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Old 11-08-2018, 06:01 PM
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Does anybody wall mount all or any of their components for better vibration control? If it works for a turntable why not the rest of your system?
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:24 AM
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I'd guess that weight is one reason.
And a turntable is more sensitive to vibrations than say a power amp.
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Cable management may be another challenge and how to hide that ugly mess.

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Only one of my R2R decks.
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I'd guess that weight is one reason.
And a turntable is more sensitive to vibrations than say a power amp.
I wouldn't take a chance with the amp but the rest of my components should be fine.

Not really sure I want to do it but was looing for some input from others who might have or might be doing this.
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Cable management may be another challenge and how to hide that ugly mess.

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Hi Ron.....This could very well be an issue but if I ever decide to do it I would make sure cables are hidden as much as possible.
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Does anybody wall mount all or any of their components for better vibration control? If it works for a turntable why not the rest of your system?
Paul.......Wall mounting a turntable has never struck me as a sensible way to control vibration. Most interior walls vibrate considerable more than floors. Poured in place concrete walls would be the exception. Due to a typical home's interior wall construction with either wood framing or metal stud framing on 16 inch centers with 5/8" drywall screwed to the framing, there is plenty of vibration over the hollow spans between the wall studs. I would never consider wall mounting a turntable or audio components.

Sure, some floors in wood framed homes that have marginally supported wood floor joists will create vibration issues, especially for turntables and heavy footed occupants. This is where good quality racks with well engineered shelf isolation come into play. Trying to stop a wall from vibrating is another story. Wall mounting a turntable may eliminate foot fall problems, but it aggravates the introduction of wall induced vibrations into a wall mounted platform. For me, wall mounting has never been a solution. Curing one problem only generates more issues.
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Paul.......Wall mounting a turntable has never struck me as a sensible way to control vibration. Most interior walls vibrate considerable more than floors. Poured in place concrete walls would be the exception. Due to a typical home's interior wall construction with either wood framing or metal stud framing on 16 inch centers with 5/8" drywall screwed to the framing, there is plenty of vibration over the hollow spans between the wall studs. I would never consider wall mounting a turntable or audio components.

Sure, some floors in wood framed homes that have marginally supported wood floor joists will create vibration issues, especially for turntables and heavy footed occupants. This is where good quality racks with well engineered shelf isolation come into play. Trying to stop a wall from vibrating is another story. Wall mounting a turntable may eliminate foot fall problems, but it aggravates the introduction of wall induced vibrations into a wall mounted platform. For me, wall mounting has never been a solution. Curing one problem only generates more issues.
Hi Dan....thanks so much! Your explanation makes a lot of sense. I will now put this idea behind me.
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Paul.......Wall mounting a turntable has never struck me as a sensible way to control vibration. Most interior walls vibrate considerable more than floors.
Hey Dan, I'm not a structural engineer, but my experience is the exact opposite. My turntable is mounted to the second and third studs perpendicular to the center structural beam of my house with wooden floors.

Zero vibration to my turntable and jumping up and down causes no issues. Footfalls are known problems for turntables on stands though and not for turntables mounted to perpendicular walls.

As for wall induced vibrations, I don't know what that is compared to floor induced vibrations and my subwoofer is on the floor.

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