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    Now that I've settled on a table (at least for the foreseeable future), I've started checking out custom made turntable dust covers. And dust cover is the operative term. The table and SRA base just seem to attract dust. Came across these nice Stereo Squares covers online that even have cut outs to allow for phono and electrical cables. Plus will accommodate multiple arms. Anyone had any experience with these (or other) dust covers? Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_3488.JPG Views:	2 Size:	166.5 KB ID:	45767




    Plus I have multiple arm wands and love the Stereo Square VPI tonearm wand boxes. Great way of protecting cartridge when not in use. I dig the smoked version! Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_3487.JPG Views:	1 Size:	94.4 KB ID:	45765


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    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

  • #2
    Looks great Myles. Is that a Cadenza Bronze on the table? I thought you were a Lyra guy? Is this your table and arms, or just an example of the Stereo Squares from other customers? For an Avenger, at least, don't know of any other that can do all the cutouts for multiple arms. It gets really tricky since it depends on what angle you rest the Avenger on.

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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      That is from the SS website.

  • #3
    I've had three Stereo Squares covers: a shelf top one for a Rega RP-8 when using its skeleton plinth by itself, a plinth-top one for a Classic, and a hinged one for a Prime/Prime Signature. The plinth top one for the Classic was too large to remove and put on the side as it took up way too much room. The hinged one is more space efficient but I need to better isolate the motor and the table from the maple platform on which they sit if I am going to use it. The one for the RP-8 was perfect and was easy to stash while playing records.

    I'm going to have to get a couple of tonearm wand boxes as I've yet to find a good storage solution for my two other armwands.
    Analog: Holbo Turntable, Transfiguration Proteus; Forsell Air Reference, Transfiguration Phoenix S; Rega RP-8, VdH Crimson XGW; VPI Prime Signature, VAS Nova Mono, VAS Nova Signature, Symphonic Line RG-8
    Digital: Mac mini 6,2 with YFS PS-12M LPS; Exogal Comet Plus, Exogal Ion PowerDAC
    Electronics: Aurorasound Vida, Channel D Lino C; Merrill Cara, Gryphon M-100 Mkii (pair)
    Cables: Morrow, Gryphon interconnects; YFS USB cable; Morrow, XLO, Channel D phono cables; Morrow, Gryphon, Goertz speaker cables

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    • #4
      No experience with the Stereo Squares, they look nice......Gingko Audio is another that does acrylic covers, had them do a few for my cleaning machines several years back and they have worked out great with no issues.

      Below is one I had made for a third cleaning machine from a place called TAP Plastics that does all things acrylic..... I supplied them the cut out measurements for the power cord and drain tube and used museum grade acrylic, quality was just as good as the above mentioned and price was about $125....added aluminum handles for easy removal with out finger prints

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      Jeff Whitlock
      A/V Solutions

      www.avsolutionsca.com

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      • RoadDawgWest
        RoadDawgWest commented
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        Love my Hannl Micro. Looks great under a clear dust cover.

      • Bill Hart
        Bill Hart commented
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        I think Hannl finally has a new U.S. distributor. A good thing. I like his fluid concentrate for my Monks. If I was in the market for a high-end-ish record cleaner, apart from point nozzle types, the Hannl would be at the top of the list.

      • A/V Solutions
        A/V Solutions commented
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        Yes HannL is back on track in the US, High Fidelity Services is the US distributor......the new generation 24Vdc machines are nice.

    • #5
      Gingko made this 2-piece cover for an Avenger customer of mine. The bottom half stays in place. The upper half is removed when playing records. It has cutouts for cables, finger holds, and a second tonearm.

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      • #6
        Mine is custom made to the dimensions of the Symposium platform with cut outs for the cables. Though not cheap, it was less expensive that the readily available ones from Clearaudio and the likes. I will certainly get another one for my Studer once I get it back from overhaul. When I see the dust that goes over the top in just a few days time, I believe it' s worth every penny.

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          • Stereosquares
            Stereosquares commented
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            See how the cover wraps around the corner bolts!

        • #8
          Nice to have you aboard!

          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
          -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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          • #9
            My brother just dropped this: custom made cover from the same workshop that produced my turntable dust cover.

            Last edited by dcc; 06-23-2017, 02:31 AM.

