The Hood for TD124’s

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62vauxhall
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The Hood for TD124’s

Post by 62vauxhall » 19 Aug 2019 15:19

I would feel more comfortable having a cover for my recently acquired TD124 II. Other than the possibility of having one custom made at a plastics shop, it seems The Hood linked to from Analog Dept. is the only game in town.

But ~$350 CAD shipped....ouch!!

Can anyone here comment from personal experience, if they’re worth it? Meaning is it a quality product or just a chieap piece of plastic with a Thorens tax.

If obtained, I would contemplate installing handles or lift ears on the sides. Are there those here who’ve done this?

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Re: The Hood for TD124’s

Post by Alec124c41 » 19 Aug 2019 16:20

Having one made should cost you $100 or less.

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Re: The Hood for TD124’s

Post by 62vauxhall » 19 Aug 2019 16:57

That has been so with lids I’ve had made for other tables. But, according to the store I got the Thorens from, who routinely commissions dust covers for retail purposes, the rounded corners to form fit the deck which I’d dearly like to have, are difficult to do for a one off.

Consequently, the TD124’s they obtain as stock, are sold without. They get housed in bases, if needed, but not equipped with covers.

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Re: The Hood for TD124’s

Post by jcidave1 » 20 Aug 2019 02:08

This is a homemade base and dustcover for my TD124. It was made with simple hand tools, is crude, but solid and works for me. The dustcover is hinged and stands up with a prop rod. The quarter inch plexi was cut to my spec by a local hardware chain store. I assembled it at home with Weldon #4 plexi solvent. My skills are limited and if I can do this, I think most people can. At least it would get your machine covered inexpensively till something better comes along.
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Re: The Hood for TD124’s

Post by tlscapital » 20 Aug 2019 07:16

Yet I agree that to grace the round-ness of the TD124 the 'rounded' dust cover are a much better visual fit...

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Re: The Hood for TD124’s

Post by 62vauxhall » 21 Aug 2019 19:13

I think I’ll pop for the Swiss one with the rounded corners. I just discovered they make a version with one corner cut away to accommodate SME tonearms. Since I paid through the nose for the table, I may as well get a made to fit cover.

I visited the fabricator I had make a few dust covers before. I took with me a diagram drafted to scale. The fellow wanted the actual turntable and base to pattern after but no way am I leaving that with him.

I’ll be getting my pension cheque in about a week.

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Re: The Hood for TD124’s

Post by 62vauxhall » 07 Sep 2019 03:59

The "Hood" arrived today and now sits on the table. I will state that it is beautifully made and was superbly packed. Not cheap but a very nice product.
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Re: The Hood for TD124’s

Post by Alec124c41 » 07 Sep 2019 04:49

Very nice.

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Re: The Hood for TD124’s

Post by user510 » 12 Sep 2019 20:24

62vauxhall wrote:
07 Sep 2019 03:59
The "Hood" arrived today and now sits on the table. I will state that it is beautifully made and was superbly packed. Not cheap but a very nice product.

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They do look beautiful don't they! I've had mine for a around a year and a half. As I go this way and that through the room, it catches the light like fine gem stones do. Perhaps it helps to maintain a sense of calm within my mind as the world outside tries to drive me crazy with the unwanted static of unhappy quarrelsome people.
Here's a photo of mine:
http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... C_2600.jpg

-Steve

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Re: The Hood for TD124’s

Post by syzygy » 13 Sep 2019 01:56

This came with a table that I bought this summer. I will have to cut a notch in it to use my Jelco arm.
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