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Magnetic tonearm suspension
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Author:  jwags818 [ 06 Jul 2020, 17:25 ]
Post subject:  Magnetic tonearm suspension

So I was perusing the projects earlier and saw that excellent looking turntable. I noticed that he suspended the tonearm ( unless I am mistaken ) with magnets. I also assume its levitating without any physical contact. I am a Mechanical Engineer and it seems to me that you want as little damping as possible in order to capture the transients with anything like realism. I can't imagine no matter how strong the magnets are that it wouldn't suffer a loss of energy by the arm moving. Am I wrong? And if so please explain. I would love to be wrong because it sounds really cool.


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