Sheets of different card thicknesses can be easily cut to accommodate your quest for that right feel. You can even try a thicker felt slipmat. Lots to choose from made for the portable scratch turntable from numark and vestax. . 7" mats will work just fine size wise.
I currently don’t have either the old or new adapter in use as I’ve changed the way my 6kms look with rane one platters. Now I’m using a rubber tap washer that fits snug over the spindle and claps down a 7" vinyl via friction. If I want it loose I lift it a little or push it fully down for a bity torque feel. Note too high it won’t have enough contact on the vinyl and does nothing to the audio playing. Pack of 4 tap washers cost me under £2
Did you know you call up and ask about the ns7iii control disc?
When I had the ns7ii I remember that has the very same alankey locking but it’s the oldskool 45 adaptor look instead. Even discussed on this forum that the mat look platters fit the 5000m straight off the ns7.
They all use same spindle same motor etc.
Look at pictures of these units with out the platter installed on Google images etc
Check the layout of screw placement holding the motor and motor base and spindle are all the same.
Chrisportif has used the ns7 platter on his 5000m with 12inchskin custom disc and spindle which are currently available.
I used to trade in DJ turntables years back and believe it or not most used same parts. I don’t see any difference when studying pictures for motor placements used in ns7, ii, iii, sc5, sc6, R one & 12.
The blueprints have the same, close or similar layout. However I can’t confirm nor deny too and if the spindle thickness is smaller on past units then that could be an issue to fit to current models.
The platter may fit but I recently got my hands on the spindle adapter from an NS7 and the spindle adapter does not fit the SC6000M. The hole in the center of the adapter is about 1/8 smaller than the adapter for the 5000/6000M and also the holes to mount on the control disc are slightly different also.
Ive put these plastic washers under the control disc and that seems to help… But I really want the Adapter that you screw down with the Allen key.
12inchSkinz makes the center adapter for the SC5000M. I would have to ask if they could make me a 6000M control disc that works with that specific adapter as I don’t see that option on the site.
Another thing that’s weird is I find that if its humid in the ambient temperature the control disc is tighter and is harder to move independently of the platter. Even with the plastic washer im using. Once the humidity is lowered or removed they get loose.
So on top of everything just a very annoying situation regarding my experience with the 6000M/s
My 5000M/s I never had this issue and in many ways because of this behavior they were far superior.
I just want to walk ups to them and use them and they work the way they are supposed to instantly
I don’t want to sit and pull up and fiddle around with the control discs every single time I want to play