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PostPosted: June 25th, 2019, 7:18 pm 
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https://www.touchofmodern.com/sales/mag-lev-audio?open=1&auth=c356632a58f21b567f729e093bc54d3178602497&esp=sendgrid&open=1&sid=56ce32ad-b780-4d85-9580-aff479be4297&utm_campaign=45184&utm_content=6&utm_medium=email&utm_source=tomomailer&utm_term=https://www.touchofmodern.com/sales/mag-lev-audio?open=1


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PostPosted: June 25th, 2019, 7:22 pm 
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I wonder if it is much better than this.

https://www.whathifi.com/us/news/aldi-reveals-all-in-one-turntable-just-ps30

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PostPosted: June 25th, 2019, 7:39 pm 
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https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/h ... turntable/


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PostPosted: June 25th, 2019, 7:46 pm 
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How would it compare to this.

http://www.elpj.com/


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PostPosted: June 26th, 2019, 5:19 am 
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I did see the Mag-lev at Axpona. It was in the Marketplace. Playing through headphones. It was fun to actually see it working. I did not bother to listen. What would I hear? Using through headphones in the noisy marketplace


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PostPosted: June 26th, 2019, 7:55 am 
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From when they introduced it.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=733

Based on the comments at the Kickstarter page, they are continuing to struggle to get them to their backers, and work well enough to satisfy users.


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PostPosted: June 26th, 2019, 7:57 am 
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Interesting, but it would be surprising if it really was better than a similarly priced and well engineered conventional table.

Whatever vibrations would be transferred from the plinth in a conventional table, may be damped, but if the plinth vibrates, so do the magnets, and so does the levitation field, albeit damped. Ditto for motor variations, rumble, etc. Still gonna be transferred, but attenuated for sure.

Whatever airborne vibrations exist in the room should be exacerbated by the lack of a method of "sinking" the vibrations to a larger mass object, such as the plinth.

Gotta make sense that new issues arise with a floating platter: wobble and susceptibility to air currents. What happens when a window is opened, or a door slammed?

In addition, tonearm and cartridge selection is limited, and I bet VTA adjustment is a real treat!

Sorry, for all the "cool" factor, the old adage applies: just because you CAN do a thing, doesn't mean you SHOULD do that thing.

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PostPosted: June 26th, 2019, 8:17 am 
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Better make sure there are no open windows or fans running in the room.


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PostPosted: June 26th, 2019, 9:00 am 
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Stuart Polansky wrote:
Interesting, but it would be surprising if it really was better than a similarly priced and well engineered conventional table.

Whatever vibrations would be transferred from the plinth in a conventional table, may be damped, but if the plinth vibrates, so do the magnets, and so does the levitation field, albeit damped. Ditto for motor variations, rumble, etc. Still gonna be transferred, but attenuated for sure.

Whatever airborne vibrations exist in the room should be exacerbated by the lack of a method of "sinking" the vibrations to a larger mass object, such as the plinth.

Gotta make sense that new issues arise with a floating platter: wobble and susceptibility to air currents. What happens when a window is opened, or a door slammed?

In addition, tonearm and cartridge selection is limited, and I bet VTA adjustment is a real treat!

Sorry, for all the "cool" factor, the old adage applies: just because you CAN do a thing, doesn't mean you SHOULD do that thing.

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Or put another way -- a marketing gimmick. It's a cool thing to watch, but the end game here is sound reproduction. The arm, cartridge, interconnects, and phono stage have a much greater influence over the reproduction than a floating table -- not to mention the acoustic neutrality of the floating table itself . And what about all of the issues that Stuart brought up that is ignored. God forbid the manufacturer fessing up to obvious weaknesses.

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PostPosted: June 26th, 2019, 10:34 am 
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And unless you're using a strain gauge cartridge, the magnetic fields from the suspension have got to affect the cartridge... :angry-banghead:


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