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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby euromut » 24 Oct 2017 16:28

The Thakker Belt is a nice replacement. Keeps consistent correct speed.

I have been busy going through the rest of the TT. I have rebuilt and re wired the TP-16 Tone Arm. The bearings have all been adjusted, and it now features Cardas Litz 33awg wires. I removed the head-shell connector intact (reversible operation). And held the loose wire in the end of the arm with soft foam.

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I have rebuild the suspension with new springs and bushings from Vinyl Nirvana. Added 5mm Closed Cell Foam sound deadening to the bottom of the main and sub chassis. This seemed like a good material because its even lighter than cork. But neutralizes and ringing or vibration is the chassis.

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I am anxiously awaiting my new plinth. But in the meantime I am playing around with both Natural Cork, and Suede Leather platter mats.

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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby RichieCactus » 24 Oct 2017 20:52

Very much looking forward to seeing the finished deck !

I had not heard of Vintage Analog Restoration before. I wonder if he could do a solid wood plinth for my TD166 mk VI ?

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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby nezbleu » 25 Oct 2017 06:01

Congratulations that is just a lovely job, it looks great!
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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby euromut » 25 Oct 2017 13:11

RichieCactus wrote:I had not heard of Vintage Analog Restoration before. I wonder if he could do a solid wood plinth for my TD166 mk VI ?

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He has been fantastic to deal with. And from samples he has sent, and pictures of other completed turntables. I am very excited to see the finished product.

Some of his other work. https://www.facebook.com/VintageAnalogRestoration/
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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby euromut » 13 Nov 2017 16:58

Got some updated from my carpenter. I am starting to get really excited. I cant wait to see what it looks like with varnish on it. He matched up the grain on the corners beautifully. It wraps like it was just folded.

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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby RichieCactus » 13 Nov 2017 20:13

Looks great.

Did you have to send the carpenter guy your old plinth (as a template) ?
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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby euromut » 13 Nov 2017 21:33

RichieCactus wrote:Looks great.

Did you have to send the carpenter guy your old plinth (as a template) ?


No, He has done them before and has templates. But I did get to choose the thickness and height of the plinth.
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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby RichieCactus » 15 Nov 2017 17:02

Hi Euromut - would you be able to give us a ball-park figure how much this amazing plinth will cost you ? (You can PM me if you like)

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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby euromut » 20 Nov 2017 16:52

Just got the final update from Vintage Analog Restoration, I cannot wait to see this thing in person. It going to take an already impressive turntable to a whole new level.

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All credit goes to Larry at https://www.facebook.com/VintageAnalogRestoration/
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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby euromut » 21 May 2018 13:37

I've been busy with my Thorens and the upgrades continue.

I have installed the deck into the new Rosweood plinth. Rewired the turntable for power using the grouned IEC connector on the new plinth. Connected the Cardas tonearm wire to Neutrik plugs. Completed the instalation of the foam sound deadening. Installed new springs (Vinyl Nirvana).
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I also recieved my custom dust cover. Had it made a little tall to accept other arms.....
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Audiomods Series Five LM will likely be in its future....

I also have a motor thrust bearing kit and new polyester capaitors to be installed.
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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby RichieCactus » 21 May 2018 18:06

STUNNING !

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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby euromut » 21 May 2018 18:29

Thank you,

I think I have enough headroom for the top of the ant skate quadrant. My only concern is that the counter weight will hang out too far back. If so, I'll just have to cut a hole in the back of the cover.
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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby RichieCactus » 21 May 2018 18:40

That was my concern also (on the Thorens)... just done a quick measure, I have about 72mm from the centre point of the arm to directly behind, and 50mm from the centre point to the right hand side... I have the counterweight set up so that the micro weight adjuster is slightly to the left (as you look downwards) as this gives it a bit more room when the arm tracks across the LP... it just squeezes in... !

oh - and I think I asked Jeff to provide a slightly shorter micro weight thread piece... cant remember if I used it or the normal one?
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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby euromut » 21 May 2018 19:01

I'll have to ask him if he can do the same me. I am hoping to get my order completed within the next day or two. Though I almost never use the dust cover while listening.

So far I am doing a Series Five LM, polished arm, silver litz loom, stainless counterweight and shim kit. On a brushed silver arm-board.
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Re: What to expect when your expecting a TD160

Postby euromut » 23 May 2018 13:18

Ok, A slight change in plans. A Series Five Micrometer arm, with pretty much the exact spec I wanted popped up for sale. Thanks for contacting me Pierre.

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On to my next crazy idea. If I can, I want to use the stock Thorens arm lift with the new arm. If I drill a hole in the location of the red outline on the arm board, and remove the reg arm lift from the arm. I believe the factory arm lift will pass through the hold in the arm left by the removed reg lift.

I will have to figure out height, and exact alignment once the arm arrives. But, I think its doable. I may have to 3D print a bracket, to mount the arm lift mech to the sub platter. I love a challenge.

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