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Thread: Your Opinions Of The Mag Lev Turntable?

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    Have you seen this before? I thought it would already have a mention on AOS.

    Crowd funded to double the asking price its certainly eye catching. It should on paper reduce rumble to zero. I dont know how practical it is to use or whether its worth the cost. Rumble isnt obtrusive on decks costing less than this. Costs about £2800

    Its cheaper than the Mcintosh Mt5 though.

    Just wondered what AOS members thought about it
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    I’ve actually seen one in the flesh and had a little play with it. The platter does float but it’s far from rigid, or even particularly stable. Good fun though.

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    I've seen one and had a play with it, what struck me was that I touched the platter whilst it was spinning, and it kept wobbling pretty much for about half an hour or more, in fact it didn't settle down and stabilise at all.
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    Yes it doesnt look particularly stable on the review videos.

    It doesnt inspire me with much confidence that its not just an art gimmick living on a wing and a prayer.

    I havent seen one close up but the above comments dont make me feel any better about it

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    I think it’s worth keeping an eye on future developments but for now I am not too convinced from what I have read about them. However, I’ve never listened to one and that could change my view.
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    Could it be a not very good solution looking for what is not really a problem? (expensively)
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    Gale GT2101 had maglev back in the 1970s.
    'J. Paul Getty owned three and Elton John was reputed to own a pair. Other owners include Frank Sinatra, Ann Margaret and Freddie Mercury! '


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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Could it be a not very good solution looking for what is not really a problem? (expensively)
    Agreed. In fact it's trying to solve what is not really a problem these days by compromising almost every other aspect which is important for vinyl replay. Expensively.

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    Iíve seen it in the flesh and read enough comments to realise that itís probably not great and seems to be an answer to a question nobody asked.

    I still want one, though...
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    Jerry, I don’t think the Gale was magnetically driven or supported. The suspension was via springs and the motor was a direct drive design.

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