A couple of interesting things I've spotted recently

GuyK

Junior Member
#2
A couple thoughts: first, ¡Ay, caramba!" $19000 for an electric motor! Second, I have no idea about the photo either, but wonder if it may be a recording lathe that's been reconfigured for playback? I've never seen a tt with bug-out handles before.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
#3
A couple thoughts: first, ¡Ay, caramba!" $19000 for an electric motor! Second, I have no idea about the photo either, but wonder if it may be a recording lathe that's been reconfigured for playback? I've never seen a tt with bug-out handles before.
Pretty danged sweet, whatever it is! I love the dustcover as well.... Yeah, $19k for an electric motor - not just any electric motor, mind you.
 

JohnVF

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Staff member
#5
A couple thoughts: first, ¡Ay, caramba!" $19000 for an electric motor! Second, I have no idea about the photo either, but wonder if it may be a recording lathe that's been reconfigured for playback? I've never seen a tt with bug-out handles before.
I happen to have a turntable with bug out handles, though I never called them bug out handles... but will from now on.
 

JohnVF

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Staff member
#6
That is apparently a "Lyrec AG40 Mk2" turntable. And no, I'm not some turntable super sleuth, I'm just really good at Google-based detective work :)
 

GuyK

Junior Member
#8
I happen to have a turntable with bug out handles, though I never called them bug out handles... but will from now on.
If this isn't the preferred, or even most common part name, please enlighten me. Also, since you have a machine with them, are they actually for use as appearance seems to indicate?
 

JohnVF

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#10
If this isn't the preferred, or even most common part name, please enlighten me. Also, since you have a machine with them, are they actually for use as appearance seems to indicate?
I have one of these minus the arms. Well, I own one of those arms (the back one)...and am contemplating the one or the right. This isn't mine, but I have a Sony TTS-8000 with this plinth, including the bug-out handles.

You can't really tell how big this thing is from photos. It needs handles. It's so big that everybody who has seen it, has just outright laughed. It's currently not set up...winter plans.

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fiddlefye

Senior Member
#11
I have one of these minus the arms. Well, I own one of those arms (the back one)...and am contemplating the one or the right. This isn't mine, but I have a Sony TTS-8000 with this plinth, including the bug-out handles.

You can't really tell how big this thing is from photos. It needs handles. It's so big that everybody who has seen it, has just outright laughed. It's currently not set up...winter plans.

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Wow, and I thought my DP-80 in the two armed plinth is a handful to move around - which it is.
 

JohnVF

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Staff member
#12
It won't fit on any of the shelves I have. I really just got it for the motor unit, which is sometimes installed in my old '50s hifi cabinet that my stereo gear lives in. Currently its all in the basement...and I'm thinking of actually putting it all together with the plinth. I didn't realize until finding that photo that the FR arm might be the right length. I've been watching a 12" Sony arm on ebay out of japan forever for the right hand spot. You can't really drill the thing for different arms, that base was more of a prototype until they finished their just as big and MUCH heavier bases made out of Sony's bulk molding compound. This one is heavy layered particle board/MDF. It's an outstanding turntable that is meant to be my long-term solution. I really think it could stand to be serviced just to make sure of its health, I'd hate to have something go that takes it out.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
#13
I have one of these minus the arms. Well, I own one of those arms (the back one)...and am contemplating the one or the right. This isn't mine, but I have a Sony TTS-8000 with this plinth, including the bug-out handles.

You can't really tell how big this thing is from photos. It needs handles. It's so big that everybody who has seen it, has just outright laughed. It's currently not set up...winter plans.

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I've had the same reaction to the DP-80, like "are you nuts?" In designing the new audio shelves I've had to make a big step-out on one side of the top shelf to accommodate the thing. No regrets....
 
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