Guide To Rewiring The Thorens Tp16 - Tp11 Tonearm

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Guide to Rewiring the Thorens TP16 - TP11 Tonearm

Post by dlamprou » 23 Feb 2009 12:56

I post this with almost a year delay.

For anyone interested I have a TP16 - TP11 rewiring guide with photos.

It took about an hour or two to complete it and its a shame not to share it with you guys.

Guide to Rewiring the Thorens TP11 MKI or TP16 MKI

I used Cardas wire and cartridge clips.

PS Sorry for all who asked for the guide almost a year ago and never got a reply from me. :oops:

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Post by nghardware » 23 Feb 2009 22:21

Hello,

I was just considering the job.

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Post by dlamprou » 24 Feb 2009 08:38

I believe it's easy for anyone who has a bit of patience and a DIY spirit.
To be honest, I felt safe to proceed because I had a spare tonearm but in the end proved to be a good decision.
I would gladly share any info about the project.

Dimitris

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Post by bastlnut » 24 Feb 2009 09:22

hallo,

why don't you write up an article with fotos and post it here.
it could be added to the other guides on this site.

regards,
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Post by dlamprou » 24 Feb 2009 12:19

To be honest, I just couldn't find the right way to post it.
If I send it to an administrator or anyone able to post, would be ok?

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Post by bastlnut » 24 Feb 2009 12:29

hallo,

contact JaS, he will Help you with anything to do with this site.

regards,
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Post by dlamprou » 26 Feb 2009 19:24

I think we managed to work something out with Jas. Perhaps he could simplify the access to the guide.
In the mean time, I keep answering to anyone interested.

Dimitris

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Post by JaS » 01 Mar 2009 22:29

Hi,
Thanks to Dimitris the guide is now available by following the link in the first post :)

Regards,
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Post by timspell » 05 Feb 2010 07:14

This is excellent. Thanks for sharing!

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Post by goldwax » 26 Apr 2010 02:04

Dimitris (or anyone else), can you Help with a question about my TP 16 Mk I arm?

I've gotten the tube out, but I can't find a way to remove the clear plastic collar at the end of it. (I want to save this because I want to keep the ability to swap headshells after the rewire is done.) I've removed the tiny pin through the plastic collar, but the diagonal bar (with two sharp pointy ends) that bisects the tonearm at the other end is preventing me from sticking anything down the tube to push the collar out. I tried a thick piece of wire, but it doesn't work.

So, how can I remove that sharp pointy bar? If I could only remove that (without breaking it), I think my job would be a lot easier. As it is, I'm stuck.

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Post by goldwax » 01 May 2010 22:16

Got it figured out. There's no removing that bar. I just lubed the end of the tube with the collar on it and then pushed the collar out with a stiff wire.

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Re: Guide To Rewiring The Thorens Tp16 - Tp11 Tonearm

Post by McDammitt » 03 Feb 2012 10:14

I did mine following the instructions, only a couple issues. I stretched the little spring, and replaced it, and there is a waffled spring/washer that is not seen anywhere in the pics.

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Re: Guide To Rewiring The Thorens Tp16 - Tp11 Tonearm

Post by jerkbag » 27 Mar 2012 02:32

Beginners questions:

- How do you remove the VTF weight from the tonearm? Its attached by a string to the gauge and I can't find instructions anywhere on how to remove

- How did you remove the shaft in step 2?

- When taking your new wire straight to RCA jacks, I believe it should be signal to hot and shield to ground for each jack, then tonearm ground to right jack ground, right jack ground to nut on chassis? I'm confused because lots of guides are mentioned shielding wires wrapped around as well, soldered to one end only?

thanks for any Help

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Re: Guide To Rewiring The Thorens Tp16 - Tp11 Tonearm

Post by Chibiter » 17 Feb 2014 18:41

I am having the same issues, jerkbag.

Was hoping you had an update!

Thanks

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Re: Guide To Rewiring The Thorens Tp16 - Tp11 Tonearm

Post by HMT05 » 11 May 2014 18:53

Hi members

I have just bought a Thorens TD-520 in almost mint condition, what a fantastic looking TT. The arm is a 10" TP-16 Mk IV from what I know from the research I did.

I would also like to rewire the arm, it is still the original cable that is on the arm and to be honest it doesn't sound that good - I am using a Benz Wood M. However it also seems to be a tricky process to do the rewire succesfully, especially not to break the plastic shell inside the tube wand when it is split apart. In the guide the plastic shell is not mounted with the new wire, do any of you know if I also can skip it on my version of the TP-16?

I would like to keep the arm - had considered to buy a Helious Orion, but then I will not be able to use the automatic functions, which my girlfriend (and I also) appreciate.

My initial thoughts are to replace the wire with some Isokinetic silverwire, but it is very stiff and difficult to work with, and besides I can't do a singlerun, but will have to either mount a pair of RCA's on the back of the chassis, which is a mod that cannot be reversed, or make another interface. Any input on what wire to use?

Any input very much appreciated!

Cheers
Henrik

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