Wanted: Tonearm for Thorens TD160 Super. Rega? Jelco?

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hayduke77
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Wanted: Tonearm for Thorens TD160 Super. Rega? Jelco?

Post by hayduke77 » 19 May 2019 21:42

Hi all. Looking for a tonearm for my TD-160. It is mounted with a rega armboard (traditional, not 3 point). I've had the rb250 for a while but looking for an upgrade. rb300? Rewired RB? Jelco?

Probably not going to get a new armboard for an SME right now - plus I don't want to break the bank. Would like to keep it reasonable (under $300?).

Anyone have anything?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Wanted: Tonearm for Thorens TD160 Super. Rega? Jelco?

Post by Sunwire » 19 May 2019 23:46

I have used a Premier MMT arm on a TD160 Super. The MMT was made by Jelco and is very similar to the SA-750D. I don't think it's a good match. The Jelco arm is too heavy.
A lighter arm like the SME 3009 is a better choice and was a classic combination.
The Thorens springs are too soft for a heavier arm like the Jelco.

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Re: Wanted: Tonearm for Thorens TD160 Super. Rega? Jelco?

Post by A Walker » 21 May 2019 13:51

Hi Hayduke

Regret that I do not have a tonearm to offer, but as advice, I have a TD160 Mk 2 and fitted a Roksan Tabriz to it. For you that would be easy as the Roksan has the same geometry as the Rega and sounds wonderful. Recently I sent it to Audio Origami in Glasgow for a Cardas rewire and now it is quite exceptional.

This company also services and rewires Rega tonearms so that could be another cost effective option.

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Re: Wanted: Tonearm for Thorens TD160 Super. Rega? Jelco?

Post by TurnTableRocker » 21 May 2019 22:08

Hello from Germany !

Linn Basic LVX oder the old one s-shaped ?
Hadcock GH-XXX unipivot without any damages ?
Rega RB-300 with 1:1 change ... but finally not better than the 250 ?!

Rewiring the 250 ?

Change the cartridge: Dynavector DV-10X4 or 5 , Audio-Technica AT95-VML , Ortofon 2M Black ?

Bye,
Erik

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