Levitating turntables

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  • #5045
    anomaly7
    anomaly7
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    Okay, I’ll admit that I’ve got ceramic disc magnets that repel each other and provide life for the 65 lb platter on my DIY turntable, but the Mag-Lev turntable    Check out the world’s first “levitating” turntable takes the idea of magnetic levitation to it’s ultimate evolution. I see quite a few potential difficulties with this design, but I am intrigued enough to want to see one of these when they eventually come to market.

     

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  • #5050
    Alón
    Alón
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    David, it’s really cool, but why does it look like it’s on fire?

  • #5078
    jazzfan
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    Admittedly a visually intriguing design. But beyond that, I’m curious to know how this technology is superior to existing turntable designs.

     

     

  • #5084
    anomaly7
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    Alon, a splendid observation (on fire) that I didn’t notice until you pointed it out! A nearby bar-b-q perhaps?

     

    Jazzfan- That this design is superior to existing turntable designs will be a matter of debate. he purported advantage would be that there could be no bearing noise transmitted to the platter- there being no bearing that the platter is riding on. Now, will there be trade offs by using this method (levitation) for spinning the platter? Undoubtedly. Worth the trade off?

     

    David

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