TeresCustom builtTeres Custom builtAh, where to start.... I built this Teres over the winter of 03/04 with a lot of input from quite a few of the members here. It was a great experience, and it turned out to be an exceptionally go...725.00

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Ah, where to start.... I built this Teres over the winter of 03/04 with a lot of input from quite a few of the members here. It was a great experience, and it turned out to be an exceptionally good sounding table. It is cocobolo and Macassar ebony with Macassar ebony veneer around the outside edge. It sits on a Brazilian rosewood base, with both the base and plinth supported by (the included) Audio Points. Driven by a Sig II motor, with a battery power supply in a custom wood box. Two arm-boards included. The one shown is cocobolo and damped with lead shot under the inlaid plugs you can see in the picture. It has a copper "shim" between it and the base that brought forth a little detail to the sound. The other is Brazilian rosewood, with a red coconut palm riser, and is set up with (included) VTAF. It has the standard delrin clamp, on this table it sounds better than the cocobolo clamp. Never could figure that one out. The plinth is just about 3 13/16" thick. It has about 50 pounds of #9 lead shot strategically placed throughout. This was done through the bottom and covered with teak plugs. It looks as good as the top. The base is 14 1/8" x 19 3/4" x 1 3/4". The riser under the motor is made out of mahogany and is 1 1/2" high. The platter, bearing, and BPS were bought directly from Chris, who also helped with some of the technical aspects of the build. He also went through and freshened up the motor for me in early 09. The battery box is 5" x 9" x 7" tall. Also included is enough mylar tape to last a lifetime and a splicing kit. I have all the pictures from the build, and there are threads here with a ton of information during the build. I would be more than happy to send them to anyone interested, or I can give anyone a call to answer their questions. Is it perfect? No. There is some bubbling of the veneer around the plinth. I can re veneer if you desire (would need to discuss this with the buyer), but the bubbling has no effect on performance and has never bothered me. There is a chip in the veneer that can bee seen in one of the pictures. There are a couple of marks on the base from the Audio Points. The veneer and the marks are the only reason this is not rated a solid 9. The battery needs to be replaced. I was going to use a LiPo motorcycle battery but haven't gotten around to it yet. No point in shipping the battery. Shipping: This will have to ship in at least 3 boxes. The platter weighs 16#, the base if I remember correctly weighs 70# +, and everything else SHOULD fit into one box. Buyer pays shipping & fees.
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