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I have listened to music with the dust cover closed for over 40 years.

The new dust cover has not been used yet. I got it Monday and there has not been the opportunity.

I intend to treat it with sorbothane sheeting until it can be used in place without negative side effects. I have managed to do that in the past.

And, at that point, it is a positive factor. When you have a dust cover that does not transmit airborne vibrations to the turntable, you have an enclosure that protects the turntable from airborne vibrations. Essentially a small noise free enclosure.

At least that is the plan.

At this point I have applied sorbothane sheeting to the rear of the bottom half of the dust cover (this happened after the photos were taken). I have egg crate type noise treatment behind the turntable (you can see it in the photo) that is the same color as the sorbothane sheeting. The turntable is approximately the same height as the lower half of the dust cover.

The result is a dust cover with sorbothane sheeting that is not noticeable.

I have ordered some 2 inch wide sorbothane strips to place on the butcher block where the dust cover sits. The sorbothane strips are the thick variety (3/8") so it should help any noise at that point. It will be an audio gasket.


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