Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

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Anatomy: Thorens TP16 mk1 tonearm

Post by user510 » 17 Dec 2010 17:45

http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... C_5576.jpg
http://www.theanalogdept.com/mk1tp16.htm

Above link to all the gory details. Lots of detail photos of a dissected Thorens TP16 tonearm before and after repairs.

-Steve

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by Oparobbert » 15 Nov 2011 19:16

I've just bought a reasonable TD 165, to find out the headshell is missing. Does anyone know where to get a used headshell?

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by Alec124c41 » 15 Nov 2011 19:27

I searched eBay for Thorens headshell, and found a few.

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by Supekudx » 18 Feb 2012 19:38

Hello people;

I have bought a Thorens TD125 with a TP-16 tonearm. Unfortunately the the tonearm is bend. I haven`t found at ebay an armtube of TP-16. Before studying more about TP-16, do you think is it worth to rebuild this tonearm or is it better to move to another tonearm, like the traditional SME 3009?
Does anybody know where I can get a arm tube of TP-16?

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by eljacko » 23 Apr 2012 02:58

The SME 3009 is a superior tonearm.
Period.

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by tomasz_pianista » 01 Sep 2012 18:13

Hi!

That's my first post here:)

I've changed my tonearm in TD160, and I have spare parts from TP16 mkI, if You're still interested. I also have original headshell...

Greetings,

Thomas

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by sabellata » 16 Dec 2012 21:07

Prejudice. I'm interested also in the barrel and possibly the headshell if still available let me know.
I recently purchased a TD 160 and the old exhibitor is destroyed the attack of the headshell.

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by nghardware » 17 Jan 2013 22:09

A properly set TP 16 is good and VTA setting is quick. Cleaning the balls of the bearings and spending some time on it will improve the result.

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by Ed DiNapoli » 16 Mar 2014 17:22

Just pulled the headshell off the tp16 and the plastic instert came out. All the wires and connectors are loose. How or where do I get a new connector to fix the the connections. I am the original owner of the TP 145 and have not had the headshell off in many years. If I remember, you should be able to just plug the headshell into the tonearm without putting the four wires on one by one. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by user510 » 24 Mar 2014 22:20

Ed DiNapoli wrote:Just pulled the headshell off the tp16 and the plastic instert came out. All the wires and connectors are loose. How or where do I get a new connector to fix the the connections. I am the original owner of the TP 145 and have not had the headshell off in many years. If I remember, you should be able to just plug the headshell into the tonearm without putting the four wires on one by one. Any help would be appreciated.
Ed
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "the plastic insert came out". It sounds as if you have broken something but I can't tell by your terminology. Perhaps a photo would explain it better.

It is true that the headshell does plug in/pull out simply by unscrewing the locking collar then carefully pulling the headshell away from the arm tube while gingerly holding both parts in either hand. Nothing should break or come undone while doing this.

And yes, the cartridge wires and clips within the headshell will stay fixed to their pins while removing and installing the headshell. The idea being that one can mount/dismount cartridges into the headshell while it is off the arm and on a suitable work surface.

-Steve

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by Ed DiNapoli » 28 Mar 2014 20:34

Sorry if I did not explain myself completely. I am referring to the part inside the tone arm that the head shell pins plug into. I believe this is a plastic holder that holds the wires. When I unplugged the head shell, the wires pulled out including the plastic holder of the wires. How do I fix this and bring it back to original condition. Thanks for any help.
Ed

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by user510 » 28 Mar 2014 21:23

Ed DiNapoli wrote:Sorry if I did not explain myself completely. I am referring to the part inside the tone arm that the head shell pins plug into. I believe this is a plastic holder that holds the wires. When I unplugged the head shell, the wires pulled out including the plastic holder of the wires. How do I fix this and bring it back to original condition. Thanks for any help.
Ed
Can you post a photo?
Below is a photo the part I suspect you mean. Is that it?
http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... C_5600.jpg

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by Ed DiNapoli » 28 Mar 2014 21:47

Yes that is the piece. Can I replace it? and where do I get it? It looks like you have replace the plug and the wireing. Nice job.
Ed

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by user510 » 28 Mar 2014 22:28

I think you need to find a spare arm tube with the part attached. apart from the drive belt, all parts on these players are NLA. Unless Dave at vintage Thorens can come up with one.

Fwiw, the piece is held in place by a pin that pushes through both sides of the aluminum arm tube and through the plastic pin holder. If you have some small tools it is not too difficult to push that pin out and simply slide that plastic piece out of the tube.

-Steve

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Re: Anatomy: Thorens Tp16 Mk1 Tonearm

Post by Ed DiNapoli » 29 Mar 2014 00:02

Steve,
Thank you for the information. I will try to find a new arem. It is to bad that parts are getting hard to find.
Ed

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