Spirit of 75

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Spirit of 75

Postby odaey » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:22 pm

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After being sidelined because of an unplanned project and overcoming some health issues,
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Was gradually able to make it work.

Had a 50 hz lenco 75 ( for parts spares ) and wanted to use it in the local 60hz frequency without doing any modifications to the motor shaft. I also wanted to retain what I thought was the Heart and Soul of the turntable. A PTP ( Peter Reinder's top plate ) with some adjustments makes this possible.

Incorporated some features in the turntable that would make arm mounting flexible. Should be able to accomodate most 9 to 12 inch tomearms.
Did some trials on a mock up plinth to check the range of motion of the arm mount.
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Once the measurements were confirmed, the plinth was assembled
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Under the hood
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Trial mounting
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Though the unit has been working fine since the begining of this year, a motor controller should complete the package.
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby desmo » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:52 pm

What a beauty. Congrats. :clap:
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby endrik35 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:00 am

Doc Rodney, your builds can be compared to Rolls Royce! Uber elegant! And to a Ferrari. . ., uber sexy. When I first saw the spirit of 75, I fell in love with it instantly!
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby Dodie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:51 am

endrik35 wrote:Doc Rodney, your builds can be compared to Rolls Royce! Uber elegant! And to a Ferrari. . ., uber sexy. When I first saw the spirit of 75, I fell in love with it instantly!


Ang hilig mo talagang main LOVE :inlove: :inlove: doc, kya ano eh........... :x :x :x
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby Superman » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:44 am

Congratulations, Doc Rodney!
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby dimfer » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:44 am

wow.. simply beautiful..

and the fact that it is a DIY project made it really special.
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby redline_xp » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:50 am

Very Nice. Congrats :D
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby odaey » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:23 pm

Thanks everyone for the really kind words :)

Interesting to see how far the performance of the lenco can be pushed. I still do have a stock lenco (literally taken from dimfer's backyard) for comparison.

Still some unfinished bussiness. Need to install the disengage linkage for the idler mechanism (cable linkage) and on / off switch.

Cheers !
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby usai » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:59 pm

The best-looking 75 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby hypertriode » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:40 pm

Simply gorgeous doc!
Stay healthy! :)
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby karlcastillo » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:54 pm

Wow! Just looking at it makes me hear beautiful music already.
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby karlcastillo » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:55 pm

You also made the plinth sir?
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby endrik35 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:49 am

karlcastillo wrote:You also made the plinth sir?

Yes Karl! Aside from being a top notch ENT surgeon and an audiophile, doc Rodney is an artisan molded from the likes of the great Cremona masters! Ok ba doc Rodney? ;)
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby Mangboy » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:11 am

Ang Gandaaaa! congrats Sir!
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby odaey » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:07 pm

Again, Thank You All for your comments!


endrik35 wrote:
karlcastillo wrote:You also made the plinth sir?

Yes Karl! Aside from being a top notch ENT surgeon and an audiophile, doc Rodney is an artisan molded from the likes of the great Cremona masters! Ok ba doc Rodney? ;)


:lol: :rofl: :lol: :rofl: :lol: :rofl: muntik na ako maniwala dun ah !

Did only the easy part.

The top acrylic layer was lazer cut. I had the isolation platform custom made.
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Underneath the acrylic are layers of plywood I cut with a jigsaw and glued
together and held tight by several clamps while it cured. The whole plinth core drops into the
hardwood frame.
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The hardwood frame were pre-cut at a woodshop. Used turbo glue to join the corners. Wood
shavings and saw dust together with the glue were used to fill in the gaps in the joint. (a trick I learned from Timber 715)

Optional footers were just cones courtesy of Skeesix and I just had some extenders made.
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby Jon Agner » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:30 pm

ganda Doc!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby karlcastillo » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:52 am

Amazing. I wish I had your skill.
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Re: Spirit of 75

Postby trod93 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:46 pm

This is world class! Bravo! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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