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Wall mounted TT
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:34:59 AM »
I'm thinking about making a steel bracket with a wooden platform to mount my turn table to the wall.

Has anyone experimented with this?
What are the pro's and con's?
Should the wooden platform be isolated from the bracket?
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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 06:04:55 PM »
As a rule a sturdy wall mounted (turntable seized) structure should be less affected by external vibrations/sound waves.  Think this is the major benefit, rest of design will have less impact :thinking:
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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 12:07:53 PM »
ProJect does this, one difference is you need something to secure the LP on the deck. They have some clip on/screw on cap.

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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 12:16:49 PM »
ProJect does this, one difference is you need something to secure the LP on the deck. They have some clip on/screw on cap.
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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 01:58:06 PM »
I think Marius is referring to the Pro-ject vertical player, as supposed to the OP wanting to put his regular TT on a horizontal wall mounted bracket.

Believe me, wall mounted on anything works great, especially if you have an 60kg Boerboel having fun on the floor.

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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 02:09:59 PM »
... especially if you have an 60kg Boerboel having fun on the floor.

In this case maybe also use the clips :whistler:
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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 03:41:31 PM »
Believe me, wall mounted on anything works great, especially if you have an 60kg Boerboel having fun on the floor.

 :o That's a pretty big hound ,never mind kids or grandkids bumping your kit ,a 60kg Boerboel could do some damage ;D
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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 03:48:28 PM »
He nearly did, so I installed a babygate. Luckily it does not like to jump much.

But on a serious note, if the wall is a load bearing, great it is solid. Just put some basic isolation feet between TT and the "shelf".


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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2017, 05:47:51 PM »
The sooner you can get your TT out of reach the better, my 2 year old never paid any attention to mine until i left for work.. he removed the cartridge cover and pulled the cantilever out of the body...this on a Clear Audio Concept MC... :facepalm:
Im thinking of doing the same with my TT once i have a new cartridge again

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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2017, 03:22:32 PM »
Wall mounts with frame and spiked shelf were available before - no one doing them anymore?


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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2017, 04:17:47 PM »
The sooner you can get your TT out of reach the better, my 2 year old never paid any attention to mine until i left for work.. he removed the cartridge cover and pulled the cantilever out of the body...this on a Clear Audio Concept MC... :facepalm:
Im thinking of doing the same with my TT once i have a new cartridge again

Why would you want to break your cartridge again?
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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2017, 04:20:01 PM »
A concept drawing by Murray Kuun designs unlimited.  I like it. 
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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2017, 05:45:16 PM »
Funny enough I seem to recall  Linn used to caution against wall mounting shelves for their TTs, they felt more structural vibration was transmitted via the walls, whereas the floor was more 'solid' being attached over its entire area by the foundation......but then i think Ivor spent as much time creating and spreading rumours as he did hi-fi equipment...

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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2017, 12:27:31 AM »
Vertical record playing is just a bad idea all round; gimmicky and pretty, but acoustically stupid.

A wall-mounted turntable bracket was the 'best' option  recommended by the experts (i.e., guys who operated the cutting lathes) at RPM/Downtown studios a couple of decades ago.
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Re: Wall mounted TT
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2017, 08:40:49 AM »
Funny enough I seem to recall  Linn used to caution against wall mounting shelves for their TTs, they felt more structural vibration was transmitted via the walls, whereas the floor was more 'solid' being attached over its entire area by the foundation......but then i think Ivor spent as much time creating and spreading rumours as he did hi-fi equipment...

...not when you have wooden floors! 😂

I am lucky because my kit is located on a section of floor that was the passage, so the joists only are about 1.5m from wall to wall and it is very solid there - I've never heard the slightest bump. But my brother isn't so lucky - it's so bad that the stylus skips when you walk in the wrong place (even 5m away!). He is now making a wall bracket for his Thorens.