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Thorens TD 147

Posted: 21 Nov 2019 15:43
by ba1473
Hello All- Can someone please tell what tonearm this is, I am trying buy an alignment tool and want to confirm before I do.

Thanks again for all the help

Bob Anderson

Re: Thorens TD 147

Posted: 21 Nov 2019 15:50
by bernard1
Hello, this is a TP16 with TP63 armwand.

Re: Thorens TD 147

Posted: 21 Nov 2019 15:52
by JaS
It looks like the original arm, which would make it a TP16 mkIII according to Thorens manuals.

Edit bernard1 beat me to it

Re: Thorens TD 147

Posted: 21 Nov 2019 16:25
by ba1473
so the TP16 headshell is removable from the armwand it looks like one peice

Re: Thorens TD 147

Posted: 21 Nov 2019 16:49
by bernard1
No, the ring lock has been moved to the rear to reduce inertia. By armwand I mean front arm and integrated headshell.

Re: Thorens TD 147

Posted: 21 Nov 2019 22:46
by ba1473
thanks for your help greatly appreciated, where can I find the correct protractor for cartridge alignment, I don't mind buying one if that is the only option. I found some on this site but not for the td 147

Re: Thorens TD 147

Posted: 22 Nov 2019 15:57
by ba1473
thanks!!

Re: Thorens TD 147

Posted: 23 Nov 2019 23:17
by ba1473
So I figured it out, absolutely no help from this forum.. thank god for people that actually want to help

Re: Thorens TD 147

Posted: 24 Nov 2019 14:36
by bernard1
ba1473 wrote:
21 Nov 2019 22:46
thanks for your help greatly appreciated, where can I find the correct protractor for cartridge alignment, I don't mind buying one if that is the only option. I found some on this site but not for the td 147
You have two options : one is to find a second hand Thorens gauge, which was initially sold with the turntable and is used to set the cartridge in the proper position in the headshell.

TP63 gauge :
https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Original-Thoren ... 3426682761

The second option is to print a protractor, that you can find in the Tools section of this forum, for instance the "stupid protactors", and set your cartridge with it. The difference is that you have to do this with the armwand in place with the problems of poor accessibility of the screws.

Re: Thorens TD 147

Posted: 14 Dec 2019 18:09
by ba1473
Thanks for the input I Purchased the TP63 gage - saves a lot of work for just 15 dollars