J.J. Jimmink's System
circa April, 2008
Turntable fabricated by JJ. uses the platter bearing from Teres Audio that can be purchased separately.
circa May, 2007
TT:R3 skeleton plinth by user510 (aka Steve...)
SME 309 arm with SME V silverwire/ Audio-technica cartridge
Phonopre:Tube phonopre with ecc83 telefunken smoothplates and seperate power
Digital:Sony SCD 555 super audio CD player
Pre-amplifier:Amplifier is based on old french post-tubes (PTT2s) with telefunken AZ1
Power amplifier high section:
Amplifier based on KR audio 300B-xls tubes. Tubes used are some German
post triodes, american majestic globe G-27 and also telefunken AZ1
mesh plate and #83 mercury-vapor rectifiers. Home made and designed
Power amplifier low section (active)
UcD double mono made and designed by hypex
Speakers:Avalon look-alikes with accuton and eton drivers. Home made and
veneered with walnut cluster-burl. Weighted aproximately 175 lb. a piece....
Some room adjustments because room is a little too small and lows are
Rack:Also homemade. Stainless steel welded skeleton with shells of
multi-layer wood sand filled. 'Don't know how heavy it is because its
made in pieces.
All cables home made. Complete signal path is silver wired.
It took me about 5 years to build the complete set-up. During this
period the system was regularly out of order......that was the hard
Wishes for the future:
new DIY turntable ( because its so much fun to build.....) Teres maybe?
Greetz from Holland,
R3 skeleton turntable project
Date: 4/27/06, Netherlands
J.J. Jimmink's TD150 based "Skeleton" Thorens
The platters, spindle and motor are Thorens TD150 MK II items. The Tonearm is an SME 309 with magnesium arm tube. The turntable is based on a concept sketch found in the Diy Dept. within these pages using Aluminum plate, PVC sheet, three short lengths of automotive heater hose, the rubber parts from the TD150 suspension and miscellaneous threaded fasteners.