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Old 03-18-2018, 12:15 PM
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I'm so glad that you were able to solve the problem, and have to admit I never would have suspected a loose foot to be the root cause!
Me either! I only found it because I decided I would completely tear down the turntable and do a complete new setup. Luckily I started with the feet!
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Problem solved .... one of the prime feet weren’t completely tight at the base so there was a tad bit of play so as the heavy platter would spin it caused some very tiny movement of the base which was worse at the edge of the record ... which caused the arm to wobble excessively causing the rumble. Now my only problem is that I auditioned the Avenger Reference with the Transfiguration Proteus today and am having delusions of grandeur now! LOL
I'm willing to bet I might have the same issue. I have one foot that is a fair bit more unscrewed for leveling purposes. I'll screw it in and work on getting everything else level instead.

Thank you for the update!
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I'm willing to bet I might have the same issue. I have one foot that is a fair bit more unscrewed for leveling purposes. I'll screw it in and work on getting everything else level instead.

Thank you for the update!
One more thing worth noting was that while with my bubble level the platter looked level ... with a digital level I saw otherwise. That last little bit helped as well.

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I'm so glad that you were able to solve the problem, and have to admit I never would have suspected a loose foot to be the root cause!
I have found a relatively inexpensive tweek for the VPI feet. Inside the feet is rubber insert w/ metal stud that screws into the plinth. The rubber resembles a part as used in a auto motor mount. MINOR isolation qualities! A company named Symposium Audio makes an insert which fits inside the footers and damps out vibration. It is a multi-layered insert of different compounds. Installed all 4 in under an hour. No tools! More mid-range and solid bass, highs seemed a bit smoother. All for under $200. Just passing it on.

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One more thing worth noting was that while with my bubble level the platter looked level ... with a digital level I saw otherwise ...
Some levels are definitely more accurate than others. Proper turntable setup really requires good tools.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:40 PM
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Some levels are definitely more accurate than others. Proper turntable setup really requires good tools.
My eyes aren't quite as good as they used to be either so a good digital meter really helped me out! I'm sure even 10 years ago I would have done a fine job with the bubble level!

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