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Turntable Outer Rings

I have a number of albums with minor warps. I would like to hear your experience about the increasingly popular outer rings available for turntables. I know that VPI now includes them. There is also a company in Canada than manufactures these rings.
http://www.ttweights.com/page/page/6597621.htm
I just received mine and am starting some critical listening. I'll post my thoughts in the near future, but I thought that it is a good time to get the subject rolling.

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I look forward to your report. I couldn't find the prices. Do you know what the different models cost?

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Just drill down from this page:

http://www.ttweights.com/Periphery.html

Prices range from $289 for the lightest plain copper ring to $569 for the heaviest nickel plated ring.

I sent them a message asking for their recommendation for a Michell Gyro.

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Very interesting! I wonder what would work for a Rega?

Trey

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Just drill down from this page:

http://www.ttweights.com/Periphery.html

Prices range from $289 for the lightest plain copper ring to $569 for the heaviest nickel plated ring.

I sent them a message asking for their recommendation for a Michell Gyro.

I will be interested in their reply!

The Gyro is suspended, and it makes me wonder what it would do to not only the suspension adjustment, but how it may change some of the resonances in the suspension.

I have a Gyro and use a Mapleknoll Reflex Clamp in place of the stock Michell clamp that seems to do a pretty good job without having had to change the suspension.

If you hear back, I'd love to hear what they tell you!

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Saw that they've experimented with Verdier TTs & have specific products for them... interested!

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Quote:

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Just drill down from this page:

http://www.ttweights.com/Periphery.html

Prices range from $289 for the lightest plain copper ring to $569 for the heaviest nickel plated ring.

I sent them a message asking for their recommendation for a Michell Gyro.

I will be interested in their reply!

The Gyro is suspended, and it makes me wonder what it would do to not only the suspension adjustment, but how it may change some of the resonances in the suspension.

I have a Gyro and use a Mapleknoll Reflex Clamp in place of the stock Michell clamp that seems to do a pretty good job without having had to change the suspension.

If you hear back, I'd love to hear what they tell you!

It will lower the resonant frequency of the suspension but not by much. That might offer a slight improvement if it doesn't mess with the resonant frequency of your arm/cartridge.

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Re: Turntable Outer Rings

I have now spent nearly a month using the VPI package from TT weights.
Now, over the past six months, I have made other major changes in my analog playback, but these were done for several months before I purchased the ring and record clamp.
I finally tracked down and cured an annoying 60 hz hum that was annoying me for over a year!

I had my phono stage upgraded by Chris Johnson at Parts Connexion:

I also purchased the Ortofon Windfeld cartridge:

Here's a picture of the set-up:

First of all, from a practical standpoint, I no longer have to worry about my modestly-warped records. That background rumble which would change in pitch as the stylus roller-coasters through the groove is GONE.
No more warped albums need to be sandwiched between glass plates and then sit in the desert sun for repair!
For the past month, I have been listening to albums I have not heard in 30+ years! I spent nearly 2 hours at Zia records last night searching through the used vinyl bins. Fortunately I have plenty of record cleaning fluid for my HW-17!

The sound is as best as I have ever heard.
I could shout out all the audiophile jargon and cliches.
I hear music and detail from these albums that I have never heard before.
It is so quiet that you forget your listening to vinyl until a stray pop occurs.
I can now understand why some turntable manufacturers are including rings on there 'tables.
Very highly recommended, indeed!
Mike
Time for some Lowell George.

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that is freakin gorgeous. if it sounds as good as it looks, you are definitely in analog nirvana. enjoy.

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As someone who's heard his system, it's all that right now.

And, those rings and weights are pretty drunk-proof!

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Very interesting! I wonder what would work for a Rega?

Trey

http://www.ttweights.com/regttpro.html

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http://www.ttweights.com/Periphery.html

I sent them a message asking for their recommendation for a Michell Gyro.

I will be interested in their reply!

Sorry for the late followup, I don't check these forums that often. Larry Denham recommended their lightest ring clamp:


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It is light and will not flatten warped records, it certainly improves playback of warped records, but the sound from the periphery dampening is excellent, I assume you are using a Mitchell clamp.

I haven't decided whether to get one or not. I only have wow problems with maybe a handful of records, even though my SME309 + AT33PTG combo is not ideal for warp riding.

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As someone who's heard his system, it's all that right now.

And, those rings and weights are pretty drunk-proof!

With all due respect to my opinionated, yet very informed Democrat, are they really drunk-proof? I mean it looks gorgeous and don't doubt the upgrade's qualities, but does any one find them to be a pain to use on a regular basis? I have an HW-19 as well, and have wrestled with the TT Weights/VPI Outer Ring possibility for months. Would anyone give up this ring if they had to now? Thanks for an informed response.

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