| Wojtek wrote:|
| A magnetic tape (VCR) seems to be in fashion in some circles ,as a rubber belt replacement .Doesn't stretch like rubber and you can glue the required lenght as you wish .Custom motor pulley is required|
This is big colt issue in the TT world: the driving a TT with reel-to-reel tape (not VCR).
I do not know, I always have difficulties to talk with audio people about those subjects. They seems to have very strong and very definitive position how different driving tool affect sound of their timbales. The most confident and vocal of them claim that driving belt hugely affect the performance of this TT. Those people use dead and LF restricted loudspeakers, disabled phonostages and very quite irrational sound in there listening rooms but still they state the DC supply for this TT motors, NASSA designed TT belt with servo circuit of belt tension monitoring is something that “hugely improves the performance of analog gear”. What a ridicules audio freakanization!
I drove my TTs with fabric threads, fishing lines, reel-to-reel tape, dental floss, nylon belts and whatever else I was able to find. All of them act differently on platter; all of them have different tensions, different slippage, and in a very microscopic and negligible way affect the micro-stability of the platters momentum. However, do they SPOUND different in context of the perforce of entire TT? I really do not think so, as least I was not able to detect it. Even if you place your motor 3 feet away, drive platter with a long reel-to-reel tape, and clearly hear that the tape ‘sings” then this very objective and very undesirable noise has completely no effect to sound coming from loudspeakers. (at least in context of Micro Seiki 8000’s platters).
So what does it means that “a magnetic tape (VCR) seems to be in fashion”? I really do not know… probably it has to do something with ....“fashion".
Romy the Cat
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