classic plinth for SP10

suitable Plinths

Solid wood frame always made from one piece of selected hardwood with perfectly guided figure around the corners.

Especially developed 4-layered top plate with perfectly balanced mixture of different materials to achieve the best sonic result from your beloved Technics.

Highly refined suspension using a combination of Sorbothane, Delrin, Felt and Stainless Steel - fully adjustable.

Changeable arm slots made of high density and heavy Corian exactly drilled to your specific tone arm.

You could choose between three standard dimensions, (L)arge / (S)mall / (XL)large.

Studio - 12"

The large plinth developed especially for the legendary 12" studio tonearms.

Dimensions: 25.2 x 19.3 x 4.4 inch (without feet)
Required footprint: 21.6 x 18.5 inch

Compact - 9"

The 'small' plinth for one 9" tonearm

Dimensions: 22.0 x 19.3 x 4.4 inch (without feet)
required footprint: 18.5 x 15.7 inch.


The extra large plinth to place what ever you want...

Dimensions: 29.3 x 21.5 x 4.3 inch (without feet)
required footprint: 21.6 x 17.3 cm

Design Principle

suspended - clever - smart

Technics initially designed the Osidian called plinth to use with the SP10. This is a heavy and dense compound layered plinth. In the following ages everyone thought only this kind of plinth will work best with the SP10 (because Technics designed it...)

Well, the original Obsidian plinth looks and sound good but there is always headroom to rethink.

So, after some request and a lot of research here it is: a special compound motor board for your beloved Technics SP10 (Mk).
It isn't only a cut out in my usual compound board but a special layered combination with addition of a heavy and very stiff material.
Direct drives like the Technics don't need to be cured from rumbling motors and idlers like a Garrard. They normally need a solid and silent base to perform at it's best. This new 4-layered motor board provide this perfectly. In addition you'll get the suspended classic frame design which decouples your Technics even from structure-borne also as from airborne noise. And it looks marvelous too...

Motor Board

For the motor board I offer a sandwich of MPX (Multiplex) with a thin core layer of MDF and a top layer of Forbo furniture linoleum.
For the special requirements of the Technics SP10 there is an additional layer of high density compound layer.

After a long evaluation period this is the best combination of materials for the aspect of weight, absorption and neutrality.
This sandwich is laminated from a specialized company using a vacuum press to realize the best possible result.

Bearing - the key feature

As a result of continuous research I now offer a mount on POM (Delrin) and Sorbothane in combination with felt and stainless steel spikes.

This is a bit tighter and provides lifelong durability other than the traditional mount on squash balls which loose flexibility over time.
I choose different Sorbothane for each particular application to achieve the best possible harmonic between motor, board and frame.
In the case of the Technics SP10 you'll find stronger Sorbothane domes to handle the higher weight of the special motor board.

The unit is adjustable in high to level the board in the frame perfectly.

Tonearm Slots

The tone arm slots are interchangeable and made of high density and resonant free Corian.
I have data to all common tone arms (SME, EMT, Schick, Ortofon and others) and drill it to your specific need.
I could provide special layers of Pertinax to rise the arm slot higher to make a separate spacer obsolete. (see at accesoires)

But you could always decide to mount your arm to the board directly without using the Corian slot - please ask me.