TTOuter Ring 290 Gram Version Solid COPPER Nickel Plated (Silver Finish)
Special Light Weight and Small Diameter Outer Ring in a Beautiful Nickel Finish - A ring for LIGHT TABLES !!!
The TTOuter Ring is chemically cleaned to remove any surface impurities, surface etched and Plated with a HARD NICKEL (Silver) Finish. This is a specially designed Outer Stabilizing Ring for light and suspended turntables or turntables with limited outer diameter clearance such as the Technics 1200 Series. The Outer diameter is on 3/8 of an inch bigger than a record!! Fits: Thorens/Oracle/Technics/Linn Axis and many more please inquire for special fitting rings
The raw blanks are machined from COPPER the most musical and stable of materials, with super precision machining of the outer lip and designed to self locate on the LP’s outer edge and a special centering disk is included for centering on smaller outside diameter and other problematic records.
Watch a Video of the TTOuterRing
(images below refer to the 290g Copper-Nickel model of the TT Outer Ring):
The top surface of the ring is less than .010 higher than the LP surface providing excellent clearance for the Stylus on the entry groove of the record with manual and automatic turntables.
High Density, Low Mass COPPER, Superb Dampening Capability
The Outer Ring is machined from solid COPPER with a specific weight 3 times higher than stainless steel. Stainless rings will resonate (ping/ring) while copper is very dense on a molecular level and does not share these problems. You may ask why the Outer Rings have not yet been produced in COPPER.
The answer is simple, dense and stable COPPER 1/8 to 1/4 inches thick from 12.5 to 13.5 inches in diameter and extremely thin walled areas make the machining extremely difficult. To make a ring this size, perfectly flat and concentric, we use advanced water cutting CNC’s and MULTI AXIS CNC Lathes and each ring is produced by a senior Aerospace Machinist. The rings are flat and concentric within .002 - .004 maximum, average .002 over the entire ring, not an easy task.
The outer ring will provide dramatic improvements to the records imaging and sound staging. The Outer Ring can be used alone, but the use of a TTSuperClamp or other center weight product is highly recommended. The absolute peak performance will be gained when there is no free play or movement from the vinyl itself. The Outer ring and clamp essentially locate the vinyl directly to the mat, significantly reducing distortion even with worn record grooves.
The TTOuter Ring reducing high frequency noise caused by microscopic vibration that causes the stylus to “hear” sounds that are not there, this causes listening fatigue. The true high frequencies can be extracted from the vinyl essentially cleaning up the distortion caused by a vibrating in the record groove. Play only what is there in the groove. The TTOuter Ring provides smooth and accurate sound across the listening spectrum. The quiet passages are beautiful, less background noise, less tracking and VTA errors create awesome dynamics.
THE TTOuter Ring will reduce and remove the warp in most warped records expect for the most extreme. If the record is more than 3/8 of an inch warp the ring will flatten most of the warp but they may still be unplayable. Caution is advised.
TTCentering Disk Included
Note: TTOuter Ring will self locate on many albums and the Disk does not always have to be used.
This device is designed to locate the TTOuter Ring Concentric to the Platter centerline with 10 thousands of an inch.
Provides a storage platform for the TTOuter Ring when not in use
Simple and very effective with problematic albums, not all albums are made equally!!
Technical Specifications TTOuter Stabilizing Ring:
1 COPPER Universal Fit Outer Stabilizing Ring
1 Centering Disk to be used as required
Dimensions : 12.75 Diameter x .125 thick.Inner counter bored diameter 11.900 x .110 deep, the record is inset. The Tapered locating surface will self center larger diameter records. Some LP’s are smaller and require the use of the centering disk.When the Outer Ring is located on the record it sits deeper than the thickness of the LP thus the maximum platter or mat diameter is 11.9 inches. If the TTMicroPlatter (not included) the ring can be mounted on any size platter.
