as I described with the Caeles II, a somehow modified air based table with a full active air design, I regard the cutting of any connection to the bases, the motor or even the spindle as very important for a nearly free running platter.
On the air lifted Micro Seiki 8000 platter a so called SDP (Special Decoupled Platter) of Acoustical Systems is added. SDP means an additional platter (black) is mounted on the metal platter of the SX 8000.
The decoupled platter solution brings a complex bundle of improvements to the turntable.
* 1st – it isolates the record and cartridge during actual tracking totally from all bearing-born vibrations and rumble usually apparent in the spindle and from there transferred to the record.
Here an isolated spindle – embedded in PTFE/POM and totally decoupled from the bearing of the turntable – allows for the preservation of the most tiny detail and brings forth prior unheard ease, authority and air to the music reproduction of your turntable.
* 2nd – there is the vast increase of inertia by the added decoupled platter and the full-surface-dampening of the turntable’s platter.
* 3rd – the 1 1/2 inch thick acrylic platter rests on a special embedding of isolating gel which brings forth 100% dampening of the turntables platter and a superb adhesive contact between the decoupled platter and the turntable’s platter. The decoupled platter itself is a very special design which features an unique gel “reservoir” and thus providing an additional semi-liquid dampening to the contact surface between the turntable’s platter and the decoupled platter.
Resulting in the most “dead” turntable platter you can imagine. No resonances – no ringing.
The result is vastly increased inertia PLUS superb inner damping and the total absence of platter resonance.