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    Default Closed or Topless?

    Do you listen to your turn table with the dust guard open or closed?

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    Mine is not hinged but sits over entire TT, so off when I am listening.

    When I did have a hinged TT I had to leave it open as my clamp was to tall to close while playing.
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    It depends on our cat.......off while playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCompRacer View Post
    It depends on our cat.......off while playing.

    I'll make a note to never buy used equipment from you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    TOPLESS!!!!

    O wait........what are we talking about?

    Top on for me unless music is playing. Then the hood is raised.

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    The Marantz/CA doesn't have one (I keep a cloth over it when not in use).
    For the ol' Technics - I take the dust cover off when playing records. In the wintertime in New England, static electricity can levitate the tonearm right off the disk and attact it to the dustcover when it is closed.

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    I never play my TT with the dust cover up or on, seems to me it's a good catch for vibrations when being played with it up or on..

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    Closed for me...
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    Only open to change albums...closed the rest of the time.
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    Funny about the cat.There is a guy on E-BAY who insists on using his cat as a prop crawling around the gear he sells mostly speakers. now we all know most people advertise from a kid free,smoke free, and pet free home.So why in the world would you have a cat crawl all over the stuff you are trying to deal.I did try to ask him that but got no response. I still think it's rediculous and is not the thing to do. Cat scratch fever is a grills worst enemy...
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    My hope meter pings way to the right whenever I see the word "topless" in a thread. Needless to say, that meter is silent now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftwinger57 View Post
    Cat scratch fever is a grills worst enemy...
    You should see the grilles of my 1978 Monitor 7As :-( No, actually, you shouldn't.

    In the fullness of time they'll be ensconced in a kitteh-off-limits room... when they are thus protected, I'll be putting new grille cloth on them. That should be an adventure...

    all the best,
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    When the ladies are topless who cares whether the tt is topless or closed.

    Otherwise I set the tt cover aside while spinning, but then put it back on when I power off. I'm afraid someone will nudge the tt while fiddling with the top and potentially scratch the record.

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