What is a Buck Naked Plinth? Well, it’s just that! A Karen Turntable with no clothes on! Actually, just the plinth before being populated with all those fun accessories and custom upgrades. Plenty of audiophiles love to build their own decks these days. With all of the wonderful products available on the market, why wouldn’t you? We offer these plinths to you as a starting point on that wonderful journey of creating something all your own.
Each plinth available is cut to standard REGA RP series dimensions. The ultimate REGA Mod! This allows the current REGA owner to transfer their own parts over to the new plinth. In most cases, this can be done in about an hour and a half, depending on your skill level. Should you decide to choose a different arm, motor, feet, platter, etc., the bare naked option is perfect for you.
But wait! There’s more! Not only can you give your REGA, or any other turntable the ultimate upgrade, we also offer the KAREN CONTROL Box naked! This is the perfect thing for those of you who are using the TTPSU, or TTPSU 2. We supply you with everything you need to make your control unit match your new KAREN Deck. It is a fairly easy modification that should take you about an hour to complete. Now you will have two beautiful units on the shelf to look at and listen to.
What are the benefits to both of these upgrades? One: The KAREN Plinth brings a whole new level of quiet to the backgrounds. A heavier, more massive and more stable plinth can do wonders for the performance of almost any deck. ESPECIALLY the REGA. This one does it in spades by allowing the music to jump forward from a darker stage. You will notice more detail immediately and the overall grip on the music is profound. This is not snake oil, it is science. Two: The KAREN CONTROL Box actually brings down the level of electronic vibration from the TTPSU. This is primarily a result of the overall mass and weight of the box. We also provide you with a damping material that is placed on the underside of the main circuit board. Also this material is placed on the inside of the aluminum box before being inserted into the KAREN CONTROL’s outer shell. This brings down those pesky vibrations another level as well. When you plug the unit back in and listen, you will notice less noise overall. Perhaps the box helps with RF as well! You tell me! It just works…
As always, JWM is more than happy to create a custom piece to your taste. All you need to do is contact us for a consultation. This includes cutting the plinth to match the components you wish to populate your turntable with. Like the look of Maple? Done. Sapele? Done. Black lacquer? Done. You name it, let’s talk.
Pictured are some of the naked plinth options we have created so far. Check the store for current stock and option.