Metal Clad plinth TD-165

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Metal Clad plinth TD-165

Post by mbachofen » 03 May 2019 00:04

Is anyone familiar with a metal clad Plinth factory on a TD-165 Mk II?
I’ll try and send a pic when I figure it out.

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Re: Metal Clad plinth TD-165

Post by noisefreq » 03 May 2019 19:26

Possible your TD 165 mechanism has been put into a TD145 mkII or TD160mkII aluminum wrapped base.
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Re: Metal Clad plinth TD-165

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Re: Metal Clad plinth TD-165

Post by mbachofen » 19 May 2019 23:57

Thanks! It is in a TD-145. There’s a sticker, I didn’t see.

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Re: Metal Clad plinth TD-165

Post by ddarch » 23 May 2019 12:52

Yeah, the 145 MKII came in a silver metal and black metal base. I think I may have also come across a MKII with a black painted base as well.

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Re: Metal Clad plinth TD-165

Post by user510 » 30 May 2019 20:35

I have a TD160 mkII with metal clad plinth. I think I will keep this one in that plinth. I kind of like the overall look of it.

-Steve

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Re: Metal Clad plinth TD-165

Post by _Vera+_Gerardo » 31 Aug 2019 02:01

Just took ownership of a 166 mk ii that looks exactly the same. Sounds very good but I think I'll shop for a new wooden plinth.

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Re: Metal Clad plinth TD-165

Post by 62vauxhall » 31 Aug 2019 15:46

Garrard offered one, why not Thorens? I like them. It's what attracted me to this particular Garrard in the first place.
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Re: Metal Clad plinth TD-165

Post by user510 » 31 Aug 2019 18:25

I have a TD160C mkII which I purchased back in 2002. (see photos below) At one point I had parted out some of its components, but in the years since I have come into possession of all the necessary pieces to re-assemble this TD160 back into its metal clad plinth.

http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... 160MK2.jpg
http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... 2under.jpg

But.....why?......Well, what initially did not impress me with this mkII was that its cabinetry seemed just a bit less solid than that of a mk1 I had around at the time. And it is well known around these parts that by stiffening the cabinetry of one of these players you can improve its sound quality. The most popular mod for a TD16x is to replace the tempered hardboard bottom cover with something more solid, such as plywood or mdf. A simple mod that provides audible benefits. With that in mind I was not at all impressed with this metal clad plinth on the TD160 mkII, which appeared to have an even lighter build to it. But now, I have a few ideas I'd like to try that will retain its external configuration while improving its structural integrity internally.

I do like the overall look of the metal clad plinths on these Thorens. Also, that Garrard above this post looks quite good.

-Steve

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