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!