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    Re: Another silly question

    A good reason to keep it off is to avoid accidents. If you have a detachable cover, and you put it on when playing, you have to maneuver the cover over the record/arm/cartridge while the record is playing. Anything that may cause you to drop the top over the record will cause a lot of damage.
    I once had Sota and Technics turntables that came with the cover attached with hinges. That made it easy to put it up and down.

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    Re: Another silly question

    Yea, my thought also. The U-Turn does have hinges, but the cover is not permanently attached. The cover slides into guides on the hinges. I just set it down over the table when not in use instead of inserting it into the guides each time.

    You are right though, there is a chance of dropping the cover when trying to close it while a record is spinning. Even though it will not actually hit the arm (because of the hinges), etc., the impact of it closing hard will not be a good thing .
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    Re: Another silly question

    My new VPI HW-40 has a hinged dust cover ... sounds better with it on while playing. Seems to cut down on room feedback. Too much volume without it causes the dreaded creeping hum.

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    Re: Another silly question

    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyl Lives View Post
    My new VPI HW-40 has a hinged dust cover ... sounds better with it on while playing. Seems to cut down on room feedback. Too much volume without it causes the dreaded creeping hum.
    What you're describing is more commonly called acoustic feedback, and I'd suggest addressing the problem at its source by providing better isolation for the table. You might try a different type of rack or isolation feet, but your dealer or VPI may have some suggestions on how to best resolve the issue. Congrats on the HW-40, I haven't heard it myself but it's supposed to be an excellent table!

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    Re: Another silly question

    Thinking about trying the Maple Shade 4" platform ... anyone have experience with them?

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    Re: Another silly question

    If this is for a TT for the price of the Mapleshade I would look into the Isoacoustics Delos. If you just want a plain maple butcher block the 3" version from Butcher Block Acoustics is more than sufficient and a lot cheaper.

    http://www.isoacoustics.com/products...oating-island/

    https://butcherblockacoustics.com/co...-brass-inserts

    They come with or without the inserts for spikes or other isolation devices.
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    Re: Another silly question

    I use HRS M3X platforms but needed a custom size and took a leap of faith and ordered a platform from Adona as they would custom make one for me - they make a sandwich platform on the lines of HRS.

    A fraction of the HRS price but they don’t use billet like HRS. I am getting a second one for my modem, switch and LPS for the mechanical room.

    These are comparable in cost to the maple platforms and do work better from my experience.


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    Re: Another silly question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    If this is for a TT for the price of the Mapleshade I would look into the Isoacoustics Delos. If you just want a plain maple butcher block the 3" version from Butcher Block Acoustics is more than sufficient and a lot cheaper.
    They come with or without the inserts for spikes or other isolation devices.
    Appreciate the info, but the Isoacoustics Delos isn't large enough for the HW-40. Need 23" X 18" base.

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    Re: Another silly question

    O.K. then the Butcher Block Acoustics comes in 24" x 18" and then you can put something like the Oreas or the EVP's from A/V Room Service between the platform and the rack if you don't want to use spikes. I am using the 3" butcher block with the EVP's on top of the 2" maple top shelf of my Timbernation rack. Herbies Audio Lab "Fat Dots" will work too with a much lower profile. I already had the 3" when I changed racks so I just stuck with it. Depending on your rack the 1 3/4" with an isolation footer may be enough to solve your issue. Other alternatives are like Ed said and order custom from HRS or Adona among others.
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    Another silly question

    I do have HRS M3X2 Platform with a granite base. It is very solid and offers great isolation and damping, but of course has a price of admission.


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