Plinth-Design are a dedicated team producing exclusive handmade turntable plinths in small numbers.
These will appeal to the audiophile who is looking for a product that is functional, unique in design and
individual when compared to other products currently available on the market.
The plinth designs are modelled around the Garrard 401, Garrard 301, Thorens TD124 and other turntables that do not have a dedicated plinth.
The design of the plinths follows a meticulous process, which begins as an idea;
and is translated into detailed sketches from which rendered 3D illustrations are then produced
giving a very accurate scale representation of the design from every angle.
Once the design has been modified and approved, detailed full-scale drawings are produced as a basis for the construction of each plinth.
The plinths that we offer are handmade, therefore no two will be identical in finish.
Wood is a natural product with variations in grain and pattern lacquered and stained finishes can also vary making each design unique.
All our designs are available in high quality natural or stained hardwood or lacquered finishes or a combination of both.
Every effort is made to ensure that the hardwood is obtained from sustainable sources.
We supply the finished plinth with the required cut out for your turntable.
The integrated tonearm boards are detachable and replaceable, and are supplied without a cut out, enabling you to fit the tonearm of your choice.
Remember the cut out and its position on the tonearm board in relation to the turntable spindle centre is critical,
therefore the tonearm manufacturers instructions should be referred to when positioning the tonearm.
Separate blank tonearm boards can be ordered for a second tone arm if required.
Two decoupling options are available depending on the plinth type and turntable being used.
These are the decoupling of the tonearm board to the plinth, and by using our isolating feet the plinth can be de-coupled from the surface it is standing on.
Two types of isolation or decoupling feet have been specially developed and manufactured for these plinths.
One is a unique three-piece unit designed around a hidden cone minimising surface contact and transfer of external vibrations.
The concealed cone design prevents damage to any sensitive surfaces that the feet are placed on.
Added to this a sandwich combination of isolation material at their base and mounting points will further reduce unwanted external vibrations.
Type 1 Isolating feet, set of four: £ 98.00 plus delivery, including fixing screws and 4 non slip isolating pads.
The second type is a one piece, modified version of the top of the range isolating feet,
they have the same dimensions and are manufactured to the same standard from high quality AW 6026 aluminium.
The modified feet are an ideal replacement for the standard lightweight feet normally supplied with most amplifiers, CD players and turntables,
they are easily fitted adding using one screw and washer, adding weight and improving the aesthetics and performance of your equipment.
Both types of isolation feet can be ordered separately for retro fitting to any audio equipment or speakers.
Type 2 Universal Isolating feet: £ 45.00 plus delivery for a set of four,
4 non slip isolating pads at their base and a total of 12 isolating pads fitted to the top mounting surface of the feet.
Record weight / Puck
This beautiful item not only looks a cut above the rest, but has the following features:
Designed and manufactured in England, to support our industry.
Manufactured in a small family precision works, which ensures perfect attention to detail, communication and quality control.
Turned from high quality AW 6026 aluminium,
CNC machined for accuracy and consistency and hand finished to perfection.
Weighs an ideal 350 grammes, therefore suitable for a variety of turntable platter weights.
It has been tested on belt drive, direct drive and rim drive turntables.
With a maximum diameter of 84mm it should not hinder the headshell or cartridge when it has reached the end of the record. Height 40mm.
The base is covered in a matt black felt baize to protect your record and improve adhesion and isolation.
It is supplied in a handmade real leather suede pouch.
Typ 1 Record weight in a standard finish: £ 69.50, including a hand made suede leather pouch.
Typ 2 Record weight in a mirror finish: £ 79.50, including a hand made suede leather pouch.
Delivery costs are calculated for each individual item and destination, please contact us for delivery costs first.
Technics 1200 GLD 24K Gold Plated Isolating Feet.
This classic and exclusive design for the Technics GLD is fitted with 6mm diameter stainless steel threaded studs to replace and upgrade the standard Technics feet.
The underside of the isolating bases have robust Nitrile rubber non slip“O” rings.
Designed and manufactured in the UK. These two part isolating feet are precision machined.
The the surface of the 8 metal parts are polished to a mirror finish and then professionally gold plated by a reputable plating company in the UK.
Price £235 for a set of four plus delivery.
Technics 24K Gold plated record stabilizer.
An exclusive design often seen on the best show quality Technics 1200 GLD turntables.
Designed and manufactured in the UK . The stabilizer is polished to a mirror finish and then professionally gold plated by a reputable London based plating company.
The base is covered in a high quality black baize material to improve adhesion and isolate from the record and platter.
Weight: 340g. Height: 40mm, Diameter: 84mm
Price: £175 plus delivery
Portable LED turntable lamp.
Precision machined and available in a grooved knurled or plain base finish. The grooved version is shown.
Can be supplied with a white, blue or amber LED to order. The base is covered in a high quality black baize material to protect the surface of your turntable.
Maximum height from base to switch 100mm. Height from base to LED is 75mm. Maximum diameter 50mm.
Price in machined aluminium: £75 plus delivery.
Custom 24K gold plated, copper plated and black anodised finishes available to order.
Audiophile quality equipment supports precision machined from high quality stainless steel.
Can be used under sensitive CD players, CD transports and a multitude of equipment to drain internal vibrations and isolate equipment.
This unique design enables the supports to be used in two ways,
1. completely isolate/decouple, 2. reduce and dissipate micro vibrations from moving internal parts such as drives while isolating from ground borne vibration.
This is done by adding or removing the various supplied nitrile rubber “O” rings.
Instructions are included.
Audiophile quality and performance should not equate with high prices, the Cera-Discs can outperform other ceramic based supports made in the USA and Germany costing many times more.
Price for four Cera-Discs including 12 ceramic bearing balls: £148 plus delivery.
These are heavy. Height 27mm Diameter 50mm.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
The Durand Talea tonearm Is the result of over 2000 hours of research and development, the 1st and 2nd generation Taleas™
were conceived, designed and realized by Joël-François Durand a composer, professional musician and photographer,
his discerning demands for audio and visual perfection have resulted in an audiophile tonarm that delivers exceptional
dynamic range and unmatched tonal realism throughout its bandwidth.
The Talea tonearm shown on our classic piano black plinth is a wonderful example
of audio engineering.
Although as yet not tested by us it comes highly recommended through a number of sources.
For full information on sales, and technical specifications
please contact the manufacturer directly
Please click on the Durand Tonearms link and connect to the official website