Dust Cover for my SSM Reference by TAP Plastics

Dust Cover for my SSM Reference by TAP Plastics

Postby Fast-n-Bulbous » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:26 am

I figured I'd throw this up there for folks living in the Bay Area (Northern California, that is) who have been considering getting a dust cover made for their VPI turntable.

I just had TAP Plastics (the El Cerrito store) whip this one up for me. Cost just under $140. There's a slight bow in the front (looks a little exacerbated due to the wide angle lens), but other than that it is really quite spot on.

Instead of having cut outs done on the sides for lifting, I had them weld handles onto it (you can see one in the close up photo). They also have round handles, like drawer pulls if preferred. Plus, they can do these in just about any color you want.
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table: VPI SSM Reference
arm: Reed 3Q, 10.5", Cocobolo
cartridge: Hana Shibata SL
phono pre: Nagra BPS
recording device: Sound Devices SD-702
preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 HGC
amp: Benchmark AHB2
speakers: KEF LS50 + SVS SB16-Ultra
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Re: Dust Cover for my SSM Reference by TAP Plastics

Postby mreeter » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:00 am

Very nice! And the price is right!
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Re: Dust Cover for my SSM Reference by TAP Plastics

Postby MMMC » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:49 am

Fast-n-Bulbous,

Congrats. Nice job on the Dust Cover by Tap Plastics. I am due for a visit to Tap myself for a cover for my HRX and hoping for a likewise good result.

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