Maple Butcher Block For Turntable

hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,001
edited February 2017 in DIY, Mods & Tweaks
The new audio stand is a bit lighter and I was getting some unwanted resonance from the TT.

Also, I was unable to utilize the extra shelves from the old stand for the "sorbothane sandwich-base" I had concocted because of the color.

Enter the 27 lb Michigan maple end-grain chopping block.

Sorbothane below and also on the TT feet. This seems to have taken care of it.

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Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
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Comments

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,610
    Shame you can't see more of the sexy tube glow
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,001
    edited February 2017
    Shame you can't see more of the sexy tube glow

    When the lights are low, I can see them glow. :)

    Plus you're supposed to be looking at the sexy slab of wood.
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    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
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    Turntable - 1) Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold; 2) Sony PS LX410/Grado Green
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,610
    No comment on "sexy slab of wood"
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,648
    No comment on "sexy slab of wood"

    hey, one will note that the phrase isn't censored by Vanilla ;)

    Nice looking tt in the OP; I recognize the Grado cartridge, but I don't recognize the tt.

    maple butcher block is a Pretty Good Thing for this application, I think.
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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,001
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    No comment on "sexy slab of wood"

    hey, one will note that the phrase isn't censored by Vanilla ;)

    Nice looking tt in the OP; I recognize the Grado cartridge, but I don't recognize the tt.

    maple butcher block is a Pretty Good Thing for this application, I think.

    Thank you sir.

    It's a Pro-Ject 2.9 with a pearwood plinth. I think it's around 10-12 years old. I've had it for about 6.

    I got it from a guy named Rob who is a friend of Rich aka @SCompRacer . Rob drove it to my house from Illinois...about 6 hours round trip, just to make sure I was happy with it. Really cool situation.

    Speaking of Rich. Hope he's doing well. Haven't seen him in awhile.
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    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
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    Man Cave
    Turntable - 1) Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold; 2) Sony PS LX410/Grado Green
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,648
    Ahh, I remember those -- that explains the colo(u)r of the wood!
    Nice looking tt fo' sho'.
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 9,837
    Rich posted not too awful long ago. He hasn't been as active as he once was...
    Agree hope all is well.
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,702
    Very nice.
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,694
    I listened to many a shiny vinyl discs on that TT. I'm a friend of Rob's also. He bought Rich's Nottingham as a replacement after Rich built is superb Lenco with air bearing arm.

    Nice table

    H9
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,648
    heiney9 wrote: »
    I listened to many a shiny vinyl discs on that TT. I'm a friend of Rob's also. He bought Rich's Nottingham as a replacement after Rich built is superb Lenco with air bearing arm.

    Nice table

    H9

    Those are Big League.
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,001
    heiney9 wrote: »
    I listened to many a shiny vinyl discs on that TT. I'm a friend of Rob's also. He bought Rich's Nottingham as a replacement after Rich built is superb Lenco with air bearing arm.

    Nice table

    H9

    Rob was a really great guy. Brought his daughter and the turntable and we listened to albums on my old deck and then this one to do a comparison. He wanted to make sure it was in good hands before he let it go.

    I touched base with him a little over a year ago to let him know that his old baby was still singing. I put a new belt, new motor and new cart on it, and it's still making me happy.
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    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - 1) Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold; 2) Sony PS LX410/Grado Green
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,127
    Looks nice!

    Rob is good people.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,810
    Looks really good! Been thinking about doing the same. What's your source for the butcher block? They seem to run $100 & up for that size.
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,001
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - 1) Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold; 2) Sony PS LX410/Grado Green
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,079
    Looks Great!!!
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  • LibertycLibertyc Posts: 908
    Very nice!
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,001
    I also enjoy the benefits of the Big Block

    m94nod8xiuc3.jpg

    Have Sorbothane Pads between the block and top shelf.

    Very nice!

    I have the same brush and stylus cleaner, but you've got my TT beat. :)
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - 1) Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold; 2) Sony PS LX410/Grado Green
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • Maple Shade has several options with the unfinished starting at $50 and up from there if you want the iso blocks. I think thats the direction I'm going to go for my TT.
    http://shop.mapleshadestore.com/Ready-To-Be-Finished-Maple-Platforms/products/49/
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,245
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    I also enjoy the benefits of the Big Block

    m94nod8xiuc3.jpg

    Have Sorbothane Pads between the block and top shelf.

    Very nice!

    I have the same brush and stylus cleaner, but you've got my TT beat. :)

    Ha, I wouldn't say that, we just both enjoy Vinyl on a different mechanism, but on the same platform :)

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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,046
    Look at you guys, comparing wood.
    Nice setups.

    Paul, I got sidetracked reading actual kitchen related reviews on the one you linked, hehe. Got this thing for nice tools and materials, enjoying a refined working process.

    I'd like to try this for a tt and one for the kitchen. Wonder whether best to couple or decouple for meat tenderizing?
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 9,837
    edited February 2017
    Do you guys know how easy it would be to make something like these? Simple tools and some Elmer's wood glue and your set. In Jr. high we made a hot pan trivet still have it. No dowels no biscuits or cookies just clamps and glue and a little sandpaper.
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,046
    if I tried to make one of these myself...

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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,932
    edited May 7
    hochpt21 wrote: »

    Yep! I followed Paul's example and bought one too!

    okay I somehow got the wrong thread for the most part :#
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