Pictures of your Thorens

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by tlscapital » 14 Mar 2018 12:59

Not sure the red mat is classic though... more reminiscent of the red maple leaf on your flag IMO ! ;)

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by joefom3737 » 14 Mar 2018 13:03

I have the original mat, wanted to see if there was a difference in sound between the original mat and a leather mat.

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Post by tlscapital » 14 Mar 2018 14:00

And ? Did you find a change in sound and do you prefer one to the other if ever ? But this might drift us from the OP...

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Post by joefom3737 » 14 Mar 2018 14:08

I didn,t find any difference but I haven't had the chance to listen long enough since I just received the leather mat. Also, my fuse in my subwoofer blew so waiting to get another fuse.

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Post by tlscapital » 14 Mar 2018 15:44

In my experience, it really became evident when through my tweaks my sound and cartridge read gained more and more in depth, clarity and details. Which does make sense.

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Post by alternativeroute » 10 Apr 2018 19:33

I did this one a while ago. Sold it and it has come back. Great deck. Rhodesian teak plinth with a Micro-Seiki MA-77 tonearm and a Hana EH cartridge.
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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by audiolvr » 17 Apr 2018 06:45

Here is my TD-124
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Post by tlscapital » 17 Apr 2018 13:10

audiolvr wrote:Here is my TD-124
Conservative ClaSSy-K look combo; TD124, SME3009 & bakelite Ortofon SPU 'G' type headshell.

Truly beautiful I find. Surprise to see an SME 'Improved' on an "old" idler drive turntable though !

I see that yours still bears it's "resin" knife edge bearing. If one day you'd ever consider to convert it to a steel one (not the too often wrongly recommended bronze one that is good for the steel but not alloy arm wand/tube like ours) to "open up"your sound, be sure to buy a black version to match your original TD124 look.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by audiolvr » 17 Apr 2018 23:38

tlscapital wrote:
audiolvr wrote:Here is my TD-124
Conservative ClaSSy-K look combo; TD124, SME3009 & bakelite Ortofon SPU 'G' type headshell.

Truly beautiful I find. Surprise to see an SME 'Improved' on an "old" idler drive turntable though !

I see that yours still bears it's "resin" knife edge bearing. If one day you'd ever consider to convert it to a steel one (not the too often wrongly recommended bronze one that is good for the steel but not alloy arm wand/tube like ours) to "open up"your sound, be sure to buy a black version to match your original TD124 look.
Thank you!

I'm using the S2 improved as I have a ShureV15VxMR cartridge on it, and they had gone well together in the past. But... before I was using a lightweight headshell. I did find the bakelite Ortofon shell to work OK. I have two 3009's but unfortunately both are improved models. Still testing things but it sounds exceptionally good. I do want to change the knife edge.

The plinth is a very heavy Campbell multi layered that I finished to match my original Ortofon light weight plinth. I did take the "ortofon" badge off of it for the new Campbell plinth to keep the vintage look.

I was using a very, very early SME 3012 with a SPU GTE cartridge but that is being donated to the new plinth I'm putting together for my Garrard 301. My first thought was to use my RMS-212 Ortofon arm with the Thorens but I only have the one SPU and it's staying on the 3012. I'm now happy I went with the 3009 as I like the look.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by cjj2d2000 » 05 May 2018 15:19

My TD160 with custom plinth by Dave at VinylNirvana in paduck hard wood, as well as new acrylic top.
Other touch ups: AT1005 tonearm, fully dampened both chasis, rewired internal grounding etc. Shure m97 cartridge. soon to upgrade to LP Vivid Line stylus

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by mdbrown » 07 May 2018 05:56

I've posted these before but here are my two Thorens tables. The TD-126 MKIII is my main table. It has the stock TP16 MKIII tonearm and an Audio Technica AT440MLa. The TD-160 Super is currently stored, it has a Linn Basik Plus with a Audio Technica AT95EX.
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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by euromut » 07 May 2018 15:28

tlscapital wrote:In my experience, it really became evident when through my tweaks my sound and cartridge read gained more and more in depth, clarity and details. Which does make sense.
I concur. I was originally using a suede mat on my Rage RP3, and found much the same improvement on that as well. And Personally, I love the red against the wood grain.

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and on the Rega
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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by cat9 » 07 May 2018 21:32

alternativeroute wrote:I did this one a while ago. Sold it and it has come back. Great deck. Rhodesian teak plinth with a Micro-Seiki MA-77 tonearm and a Hana EH cartridge.
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Stunning deck!!

...what do you like about the Hana cart?

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