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    levitating turntable


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    Quote Originally Posted by toby10 View Post

    Oh my. Do I need a special super duper power supply. And what if I want to use it in zero gravity while on the space shuttle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    Oh my. Do I need a special super duper power supply. And what if I want to use it in zero gravity while on the space shuttle?
    Don't know about a super duper power supply, but you might have a problem adjusting the tracking weight on the space shuttle!
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    I don't even own any vinyl....... and I want one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toby10 View Post
    I don't even own any vinyl....... and I want one!
    What happens to the levitation if there's a power cut? Probably a nicely scratched disc ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    What happens to the levitation if there's a power cut? Probably a nicely scratched disc ?
    It seems that some audiophiles do UPS. I noticed this (haven't watched the video, though):

    https://www.psaudio.com/askpaul/choo...or-the-system/

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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    What happens to the levitation if there's a power cut? Probably a nicely scratched disc ?
    I had exactly the same question, but if you check the link in post #1 there's this information:

    UPS SYSTEM
    This solution stores enough power to safely lift the tonearm, stop the record, and return the platter feet to resting position

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    What effect does this have on playback?

    This effect does not have a major impact on playback, but it does achieve an amazing visual experience. No motor also means there is no wear and tear in regards to the parts of our drive, which results in greater durability.
    The answer is from the designer.
    https://thevinylfactory.com/features...lev-interview/
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    When I first heard about this turntable (probably a year or so back), my immediate thought was "isn't the magnetic drive system going to interfere with the pickup cartridge?".
    I note with interest that in the designer's responses to questions in the above link, he states that they use "blocking material" (whatever that might be) which means that most MM cartridges are unaffected. He also admits that MC cartridges are affected for the time being.

    I can't help thinking that this levitating turntable is little more than an interesting exercise in what can be achieved, rather than having any practical advantage for day-to-day vinyl playback. The limitations of the medium itself far outweigh any shortcomings in the manner by which the platter is rotated.
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    Itĺs just a very nice looking, cool useless object. There is nothing more than design and marketing in these things. Improving a marginal effect in a system that is intrinsically flooded with much bigger non-linear distorsions. You might still like the sound, itĺs a fully respectable question of taste, but not a question of precision.
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