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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Bollocks, me tome cable arrived and it ain't got an earth wire at the tonearm end, have to send it back, more waiting!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by REXTON View Post
    The "cheapy" plinth's from Romania are just as good as anything from this country at x3 or x4 times the price. I don't think the motor being close to the plinth is an issue. There are two sets of mounting screws. The first set is for the motor-cage to connect onto the top plate, and yes you need these screwed in. The 401 has four threaded rods which attach to the top plate and fix the deck onto your plinth via x4 nuts. The 401 needs to be screwed down onto the top surface of the plinth to try and "sink" vibration from the deck and it's components into the plinth.
    Good to hear. My 401 sounds a bit raw in the highs at the minute, can't imagine that going away with a new plinth? Would a new mat sort that out at all? As it is, its a tad unlistenable because of those raw highs. Does anyone bother insulating the underside of the platter? I have it powered by an AG1500 mains regenerator.
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Have a play with the VTA. That can have a significant effect on HF quality. The MP200 with Era V shouldn't sound coarse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Good to hear. My 401 sounds a bit raw in the highs at the minute, can't imagine that going away with a new plinth? Would a new mat sort that out at all? As it is, its a tad unlistenable because of those raw highs. Does anyone bother insulating the underside of the platter? I have it powered by an AG1500 mains regenerator.
    DONT do anything to the underside of your platter. It's a balanced platter and adding stuff to the underside will have a big impact. I use a Tenuto platter mat and a couple of damping rings around the platter rim. I'd invest in a couple of platter rings to dampen the platter, you can always sell them and they are reasonably cheap. The A1500 should regenerate a clear electricity supply with a steady Hz value. Changes to the Hz value in the voltage supply to the 401's motor will generate platter speed variations so the A1500 should sort this problem out for you. I run my 401 through my P10 and get good results.


    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Have a play with the VTA. That can have a significant effect on HF quality. The MP200 with Era V shouldn't sound coarse.
    I'm currently investigating this myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Bollocks, me tome cable arrived and it ain't got an earth wire at the tonearm end, have to send it back, more waiting!!
    You don't need an earthing cable at the tonearm side if it is terminated with a 5 pin din connector. The earth connection is included!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krugdoktor View Post
    You don't need an earthing cable at the tonearm side if it is terminated with a 5 pin din connector. The earth connection is included!
    Good point!!
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    Croft Epoch(Modified) AMP Sondex S100 (Modified) SPEAKERS Tannoy 15"MG+RFC Warwick cabs+ Reference XO DECKS Garrard301/401 (Bastin) Mat Teunto Bearings 401/SPH Plinth Moldovan/Bastin Arms 3009/3012(Ikeda Ag wired) SME V 12 PSU Eagle+Tachometer MC Ag Meister v2 / Royall N SPU's CABLES Arm Yannis 420.5 Litz+ Speaker 10mm Cu + WBT-0681 Ag IC Oyaide FTVS-510 AgWBT 0110Ag Phonostage Paradise(4 Box Modded) / EAR 834 Clone (modded)

    REAL SOUND


    PRE Radford SC25 (Mullard ECC83/82) POWER RADFORD STA25 Renaissance (Electroharmonix EL34) SPEAKERS Celestion Ditton 15 (Duelund Rewired/Jantzen Recapped) CABLES Speaker - Duelund AWG 12IC - Belden 8402+Switchcraft RCA



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    Use an MRA Ringmat system on the platter. See http://www.ringmat.com/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by krugdoktor View Post
    You don't need an earthing cable at the tonearm side if it is terminated with a 5 pin din connector. The earth connection is included!
    Well, I have one my old tonearm cable and I can confirm it makes the tonearm completely silent, using it without it a slight buzz emits, silence is golden
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REXTON View Post
    DONT do anything to the underside of your platter. It's a balanced platter and adding stuff to the underside will have a big impact. I use a Tenuto platter mat and a couple of damping rings around the platter rim. I'd invest in a couple of platter rings to dampen the platter, you can always sell them and they are reasonably cheap. The A1500 should regenerate a clear electricity supply with a steady Hz value. Changes to the Hz value in the voltage supply to the 401's motor will generate platter speed variations so the A1500 should sort this problem out for you. I run my 401 through my P10 and get good results.
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    Thanks Andrew, I'll try another mat, may'be cheaper than a Tenuto though! Cork looks like it would have good damping properties.
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Well, I have one my old tonearm cable and I can confirm it makes the tonearm completely silent, using it without it a slight buzz emits, silence is golden
    It seems there is no earth connection between your tonearm and the turntable chassis (no metal to metal contact). You could try an easy experiment: Take a unused cinch cable, press the center pin against the earthing point of your amp and the center pin at the other end against a metal part of your turntable chassis, if the buzzing is gone you need a simple wire connection between either the tonearm and the chassis (not so easy) or a wire between the turntable chassis and the earthing point of your amp (much easier).
    Hope this helps!

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