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Post by IslandPink » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:08 pm

"The bass is the king of the instruments - it has no known natural predator" (Wobble)

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Re: Maglev

Post by Nick » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:30 pm

I got excited then as I thought they may be about maglev on the platter, which is something I have been thinking about with the turntable I have been working on for ever.
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Re: Maglev

Post by ed » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:51 pm

old thicko here......

I really can't make out the operating principal......is the platter floating or is it's mass sitting on the bearing?
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Re: Maglev

Post by IslandPink » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:03 pm

Yes I thought there was a picture of the magnets there somewhere , quite disappointing.
Nick, what do you mean - I assumed there would be some sort of ring magnet on both the plinth and on the platter ?
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Re: Maglev

Post by Ant » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:51 pm

It just seems to use a pair of opposing magnets to lift the platter so it isn't running on a hardened ball or bearing shaft end in the bottom of the bearing housing, but it still runs a bearing that is a shaft as normal with a set of liners

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Re: Maglev

Post by Nick » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:00 pm

Ahh ok, it is doing what I hoped supporting the platter on a magnet like clearaudio and a few others do. Hard to see from the pictures.
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Re: Maglev

Post by ed » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:45 am

ahhh, I see now!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/60T-Super-Soun ... SwJdBbCjS2

or here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FFYX-Aluminum- ... 0009.m1982

I hadn't realised there were so many maglev turntables out there
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