What is the best way to solve turntable footfall?
Walk lighter... :)
But seriously If you can hear footfalls when a disc is playing you have a problem.
Wall mounting is one solution to decouple the table from the floor. Another, far simpler, is to put the TT in a separate room with a stand-alone phono pre and then run line level signal from the phono pre to a line level pre in another room.
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Yeah, no kidding!
I have looked at some wall mounted platforms for turntables and to be frank, their physical appearances are nothing to be proud of. Do you know of any wall mounted TT platforms that are presentable?
As for setting up the TT in another room, wouldn't it degrade the signal (to a degree) to having an interconnect run of that length?
Thanks for replying. Zach.
If your phono preamp is in the other room WITH your turntable you can run a pretty darn long interconnect because it is at LINE LEVEL coming out of the phono pre.
I do this with my Vendetta phono pre, and have done it with others over the years, including a Audio Research and Michael Yee stand-alone phono pre's.
Ok, sounds like an option. My preamp would have to go in the same location as my Clearaudio turntable as it has fixed leads.
Thanks again for your reply. Zach (19yrs old).