I've had this Garrard for a few years and it still works very well. I built this plinth in 45 minutes and it was supposed to be temporary but no I used it for many years.
This is the before pic.
I met local Klipsch forum member Kenny this year. His woodworking skills are top notch. I was lamenting my lack of a proper plinth for this great table while we were listening to the Jubilees. A few emails later and he has offered to help me with the plinth. It is great to have generous forum members in town.
He recommended some 13plly plywood so I picked up a sheet at a local supplier.
This is a sheet of 13 ply ripped down to 21 x 18 inch pieces. Ten total with one used as a template. If we use 9 layers of 13 ply that is 117 ply layers... Dang...
This was the most time consuming aspect of the plinth build but the rounded corners look spectacular.
Here is where we stopped on Saturday. That is alot of progress in 4 hours.
About two hours or so on Tuesday night and we have everything cut and tonearm placement is spot on.
This has far exceeded my expectations.
Now I have homework.
Repeat as necessary.
Thank you Kenny for your time and help building this Garrard 301 plinth.
They do not get points for creative company names but I like the industrial look of their gear. They are building around the 250 and 245. I with they had a picture of the GA40 with four 250's and four 280's. Certainly overkill back in the day.
Fall is coming on pretty quick here in the south. It is getting cooler but I'm getting ready for on overdue trip to a small Island in the Bahamas. These tracks will definitely be on my vacation playlists.
I don't usually only past part of an article but I haven't been able to find the rest of this one. The mobile truck horn is really cool. If anyone has additional information or pics of this horn please let me know. Perfect size...
Thank you Chris Askew for finding the rest of the article for me.
“I like big horns and I cannot lie, those little horns make me cry” Tom Danley "Simple. A horn is just a reasonably rigid boundary for an air column. Now all you have to do is figure what shape to make it." PWK