I mean well. I try to keep myself focused on the project list and do it in order. It's just that I am easily distracted.
The phono preamp sounds so good, that I have been listening to vinyl a fair bit. That got me curious about the differences between turntables and planning some experiments for a future DIY turntable. The problem is that the DIY turntable is way down the list.
So, I found myself buying a 25 year old turntable that has been modified by it's first owner. That is a step up from my 35 year old turntable I have been using.
It's an AR ES-1, a very simple manual turntable, but with good bones. Also, in very good shape for it's age. I did a few modifications of my own. I added dampening material to the base and fine tuned the tonearm and suspension.
The modifications done by the previous owner included a better motor and a Merrill platter. The platter is made from acrylic with lead glued on top for dampening.
He also made up some very interesting feet. Kind of a layer cake of two layers of cork, two kinds of rubber, and double sided foam tape between each layer. Actually, they remind me of some cookies my mother used to make. Gram crackers with frosting in between. MMMnnn.
Now I just need to fix the motorcycle and get back to that project list.