Weight : 290 Grams (.639lbs)
Limitations : Designed for light suspended tables. Cannot be used on oversize platters bigger than 11.945 inches unless you install a TTMicroPlatter or a .080 minimum mat thickness and a diameter of less than 11.900 inches
Turntable Outer Rings General Information
To Test Fit for the TTOuter Ring (images below may refer to various models of TT Outer Rings):
Check the clearance of the tone arm and other accessories:
The diameter of the TTOuterRing is 12.5 or 13.6 inches and it is .125 inch thick. The best way to check is to cut out a circular piece of cardboard. Put a thumb tack in the center, ties a string and tie the other end to a pencil, 6.25 (12.5 diameter) or 6.800 (13.6 diameter) inches from the center. Draw the circle.
Cut a small x in the center of the cardboard, cut out the circle. You now have a disc the same size as the TTOuterRing.
Place an old record on the turntable and the cardboard disc on the record with the x in the center and press it down. This will duplicate the diameter and height and make sure the cardboard template disc clears the tone arm and any other features of the turntable.
If there is no interference then the TTOuter Stabilizer Ring will fit perfectly.
Or use a string cut to 6.8 inches tied around the spindle and swing the string around the turntable and check the circle, does it clear?
If there is no interference then the TTOuter Ring is Light Weight extremely effective device that will provide a huge enhancement to the sound of your vinyl for years to come.
Platter Size and Height Restrictions and Solutions
Inner counter bored diameter 11.900 x .110 deep, the record is inset. The Tapered locating surface will self center larger diameter records. Some LP’s are smaller and require the use of the centering disk.
When the Outer Ring is located on the record is sits deeper than the thickness of the LP thus the maximum platter or mat diameter is 11.9 inches. If the TT Turntable Mats (not included) the ring can be mounted on any size platter.
Weight: 290/600 and 1150 Grams in Nickel (Silver) and Natural Copper finish.
Limitations: Cannot be used on oversize platters bigger than 11.945 inches unless you install a TTSuperMat or the equivalent platter rise of 5 mm.
Please note the Polycarbonate base may be added, by you, to existing TTMicroMats (all) to upgrade to a 1150 grams 5mm thick ring.
TTCentering Disk Included with each TTOuter Ring (images below may refer to various models of TT Outer Rings)
Watch a Video of the TTOuterRing
Note: TTOuterRing will self locate on many albums and the Disk does not always have to be used.
This device is designed to locate the TTOuter Ring Concentric to the Platter centerline with less than .005 of an inch run-out from spindle to outside diameter of the Ring, perfectly true. Not visible with the naked eye.
The setting device provides the ultimate in balance and even distribution of weight and dampening.
No effect on the turntable, highly balanced
Provides a storage platform for the TTOuterRing when not in use
Our unique one of a kind design
The extremely accurate TTCentering Disk is machined from solid clear LEXAN. This device is designed to locate the TTOuter Ring Concentric to the Platter centerline within .005 to .010 of an inch, total run out from the spindle centerline. Simple and very effective with problematic albums, not all albums are made equally!!
This TTCentering Disk is absolutely simple to use and also acts as a storage platform for the TTOuterRing when not in use protecting the inner edges from damage. The tool weighs less than a pound. There is no other system like it, accurate, light simple and fast. If used correctly there is no need to touch the viewable surface of the outer ring, no finger prints!
NOTE: Each Outer Ring type uses a SPECIFIC TTConcentricity Disk and they cannot be interchanged.
TTWeights at a glance
The MAGIC is in the vinyl the challenge is extracting the sound... We offer the world’s largest and highest quality selection of Turntable Clamps and Weights.
We design, manufacture and sell high end and affordable Turntable and Audio Accessories specializing in complete Turntable Vinyl Clamping Systems, Copper and Carbon Fibre and Composite factory replacement Mats and Turntable Isolation.
Our highly engineered Turntable products are designed and crafted at our manufacturing facility, LJT Manufacturing in Newmarket, Ontario Canada. We own and operate LJT Manufacturing providing high end Aircraft Components for BOEING 737-200/300/400 Aircraft and have applied our technology to the improvement of home audio enjoyment at a reasonable price.
Larry Denham Audio Lover and President