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new platter for old Pro-Ject
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Holy Moly! Thats quite a project!
I bought a new Project table but I didn't like the way the mickey-mouse looking anti-skating device had this stupid looking piece of little wire suspending the weight, so I removed it and found a chunk of solid steel, drilled a hole in it and inserted a steel shaft, with a bend at the end, spray painted it flat black, and it looks awesome. Plus it's better because I can reposition it however I want.

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Spent the most of the afternoon listening to various genres of music, and the Corian platter definitely makes a positive difference. The difference is less apparent on the hard rock albums, (Blue Oyster Cult, UFO, etc..) but was quite striking on the Ry Cooder/ Manuel Galban "Mambo SInuendo" collaboration, with greater detail on the bass as well as Galban's funky Cuban surf guitar sound. Also striking was the low-level detail in the first thirty seconds of Alan Parson's "I Robot". Side one of the Who's "Quadrophenia" was breathtaking as always, but slightly mores this time around.

None of the records I listened to sounded worse,in my opinion. I will continue to evaluate deeper into my collection.

Regarding the Pro-Ject hanging weight anti-skate system; mine fell off and was lost years ago during one of my turntable repair ventures, si I have done without it now for at least 5-6 years. Can't say that I miss it.

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I tried using the table without the weight but sometimes when the stylus got to the end of the record it would jump out of the groove and skate across the paper label until it hit the spindle. Now THAT'S skating force.

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