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In Reply to: RE: My new cover... posted by Rod M on July 07, 2023 at 13:27:22
... when playing records. It's been called a "resonance sink" and really muddies the SQ. My own 298 had been powder-coated white -- a beautiful job -- and I bought it cheap on Ebay ($145) maybe because it was no longer "original." It's a fine-sounding table, currently sporting a 9" Jelco arm and Hana SL cart.
Thanks for the tip on the motor cover, Dave. Do you think a wood one would be better?
I suspect he's experimented with all the options.
"In short, you can purchase this record with no fear of its becoming obsolete in the future." Columbia record jacket - 1959.
I may try this myself. Buy a single sheet of Dynamat from Amazon at 25 bucks and scissor-cut pieces to fit INSIDE the metal cover. It would be invisible from outside Would it provide enough damping to eliminate the resonance issue? Beats me. Might be worth a try.
Rod, my guess -- and it's just that -- is the wood would amplify the resonance problem while sticking out like a sore thumb :-)
What you might do is is determine how much the cover actually contributes, or not, to sound quality in your system. Then maybe keep the cover on unless you're really going for optimum SQ as opposed to background or casual listening. Doesn't cost anything to experiment.
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