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05-07-2007, 05:07 AM
hello to everyone!

I'm thinking to buy a Technics sl1200MK2 turntable and change the metal chassis for a round wood made one, there will be no electronic changes, only the chassis but i have to be sure that the turntable is well damped with wood, any suggestion??

Thank you!!!

05-07-2007, 07:46 AM
Welcome to Audio Review!!!

It may not be so easy the way parts integrate on those things. The 1200 is not a plank with a few parts bolted on. It's the result of much evolution in turntables and the build is fairly complex for a simple manual turntable. If you want something like the 1200 in wood... Why not a Denon?

Not saying it can't be done... but look... The 3 different sections / materials of the stock chassis, along with the very nice feet do a pretty good job of controlling resonance...

Alternatively, you could buy something like this... 3283QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Add a tonearm... armboard... Build whatever kind of plinth you want. Just build it solid, damp it with damping sheets if you see fit, install nice feet... Much easier... Probably better performance...