Platter rings.

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#1 Platter rings.

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I am going to order some cartridge tags, and I noticed the e-bay supplier also does 401 platter damping rings for £4.99 a pair.

It's been a while since these were mentioned, so what is the current view on them ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-x-GARRARD-301-4 ... 1435wt_698
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I made some from o-ring string which is what the ones being sold on ebay are I believe, I don't think that there is a massive difference to the sound TBO but they do make the platter ring less if tapped but I do think that you can go too far with damping and it can suck the life out of the music if your not carefull.

Although I haven't done it on the 401 I found that sticking the platter mat down on my lenco g99 worked wonders for the sound.
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Seconded - and I still have some of the rubber left.

You only need to cut to size and use superglue and bingo! you have HiTEkHiFiplatter ring.
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A damped 401 platter reveals the HF... more damping makes it cleaner...does not suck the life out of it although I could have thought it did before damping the hell out of it. :)

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I'm not convinced by nitrile.....I had some, it was great for 6 months but it stretched and became loose. OK you can cut it and re-glue but it's a hassle. I'm not sure what the proper rubber ones are called but Vic at Trans-Fi has some, they don't need glueing either.
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i found big fat elastic bands were more effective than o-rings in damping the ringing

don't look very attractive though !

the outer part of the platter seems to ring more than the inner part (bit like one of those singing bowls)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpw53tN6h8E

i think this is why rings and elastic bands have more effect than sticking blue tack or similar on the bottom of the platter. tho the blue tack does make a difference.

vic has designed the ringing out with a solid platter driven on the outside:
http://www.trans-fi.com/turntables.htm
anyone heard one of these yet ?
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richardcooper2k wrote: vic has designed the ringing out with a solid platter driven on the outside:
http://www.trans-fi.com/turntables.htm
anyone heard one of these yet ?
I have a Salvation, I'm a beta tester. I also have a 301 in a twin tier slate plinth. The 301 is relegated to be my second deck, the difference is significant.
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Hi all, I can certainly recommend the platter rings. I use two on my 401, along with a cork mat. They certainly make a significant difference. Much cleaner high frequencies with less smearing.
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