful analog music!

Cheers,
Michael

Endrik De Guzman said...

Hi Michael, while waiting for your motor isolation platform, I've decided to use my Totem beaks on my Rega. Totem claims the beaks rids of parasitic resonances on our speakers so if that's true, it's principle will also affect our turntables. Got bigger and tighter bass after placing the beaks on the four corners. I'm not using my sub anymore for vinyl playback:)

Endrik De Guzman said...

Here's the pic of the totem beaks in action Michael:)
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/922115_10151425300488317_351986354_o.jpg?dl=1

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