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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:36 pm 
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So I just finished my DIY turntable and am very happy with the results. Mitchell Technoarm A tonearm and Mitchell bearing with a Delrin platter. The plinth is heavy Baltic birch ply with maple exterior. I am using a dc stand alone motor with speed control. I would like to buy a strobe platter matte and the light,battery powered to occasionally check the speed. Do I need a specific type of light and can any members suggest where I can buy these items. Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:09 pm 
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If you're not too fussy, eBay has full LP sized strobe disc for $15 or so. They are good enough. Just make sure it's for 60hz bulb. The bigger the better. If you're anal and want true accuracy with independent light source, the only one to get at a sane price is the KAB speed strobe.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:11 pm 
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Something like this
https://www.turntableneedles.com/Black- ... ope_p_4189
They have others. As for the light any light running at 60hz will work.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:14 pm 
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We need pics of your handiwork!

I use this phone app although some have said it can be off by .1 RPM when calibrated against a SOTA strobe disc. Probably phone & service provider dependent.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apkossa.rpmeter&hl=en

I have a small strobe you're welcome to that I used with the disc that came with my turntable. You're welcome to the strobe for the cost of your gas (I live in Kelowna just off Rutland Rd.) It's not battery operated.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:21 pm 
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I wouldn't put a mat on a delrin platter, so a strobe pattern from Vinyl Engine printed on paper would be good enough, and nearly free. And since you're pretty handy, you could rig up a neon bulb for the light. If you want something more accurate than what the grid provides, there's a schematic at DIYAudio that uses an IC timer for greater accuracy.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:27 pm 
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Thanks members, I will check out those suggestions. Very big thanks to shawnewes. I may take you up on your offer. I have attached pics of the project.


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8) Nice clean lines.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:37 pm 
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Very nice and tasteful.


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I've seen good feedback for this product.

https://www.tindie.com/products/bot_thoughts/turntable-strobe/


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^ Now that's what I'm talking about.

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A nighlight with a filament bulb and a disc from Vinylengine do the trick for me.


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