Post your turntable setup...can't get enough of those spinners!

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    IMHO a properly modernized idler setup can practically compete with anything on the market right now, regardless of price.
    As someone who comes from the world of turntables, I got into the rather unfortunate / lazy habit of using "PRaT" to refer to "musicality," ha ha. But still, idler turntables just have that sense of superior timing compared to so many other sources out there. Stylus drag is a very real thing.
     
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    Some of my new Table =)

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    I'm really not skilled enough to take a decent pic of my 'table, but my record collection is my avatar.
     
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    VPI Traveler with a HW19 mk 3 platter
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    Rega RP3 with TT-PSU, Groovetracer Ref Subplatter and Edwards Audio belt.. It's currently for sale and I'll probably get myself a Nottingham deck next year.
     
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    Very nice vintage Sony.
     
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    My new table. VPI Scout Jr. > TC-750 > Soloist or SRM-323S

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    Kickstarter Uturn Audio Limited Turntable with Acrylic Platter and felt mat -> Mani -> Modi ->HD6X0

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    Marantz TT-15S1 playing some Pixies

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    That's the "Death to the Pixies" 10-inch box set, right? That was a candidate for the rotation tonight.
     
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    Hahaha wow, good eye. I'm on side H right now.
     
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    I really need to step up from my Pro-ject Debut (circa 1999) table.
     
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    Here's my starter setup. The LPS really quieted down the turntable, compared to the stock PS. TC-750 and SOLAHD SLS‑12‑034T are on the way.
     

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    I've always admired the clean aesthetic of this particular "Marantz" turntable designed and built by Clearaudio. Beautiful table!
     
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    I'm getting old and misremembering things. I don't have the Debut. I have the P1.2 model. No wall wart that can be replaced just a mains cable to a plug.
     
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    Very new to the TT game, but I really like the sound of analog compared to digital. Project Debut Carbon Espirit DC w/ Phono DS.
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    Josh, look into getting the Pro-Ject puck for your table...it will improve all aspects of the sound. Like a free resolution upgrade, along with bass response, midrange and top end extension...

    http://www.needledoctor.com/Pro-Ject-Record-Puck

    Also, when you are ready, get a 3" or 4" maple platform for the turntable. It will improve the sound yet again...under the maple platform, spike it with brass cones (get 4 and ones you can level....if your turntable allows for proper leveling with it's own feet, you can get non leveling solid brass spikes). The Mapleshade platforms work amazingly well.
     
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    Thanks @shaizada ! I will have definitely give the weight a try. I have been eyeing this or a clamp and didn't know much about the sonic improvements. I have also been half eyeing cartridge upgrades (Ortofon blue or bronze) but decided I should relax and enjoy the music for a minute. Upgrade-itis will eventually get the best of me though.

    Looking at the mapleshade platforms, and I am going to try and make this myself. I am a woodworker by trade and have a bunch of scrap 12/4 (2-1/2" finished) hard maple that should do the trick. I also have some leftover spike feet from my B&W speakers or parts connections has some that look interesting as well. Now the purpose of this platform is to give the turntable as level and as flat of a surface as possible correct? And the spike feet are to eliminate vibration which causes distortion?
     

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