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Old 19-12-16, 11:46 AM
jamie123 jamie123 is offline
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panzerholz plinth?

i have a pioneer early 70's direct drive tt,i have just made a tonearm board from panzerholz,the stock one was plywood,ive tried solid ebony and really prefer over the 3 the panzerholz.

this has got me thinking what a plinth made in it would sound like.
the stock plinth is plywood sitting on a metal frame,see the cut away photo below.





what do you reckon fella's good idea or better leaving it alone?
i should add i used to be a cabinet maker and antique restorer so making/veneering isnt a problem for me.
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Old 19-12-16, 12:03 PM
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained. As long as you don't bugger up the old plinth I can't see a problem.
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Old 19-12-16, 04:08 PM
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Good enough for the German Enigma machine cases, what could possibly go wrong.

As a fellow cabinet maker though I hear it very quickly blunts your tooling when working with it.. love to play with some.

Have you thought of trying Corian ? not as organic though.

Also handy for target practice..

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Old 19-12-16, 11:51 PM
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Expensive stuff though, last time I looked it was about 600 a sheet!
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Old 20-12-16, 02:32 AM
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Having heard a 401 in both corian and panzerholz plinths (as well as ply and slate) my preference was for corian.

Neither is cheap or easy to work, on balance for me I'd go heavier birch ply plinth, and detail with armboard material.
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Old 20-12-16, 04:11 PM
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I'm intending to use Corian (predominantly) for the plinth of my new turntable - though it is quite a different design to that discussed here.
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Old 21-12-16, 02:34 AM
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Corian or its alternatives are good materials for this sort of thing IMO. They are easy to machine but are a little abrasive to the CNC bits. Corian is however expensive and difficult to get hold of. Hi-macs on the other hand is manufactured by LG, is much cheaper, available from places off the shelf like James Latham's and is available in a much wider range of colours.
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Old 21-12-16, 09:06 AM
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i may give corian a try then with all these different armboards im using its easy to loose sight of whats a natural sound and whats not. arghhhhhh!
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Old 21-12-16, 11:31 AM
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Well if you need it CNCing I can quote you for that. I can get the Hi-macs as well if you go that route. Even if not it would be good to see progress.
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Old 21-12-16, 12:12 PM
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Well if you need it CNCing I can quote you for that. I can get the Hi-macs as well if you go that route. Even if not it would be good to see progress.
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Old 22-12-16, 03:26 AM
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Expensive stuff though, last time I looked it was about 600 a sheet!
Yes, it is about that price. I've never used the Hi-macs - have you compared it to Corian directly (I have used Corian)? How do they compare?
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Old 22-12-16, 05:15 AM
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Only in speaker baffles. It's basically the same stuff, dust in plastic! Sounded the same in the baffles.
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Old 22-12-16, 05:56 AM
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Well I've just had a very constructive chat with James Latham's and I've got three small samples on the way. As you say, it is much more competitively priced (though still quite expensive). Thanks for the tip .
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Old 22-12-16, 06:46 AM
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No worries
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Old 22-12-16, 06:50 AM
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Grimm use it for the baffle on thier super expensive monitors.
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