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Isolating the cassette player mechanically, anybody try it? Nt

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Posted on January 15, 2021 at 04:59:55
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Are you talking...., posted on January 16, 2021 at 09:59:20
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internally isolating the cassette drive system from the chassis? of floating the whole deck from the rack it's on? Just want to make sure I'm getting your question correctly.

I don't know what the benefits would be since the mechanism of the tape decks make vibration them self.

 

Seismic type isolation. , posted on January 16, 2021 at 10:50:38
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If the mechanism or the cassette body vibrates it would be subject to external vibration, no? Just as for the mechanism in the CD Transport. It vibrates and is subject to external vibration.

 

RE: Seismic type isolation. , posted on January 16, 2021 at 11:20:40
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Counterpoint did something with pcb isolation. It had springs on the bottom of the PCB to isolate it. Maybe something like that?

I also had a Sony ES CD player from back in the 80's that had springs under the CD transport as well.

I haven't tried anything on the exterior of the deck like the Wagner isolation blocks but I will try it once I get my Tape deck back in the rack.

 

RE: Seismic type isolation. , posted on January 16, 2021 at 13:05:15
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I practically invented springs under components. Going on 25 years. High carbon steel springs for the last 15 years. Spring forward!

 

Are you the new isolation troll misleading with snakeoil? Nt, posted on January 26, 2021 at 21:18:58
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RE: Seismic type isolation. , posted on January 26, 2021 at 21:21:46
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Do you vary spring tension to distribute resonance?
Too much is never enough

 

RE: Seismic type isolation. , posted on January 27, 2021 at 03:46:46
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You match spring rate to load. You minimize the number of the springs to reduce system resonant frequency and increase isolation effectiveness. And you position the springs under the component to balance and level the load.

 

I'm the new sheriff in town, Junior. Nt, posted on January 27, 2021 at 03:48:32
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You have to ask?, posted on January 27, 2021 at 05:46:56
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Pro: It's brought new life to this dying forum.

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RE: You have to ask?, posted on January 27, 2021 at 05:53:32
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Dave used to be old and in the way. Now he's really old and in the way. :-)

 

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