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          • #10
            Getting something made for this one is going to be a challenge I think.
            Speakers: Horning Eufrodite Ellipse III on Stillpoints Ultra 5S feet
            Speakers: REL Acoustics G1 Mark II Subs (pair)
            Tube Amplifier: New Audio Frontiers Ultimate 211 Special Edition Monoblocks
            SS Amplifier: Plinius SA-Reference
            Preamp: TW Acustic RPA-100 Line Stage
            Phono Stage: TW Acustic RPS-100
            Turntable - TW Acustic Raven AC w/ Black Knight Anniversary Upgrades
            Tonearm: Kuzma 4-Point 14" with Air Tight Opus-1 Cartridge (w/ EM/IA 1:20 Silver Wire SUT)
            Tonearm: TW 10.5" with Miyajima Zero Mono
            Vinyl Care: Furutech DF-2 LP Flattener - Degritter Ultrasonic & VPI Cyclone RCM
            Tape: Tascam 42B-NB (Refurb by Soren Wittrup)
            Tape Stage: Doshi V.3 Tape Stage
            CD/SACD: Playback Designs MP-5
            Streamer/Server: Aurender N30SA, Ediscreation Silent Switch OCXO w/ Ediscreation Silver reference LAN cable
            DAC: Lampizator Golden Gate2

            Power Conditioner: (2) Silver Circle Audio TCHAIK 6
            Wire: Custom Furutech PC's + Audience Front Row IC's & Speaker Cables
            Tweaks: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels & Stillpoints Ultra 5S's & SS's sprinkled about - DS Audio ION-001 Vinyl Ionizer - SRA Scuttle III Rack, SRA Ohio Class and Symposium Super Plus Platforms

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            • #11
              Thanks for sharing.

              Now, I just need to go get one.
              Hugh Nguyen
              ACA

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              • MylesBAstor
                MylesBAstor commented
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                Well I have been saying going to get one made for my table for ages. Just where am going to put it when playing? Gotta put the speaker grills someone before playing. The take the specially made canvas covers off the tube amps. Then the specially made canvas cover off the tape deck. Too much work! I need a solid state integrated amp and digital!

              • Hugh
                Hugh commented
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                I hear You Myles. :-)

            • #12
              I had a plexiglass cover for my VPI Superscoutmaster...changed to the rim drive, and the cover wouldn't fit....got one that did... changed the footers ...cover didn't fit...got one that did...changed the arm....cover didn't fit....got one that did.....dropped and cracked the huge cover....that's it.

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              • MylesBAstor
                MylesBAstor commented
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                I feel your pain buddy!

            • #13
              Think that is bad? Try getting a customer made cover when have all those wires coming out a digital transport. Nope didn't get it right.
              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
              -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
              -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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              • #14
                Originally posted by timztunz View Post
                Getting something made for this one is going to be a challenge I think.
                That is a challenge. Could do what an audiobuddy did. He had someone build and install a system that remote control lifted the cover off his table when he wanted to listen.

                Great to have you aboard!

                Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                ________________________________________

                -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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                • #15
                  Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

                  That is a challenge. Could do what an audiobuddy did. He had someone build and install a system that remote control lifted the cover off his table when he wanted to listen.

                  Great to have you aboard!

                  Remote! Now we're talking my language! Thanks Myles! Great place. Jonathan Horwich put me onto it.

                  Speakers: Horning Eufrodite Ellipse III on Stillpoints Ultra 5S feet
                  Speakers: REL Acoustics G1 Mark II Subs (pair)
                  Tube Amplifier: New Audio Frontiers Ultimate 211 Special Edition Monoblocks
                  SS Amplifier: Plinius SA-Reference
                  Preamp: TW Acustic RPA-100 Line Stage
                  Phono Stage: TW Acustic RPS-100
                  Turntable - TW Acustic Raven AC w/ Black Knight Anniversary Upgrades
                  Tonearm: Kuzma 4-Point 14" with Air Tight Opus-1 Cartridge (w/ EM/IA 1:20 Silver Wire SUT)
                  Tonearm: TW 10.5" with Miyajima Zero Mono
                  Vinyl Care: Furutech DF-2 LP Flattener - Degritter Ultrasonic & VPI Cyclone RCM
                  Tape: Tascam 42B-NB (Refurb by Soren Wittrup)
                  Tape Stage: Doshi V.3 Tape Stage
                  CD/SACD: Playback Designs MP-5
                  Streamer/Server: Aurender N30SA, Ediscreation Silent Switch OCXO w/ Ediscreation Silver reference LAN cable
                  DAC: Lampizator Golden Gate2

                  Power Conditioner: (2) Silver Circle Audio TCHAIK 6
                  Wire: Custom Furutech PC's + Audience Front Row IC's & Speaker Cables
                  Tweaks: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels & Stillpoints Ultra 5S's & SS's sprinkled about - DS Audio ION-001 Vinyl Ionizer - SRA Scuttle III Rack, SRA Ohio Class and Symposium Super Plus Platforms

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