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Altmann Turntable
Stokes writes “I’ve seen scores of homebrew MP3 players, radio receivers, et cetera, but this is a first for me: a totally homebrewed turntable. Even the tone arm was DIY. The fact the thing is built largely out of plywood, thread and Harley-Davidson parts yet looks quite professional makes it even more exceptional.”Link.


  • Stokes

    Looking at the page again, I notice that the cartridge wasn’t homemade. That makes it slightly less amazing than I’d initially thought.

  • mikemel

    as someone pointed out on hackaday, note that this guy is using over 2000 dollars of audio electronics to drive the stepper motor. so much for fifty dollars.

  • mikemel

    as someone pointed out on hackaday, note that this guy is using over 2000 dollars of audio electronics to drive the stepper motor. so much for fifty dollars.

  • audiohijack

    I don’t think you have to roll the cost of the DAC and amp into this design. (I also do not understand how someone came up with $2000?)

    You could drive that platter with any amplifier. I’ve gotten 200 watt amps at thrift stores for around $10 in the past.

    Still a solid piece of work.