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Old February 3rd 18, 04:10 PM posted to uk.rec.audio
D.M. Procida
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What would you recommend (for an Acoustic Research "The AR Turntable")?

Thanks,

Daniele
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Old February 3rd 18, 05:08 PM posted to uk.rec.audio
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Huge wrote:

On 2018-02-03, D.M. Procida

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What would you recommend (for an Acoustic Research "The AR Turntable")?


I think I've always put 3-in-1 in my Thorens t/table!


What?! Don't you find that the sound is smoother and more effortlessly
fluid when using a dedicated audiophile-quality product?

Daniele
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Old February 4th 18, 10:07 AM posted to uk.rec.audio
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Huge wrote:
On 2018-02-03, D.M. Procida wrote:
What would you recommend (for an Acoustic Research "The AR Turntable")?


I think I've always put 3-in-1 in my Thorens t/table!


3 in 1 isn't usually the ideal choice since it is designed for other jobs
than just plain lubrication. In rather the same way as WD40. Both sort of
work for many assorted jobs, but may not be the very best for a single
task.

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Old February 4th 18, 04:39 PM posted to uk.rec.audio
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Johnny B Good wrote:

Engineering's not a science (I know that some engineers think it is, but
they're mistaken) but all the same it does rely on quantitive
measurements, analyses and predictions.


Actually, engineering *is* an exact science. The problems typically
arise in the implementation of 'engineering solutions' due to calculation
errors, 'penny pinching' and poor quality control over materials and
manufacturing tolerances.


It might be exact, but it's not a science. Physics and chemistry are
sciences. Engineering (and for example medicine) are not.

Ah, but I don't have a hundred turntables to do such an experiment so I
can't be any more persuasive than stating my own preference and the
reasoning behind it, all of which is of no further help in solving the
OP's question.


On the contrary, I thought the answers were quite helpful.

Daniele
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Old February 5th 18, 04:10 PM posted to uk.rec.audio
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On 03/02/18 18:10, Huge wrote:

What?! Don't you find that the sound is smoother and more effortlessly
fluid when using a dedicated audiophile-quality product?


Nope. D

Although doubtless there are audiophools who would fall for that.

IMNHO any light machine oil will do.


Snake oil ;o)

Get the low hiss extra virgin quality ...

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Old February 9th 18, 02:06 PM posted to uk.rec.audio
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~misfit~ wrote:

It's nice to have my 'solution' ratified by no less a manufacturer
than Samsung's Hard disk storage division. :-) Also, the turntable is
still working to perfection to this day. If that AR turntable uses a
similar spindle sleeve bearing, I think I can safely recommend a
viscous silicone oil as a tried and tested lubricant.


It was Seagate.

So you replicated this; http://www.nidec.net/graphics/fdbdwg.gif for your
tutrntable? Because that's a HDD fluid bearing designed for HDDs running at
between 5,900 rpm and 15,000 rpm.

Well done!!!


My children had a pair of gerbils when they were young, and we made them
a very nice gerbil home.

One of the features of their residence was a wheel they could run in. It
was made from a round biscuit tin, and a bearing taken from an old hard
disk drive.

Not quite 5900 RPM, but I think it must have been the smoothest running
and quietest wheel a gerbil ever enjoyed.

Sadly, I can't recall the hard disk drive manufacturer, so I have no
idea whether the wheel was actually any good or was simply complete
rubbish that only a moron would have built.

Daniele
 




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