I don't know how many of these I've either seen
or built at radio stations. It was always fun to
see a DJ frustrated, because of what he perceived
as turntable problems kick the base and bruise
his foot. All of them were covered in carpet.
The double ones were poured in place in a "U"
shape with a small "I" beam across the top of the
front. The top was just stained 3/4" plywood.
Those always worked great, frequently for EMTs,
at least until Technics took over the market.
At some stations, wooden base cabinets with a few
bags of playground sand in the base were the
At home, I'm just using a homemade equipment
stand. Shelves are two 3/4" layers of MDF glued
together. Some folks put, something else, such
as a layer of rubber between the layers of MDF.
The legs are 5/8" threaded rod with washers and
nuts holding the shelves. Once again, some folks
put rubber under the washers to de-couple the
legs from the shelves. Some also sharpen one end
of the legs into "spikes" to couple better to the
My stand is 6' tall with no rubber de-coupling
and works fine sitting on my concrete floors.
The mass of the shelves seems to do the trick. I
spray painted the whole thing for WAF. I've
moved shelves several times for different
equipment. And it will easily move to our new
digs in Virginia later this year.
If it were me having to shell out for the top as
well, I'd go buy some MDF. You do need a special
saw blade for it, but four layers glued up with
trim glued to it is going to cost you less than
10% of VPI's product.
>Before I bought the EMT 950 I made a stand out
>of concrete. Made damn good isolation, was a
>bitch to move (never did). Cost in US$ about 60.
>Could make it look nice as well if you add color
>or wood panels.
>·™ý¯ÈÍ 11/06/12 7:52 PM, –ÈËÂË Daniel Roth:
>>I'm caught in a product mis-information/vague
>>representation issue involving the purchase of
>>the VPI turntable stand (product link here:
>>Apparently the stand is comprised of three
>>separate pieces. However, no vendor website
>>makes that explicitly clear. The result: I
>>ordered two stands and have no top plates on
>>which to set my Rondine 3 turntables, and no
>>tungsten balls with which to isolate said top
>>plate. I'm now looking at spending an
>>additional $800 above the original $600 spent
>>on the stand bottom. Challenge: See if you can
>>locate any wording in the above link that
>>states there are two (2) additional pieces to
>>purchase if you want this item functional.
>>Any recommendations on a functional turntable
>>stand and a retailer who can be clear about
>>advertising what is needed to make a complete
>>unit would be greatly appreciated.
>>Additionally, what amount should be invested in
>>a turntable stand? It is understood that the
>>sky can be the limit, however, I'm seeking
>>Thank you in advance for your consideration.
>>Walter J Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
>>Richard B. Russell Special Collections Building
>>University of Georgia