Originally Posted by CornishPasty
yes, well, I'm aware of the theory that the arm cable is considered as part of the suspension by some.
Particularly I think that's part of the classic Linn philosophy regarding the LP12 as far as I know it.
I have a different theory about this & I think the ideal state of suspension would be with no cable attached at all.
I'll try to come up with a solution to this that's as clse as any possible to the subchassis 'seeing' nearly no cable mass or limitation in move by cable.
I don't know if I'm right or not & will report about result, even if I find it being a failure.
I expect the DM101 be even more crtical in this respect than the LP12, so it is hence an even more ideal platform for putting my theory to test.
I received a light blowback already as I ordered the same nice record clamp as those
beautiful Toshiba's show incl. level bubble.
This level gauge clamp sent my suspension to the ground like a knocked out boxer straight.. :P
Lesson learnt: The DM101 is not a Toshiba.
So a lighter, minimalistic acryl gauge is on the wishlist now,
then maybe a mat will add onto that, up to now I made good results with certain cork granulate mats with the LP12, or with alloy platters, we'll see.
Then the arm + clamp + mat + average LP will give a certain inballance on the suspension
& I'll have to have an altered (probably lighter) add-on counterweigth on the bottom left side of the subchassis.
The current CW is a screw-on steel affair & changing that to something a bit lighter is no big deal,
ultimately the thing has to be in an equally weigth loaded ballance sitting straight and level.
(all w/o any cable attached)
Has to move nicely...and only then comes the cable.
We'll see how this works out..
deck: LP12 Sole subchassis Lingo1 with Ekos1/Troika ; DPS3 with Immedia RPM2/Zyx Yatra ; project: Logic DM101 with Mission 774/ ?Zyx or Troika?
digital: transport: Karik3 ; dac: MDAC+
amps: Exposure X, Sansui, Restek