Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Brad24

record weights, do they work or just a gimmick?

Recommended Posts

Guest Muon N'

They do help mate the record with the mat/platter and that helps the sound reproduction, but you need a TT drive system that can handle the extra weight without strain, if you don't you can be doing more harm than good.

Edited by Muon N'
typo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Muon N' said:

They do help mate the record with the mat/platter and that helps the sound reproduction, but you need a TT drive system that can handle the extra weight without strain, if you don't you can be doing more harm than good.

I’ve got a Rega Planar 6

Edited by Brad24

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Muon N'
1 minute ago, Brad24 said:

I’ve got a Rega P8

You will need to look at what other Rega owners do and their experience with different weights.

Haven't owned one myself, sorry.

 

Nice deck.. BTW :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I would not recommend a record weight for Rega TT. There are brands who do lightweight weights and clamps specially for Rega (Michel for example).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Hydrology said:

I would not recommend a record weight for Rega TT. There are brands who do lightweight weights and clamps specially for Rega (Michel for example).

Thanks, do they make a difference?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know the cost of this device, but if not too expensive, why not give it a go anyway.

 

I know that some TTs use clamps as part of the package, like my Pro-Ject TT and the sound is certainly different without the clamp being used. One sure thing I can say is that my clamp really does help with warped records.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, rantan said:

I don't know the cost of this device, but if not too expensive, why not give it a go anyway.

 

I know that some TTs use clamps as part of the package, like my Pro-Ject TT and the sound is certainly different without the clamp being used. One sure thing I can say is that my clamp really does help with warped records.

Cheers Lindsay

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


1 hour ago, Brad24 said:

Thanks, do they make a difference?

 

If you use a heavy weight, Brad ... you will increase the force which the bottom end of the bearing has against the base of the bearing.  This is baaad, for many reasons.

(Unless, of course, you have an air-bearing TT!  :lol: )

 

If you want to 'iron out' warps then, as Hydrology suggested ... get a lightweight clamp.

 

Andy

 

Edited by andyr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Muon N'

I'd look at a clamp and not a weight, a clamp as others have suggested.

Edited by Muon N'
clarity

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an HRS ADL platter weight on my PinK Triangle and an ADH on my Thales. They are both fabulous products that reduce the noise floor and help with micro-detail, even on a gun table like the Thales. The ADL works with a suspended turntable and isn't too heavy, it may be fine with a Rega

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Brad24 said:

Do these things actually work or are they just a waste of your hard earned

 

https://www.mofielectronics.com/super-heavyweight-record-weight

Yes it works.   It won't wear out a decent bearing in my lifetime either.   However, cheap ones on eBay will do the same job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


21 minutes ago, aussievintage said:

 

It won't wear out a decent bearing in my lifetime either.

 

 

So you'd call a Linn bearing a "not decent" bearing, av?  :lol:

 

22 minutes ago, aussievintage said:

 

Yes it works.

  

 

In what way does it 'work', av?  IE. what do you hear with a heavy weight on - vs., say, a lightweight clamp?

 

Andy

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the look and description of these and one would have thought that a company like MoFi  ( probably ) wouldn't bother making it if it was injurious to turntables. Does anybody know the price of these in Australia?

If they are not crazy expensive I might try one on my PL 50.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, andyr said:

So you'd call a Linn bearing a "not decent" bearing, av?  :lol:

Dunno, you're telling the story.

 

3 hours ago, andyr said:

In what way does it 'work', av?  IE. what do you hear with a heavy weight on - vs., say, a lightweight clamp?

I never said other methods didn't work also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, aussievintage said:

Dunno, you're telling the story.

 

I never said other methods didn't work also.

 

Maate ... I'm just quoting what you posted.  :P

 

Andy

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


8 minutes ago, andyr said:

 

Maate ... I'm just quoting what you posted.  :P

 

Andy

 

No you're not.  I never mentioned Linn, and I never said clamps would not also work.    Geez you can be irritating, keep up the good work! :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Did someone mention Clampdown?

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the mofi deck with the mofi weight and it works ell, very easy to hear , the sound just seems more " focused" for want of a better word. 

 

As others have said, I'd be careful with weight on a Rega t/t and look at a clamp , clearaudio makes a " clever clamp " from memory , light weight and easy to use 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

G’day lads.

 

I’ve often wondered about weights.  My records a very flat (mostly), but I notice a few don’t sit all the way down the spindle when on the platter.  It’s not much, maybe 1mm, but when I push them all the way down, they always pop back up.

 

It seems logical to me that with these records the stylus is not sitting correctly in the groove, as mentioned it’s not out by much.

 

I assume a clamp clamps on to the spindle using tension rather than weight.

 

I have a belt drive TT, (Music Hall MMF 2.2), would a clamp be better for me?

 

Cheers.

Ant.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All i can see a weight would do is give you a flywheel effect....inertia etc which may or may not work depending on your particular turntable,

where as the clamp would be more beneficial for any turntable due to helping with warped records etc.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, kab said:

All i can see a weight would do is give you a flywheel effect....inertia etc which may or may not work depending on your particular turntable,

 

A weight also flattens records and couples them more firmly to the mat/platter, same as a clamp.

Edited by aussievintage

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK.

 

Just had a browse for clamps on line.  There are soooooo many to choose from.

 

Any suggestions to help me narrow down the search?

 

I see some listed as 3 in 1 Record Clamp, Disc Stabilizer for Vibration Balanced (?)

Some have 50 or 60 Hz listed.

Some come with a bubble degree on top.

 

Does the type of metal used affect performance or just aesthetics?

What weight should I be looking for with a clamp?

 

Thanks.

Ant.. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, BuzzzFuzzz said:

OK.

 

Just had a browse for clamps on line.  There are soooooo many to choose from.

 

Any suggestions to help me narrow down the search?

 

I see some listed as 3 in 1 Record Clamp, Disc Stabilizer for Vibration Balanced (?)

Some have 50 or 60 Hz listed.

Some come with a bubble degree on top.

 

Does the type of metal used affect performance or just aesthetics?

What weight should I be looking for with a clamp?

 

Thanks.

Ant.. 

Michell Engineering (makers of the Gyrodec) make a very effective clamp for both Rega and non-Rega turntables.

Edited by Telecine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Telecine said:

Michell Engineering (makers of the Gyrodec) make a very effective clamp for both Rega and non-Rega turntables.

Just make sure that it suits your spindle. You need a “Goldilocks” amount above the record level.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...