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stanley
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Steel platter turntable create issues?

Could the steel platter on a TT create hum or noise (or other)issues, possibly associated with a MM cartridge?

I notice that most TT feature aluminum or other nonmagnetic platters, but the Pro-ject Debut III comes with a steel platter.

I am considering the Debut III because it will accomodate my 78 collection as well as my LP's, but I don't want to buy into trouble.

I ran across this issue as I searched the web for info on the Debut III.

Here is the URL to the post that caught my eye.

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/archive/index.php/t-67920.html

Any direction would be appreciated. I am enamored with the Debut III at the price- Thanks for your comments.

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Re: Steel platter turntable create issues?

You might look at the Music Hall 2.1 if this seems to be a recurring Project problem. As long as color was not the TT issue. Youi might also look at www.Britaudio.com for their pricing on the Rega OEM 2. Hard to beat a Rega tone arm.

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Re: Steel platter turntable create issues?

I bought a Project Debut III for my son-in-law as a birthday gift. The only sounds I have heard coming out of it are musical, at a level far better than the price would suggest. I have even tried an MC cartridge, but no adverse interference was experienced.

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Re: Steel platter turntable create issues?

thanks, Logan.

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Re: Steel platter turntable create issues?

I doubt the hum is associated with the platter, though this is just a knee-jerk response.

I would first try moving the power supply around, even if it means running an extension cord to another room to see if it could be coming from a ground loop.

Sometimes the solution can be as simple as removing a ground pin from a component power cord or grounding the table to a different chasis. If you have several interconnects available, you might even try a different IC that has better shielding.

In any event, do let us know how you resolve this as it helps us all learn a little bit.

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Re: Steel platter turntable create issues?

I haven't bought the TT yet- this is an issue that surfced on a SH forum website from two different members. I emailed one Sunday to see if he had resolution yet and he has not- he seems to think it is interference created by the motor. But thanks for replying. I have to think this TT is well thought out, although one can never be too careful these days.

On another note- if you were building a budget quality stereo system today, what speakers would you consider? I need to build from the ground up, as I gave away four- 4 ohm Atlantis 7 speakers I had for years, thinking wax was dead. Now I find myself back in the thick of it with no speakers (I'm running through my Dell Dimension right now on my LP to CD/MP3 project). I prefer small speakers to large ones, and as a fifty plus year old I have a pronounced case of Tinnitus and hearing loss, so I'm not goin to be able to pick up much detail or nuance anyway! With that in mind, I appreciate your recommendations. I have a $250 speaker budget. Thanks.

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