Adjustable Isolation Feet for Turntables

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Wammer
Wammer
Oct 22, 2012
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Derek
My AR ES-1 has a wooden cabinet/plinth, the corners of which are supported/braced on the underside by a short length of wood at each corner. Also at each corner, a simple rubber foot is mounted under the table via a wood screw up into this wooden brace.

I'm now going to be placing the turntable on a surface that isn't itself adjustable (unlike the turntable shelf on my old rack), so levelling the table will be a bit difficult (because the feet aren't adjustable). I've seen lots of after-market adjustable isolation feet, but they seem to be based on an M6 or M8 bolt, so presumably they'll be anchored into a piece of kit that has the correct nut secured into the component's base.

Does anyone know of an adjustable isolation foot that can be anchored by a wood screw?

 

Radioham

Wammer
Wammer
Mar 8, 2010
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Alan Ralph
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  1. No
Hi,

Could you not use some metal washers under the feet until you have it level, and then transfer the washers to go between the plinth and foot.

Otherwise I think you will have to look at some captive nut like a T nut sunken into the bottom of the plinth to take the new feet or a plate of metal secured in each corner of the brace with wood screws and then a tapped hole in the middle to take the new foot.

B&Q do thes in M6 or M8

http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/nails-screws-fixings-hardware/nuts-bolts-washers/nuts/-specificproducttype-tee_nuts/Tee-Nut-AVF-860812-Pack-Of-10-W-M8-9708805?skuId=10079542

or eBay threaded bush

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-Rivet-nuts-Rivnuts-Nutserts-M6-Stainless-Steel-/380356086745?pt=UK_BOI_Metalworking_Milling_Welding_Metalworking_Supplies_ET&hash=item588efd4bd9#ht_2532wt_1069

4 Techniques 1210 feet will cost about £10 each, but I dont know the thread size (Acording to the web its M6

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/technics-sl-1210-1200-feet-x4-isulator-foot-good-condition-/111225735249?_trksid=p2054897.l4275#ht_310wt_1399

Or these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adjustable-feet-Threaded-inserts-Table-feet-20mm-long-/141117629459?pt=UK_DIY_Material_Nails_Fixing_MJ&hash=item20db442413#ht_511wt_1399

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adjustable-Feet-for-Baseboard-Legs-M6-Pack-of-4-/161136082642?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item2584757ed2#ht_413wt_1161

Alan

 

Chumpy

Wammer
Wammer
Dec 3, 2005
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Bristol UK
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Charlie
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  1. No
As implied earlier, there are convenient cheaper alternatives, even for things on 4 feet-legs-mounts etc.

Generally, as long as all safely installed/maintained, anything will do job (I admit though that I have always been happy to have my t/t's on 4 LEVELLING corner-things - I currently for 9 years favour black cheap-cider plastic bottle-caps trimmed suitably on SO Z560 stand spiked into stone).

I won't mention Bristol etc demo of Dual 505 at angle of 33 degrees in early 1980s tracking/playing nice sound adequately.

 

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