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    Default Roksan Radius 5 clone

    Rather than hijack Steve's thread I'll post more on the table build here.

    I just replicated a Roksan Radius 5 in 1" bubinga.

    Here is an original Roksan and the replicated pieces.

     

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    A mockup of the pieces before final assembly.


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    The finished table with a RB-251 arm wired with silver.


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    I added a connection block and wired direct to it. I can now use any interconnects I want. Most likely some Nordost silver that I like.


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    This table is a little special in that you set the VTA by raising or lowering the platter instead of the tone arm.

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    A playing shot


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    That is one nice looking turn table. Good work and happy listening!

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    That's really beautiful work

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    Thanks guys, not bad for some homey DIY project. I even had to fix the phono pre. It was given to me with a shorted power transformer. Fixing that is a whole other story.


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    Looks great Luther. What bearing and motor did you use?
    - Steve You got fins to the left, fins to the right...Wilson WP8, Pass Labs XA-100.5, Pass Labs XP-20, BAT PK-V5, Soundsmith "The Voice" Ebony, TTW GEM V2, MacMini, Amarra, Ayre QB-9 DSD, X-CAN V-3, Sennheiser HD-535, Adona Racks, SRA amp bases, PS Audio PPP, Mogami w/ Neutrik XLRs, Douglas speaker cable, GIK treatments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowGEEZR View Post
    Looks great Luther. What bearing and motor did you use?
    They are original Roksan Radius 5. I started with a full Roksan table that was missing the arm. The light bulb went off and as they say, the rest is history.

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    Very nice job. How do you raise and lower the platter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad225 View Post
    Very nice job. How do you raise and lower the platter?
    You will notice in post #2 the bearing is actually recessed into the plinth. By placing shims (like washers) between the bearing and the plinth it raises the entire assembly.

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    That's beautiful! I really envy you woodworking guys. I would have so many cool wooden things, if I knew how to do it and had the tools and knew how to use them. I have projects out the ass...in my mind.

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