26 March 2012

DIY Direct Drive Turntable

Our first DIY Turntable project comes to us from Hungary by a talented DIYer, Nandor.  His DIY turntable project uses the platter and the direct drive motor and control assembly from a Dual 701 record player as the starting point.  The plinth of the turntable is built-up using three pieces of plywood that are stacked and glued together.  This improved plinth results in better dynamics in the lower registers and a firmer mid band.
DIY Record Player with Dual 701 Drive
DIY Record Player with Dual 701 Drive
The tonearm is a 3 month DIY project in itself, constructed using a trial and error approach.  The custom tonearm is suspended in air by magnets and a single mono-filament thread is used as an alignment guide and the pivot point.  The result is a custom built tonearm which minimized friction.
Magnetically Stabilized Record Player Tonearm
Magnetically Stabilized Record Player Tonearm
DIY Turntable
DIY Turntable
Nandor goes over the details required to make a great looking turntable using common items.  With the fantastic new tonearm and improved plinth has this old Dual 701 sounding better than ever.  For full project details see the  DIY Turntable project page.

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2 comments:

  1. Thats a nice DIY Turntable for sure. Congratz on the results.

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  2. wow.. Looks really good. :)

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