What larks young Pip?
I can’t fit my spare XB headers until l finish filing the inside with a drill extender or round file of suitable abrasive ability so no point rotating the engine. My wood will not be available at the timber yard until next week. Think I’ll play hi-fi tweaks for a bit.
Roksan very conveniently print user manuals for their more expensive decks online, which show sections and plans of how they are put together........or how to copy them!
The £7,500 TMS 3 record player is no longer available new, but there are still upgrades for owners......and ideas for tweakers like me who own earlier Roksan decks. You can buy an old Xerxes for around £500 them make many of the other TMS parts. The internal isolators are standard industrial supply parts and some of the latest rubber grommets are in standard computer hard drive kits online. A whole set of isolators for the deck would only cost around £70. The only snag is that the infamous set of Roksan’s own 3 TMS suspension ‘blobs’ will set you back £263 now, but l got a set for half that 5 years ago. I’m sure that in time l could suss out where they came from.
So what are Roksan offering as a TMS 3 upgrade now? Solid brass mass damping pucks to fit into the base board to increase the signal to noise ratio. Now this is something l can do more easily. I did this to a lesser degree in the sub chassis of my Walker deck, so now I’m experimenting with heavy door stop castings bolted into recesses cut into the sub chassis. Later when l can get some solid brass pucks machined l will try these in my tweaked Roksan Xerxes. Then what larks? It’s a day of tweaking.