Protactor for Thorens tonearm TP 19-1 (TD 190-2)

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allen87a
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Protactor for Thorens tonearm TP 19-1 (TD 190-2)

Post by allen87a » 12 Sep 2019 11:36

Hi all,

Recently got a Thorens TD 190-2 (comes with tonearm TP 19-1).

I checked the Thorens Baerwald Arc Protractor here in VE, however the Thorens tonearm TP 19-1 is not listed as among those suitable for this particular protractor. Nor is the TD 190-2 itself.

Can anyone share where i can get a suitable protractor for the TP 19-1 tonearm?

Thanks in advance.

Alec124c41
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Re: Protactor for Thorens tonearm TP 19-1 (TD 190-2)

Post by Alec124c41 » 12 Sep 2019 15:09

The critical measurement for an arc protractor is the spindle to pivot distance. Therefore you can use a protractor for any arm with the same mounting distance.
Alternatively, you can print a custom protractor, using Conrad Hoffman's excellent program.
https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 19&t=16849
Also, a 2-point protractor can be used with any arm.

Cheers,
Alec

allen87a
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Re: Protactor for Thorens tonearm TP 19-1 (TD 190-2)

Post by allen87a » 13 Sep 2019 12:50

Thanks so much Alec! :)

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