Pictures of your Thorens

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by sliceofhogan » 26 Oct 2018 10:45

My babies:
TD 320/TP 16MkIV/Denon 301
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4719/257 ... ac14_b.jpg

TD 126 mkIII/SME 309/vdH MC10 Special
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/633/3203 ... b500_b.jpg

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by user510 » 07 Nov 2018 23:49

sliceofhogan wrote:
26 Oct 2018 10:45
My babies:
TD 320/TP 16MkIV/Denon 301
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4719/257 ... ac14_b.jpg

TD 126 mkIII/SME 309/vdH MC10 Special
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/633/3203 ... b500_b.jpg
Nice ones!
-Steve

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by metrofarm » 15 Dec 2018 09:09

My new to me today. I was given this by a friend because I couldn't afford to buy the SME 3009 attached to it! He felt I'd done him a good turn or to this year. It might also be the turntable fairy as in action. I gave a perfectly working, perfect condition JVC JAL-15 to another friend's daughter.

Anyway my Thorens friend had been told the table was unrepairable and he couldn't get it to play at speed. I cleaned all the potentiometers with de-oxit and it was still off according to the dial. But I was able to calibrate with my phone's RPM app and get it to 33.33 +/- -0.05 Good enough for me!

I need to hunt up some washers and 5mm nuts to tension the sprung top plate as it only had one of the retaining nuts in place. I removed it but the plate sits a bit down at the front left. I can't seem to adjust out with the white nylon threaded cups.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4808/455 ... e248_k.jpg

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by malleharry » 15 Dec 2018 16:23

sliceofhogan wrote:
26 Oct 2018 10:45
My babies:
TD 320/TP 16MkIV/Denon 301
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4719/257 ... ac14_b.jpg

TD 126 mkIII/SME 309/vdH MC10 Special
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/633/3203 ... b500_b.jpg
Very beautiful.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by terzinator » 19 Dec 2018 16:53

TD-150. Circa 1965 or early '66 i think because it's Swiss. Right?

Got some time off between Christmas and New Year's, and I have some nice walnut, so I'm gonna attempt to build a more massive plinth.

Maybe a new SME tonearm someday, but it sounds heavenly as it is. Makes you wanna play records, it does.

https://i.redd.it/ywqklnpfh3521.jpg

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by soulmerchant » 25 Dec 2018 23:15

Back running after doing an annual service
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TD 124 MKII with Grace g180b Tonearm

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by erys » 30 Dec 2018 15:26

I modified my TD 150 "a bit" :) 43445

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by mike021492002 » 31 Dec 2018 21:14

A modified TD145 with Roksan tonerarm and Dynavector 10x5.
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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by vitw1844 » 01 Jan 2019 17:13

erys wrote:
30 Dec 2018 15:26
I modified my TD 150 "a bit" :) 43445
When modified like this, especially with a Linn tonearm, LP12 owners should think twice about their expensive upgrades.

Such a powerful turntable platform to listen to LPs from.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by terzinator » 01 Jan 2019 18:32

erys wrote:
30 Dec 2018 15:26
I modified my TD 150 "a bit" :) 43445
Gorgeous. Share some details! (And more photos!)

What did you use on the edge of the platter? So shiny.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by terzinator » 01 Jan 2019 18:41

TD-150 MKI replinthed.

Gonna build one out of walnut or something more exotic, but wanted to make a prototype from some plywood just to get a feel for the dimensions.

Nice and massive at 18.4 lbs.

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 475/medium

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 476/medium

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 477/medium

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by erys » 02 Jan 2019 20:22

terzinator wrote:
01 Jan 2019 18:32
erys wrote:
30 Dec 2018 15:26
I modified my TD 150 "a bit" :) 43445
Gorgeous. Share some details! (And more photos!)

What did you use on the edge of the platter? So shiny.
It started when i (from a friend) got a TD 150 w/o arm and dust cover. But the motor, bearing, subplatter and outer platter was in good shape. At the same time I upgraded my LP 12 w/Ekos II, so I had the Akito 2 (last version) as a "left-over". I got the idea to build a kind of "poor mans" Sondek out of it.

A guy I know added 6mm MDF to the outside of the original plinth and glued Palisander venere to it. I built a new top deck from scratch and painted it beige/cream (mounted as on LP 12). I dropped the speed change switch and added an on/off switch in that position. Speed change has to be done manually - the Rega way. A new armboard was made out of MDF (painted matt black).
The platter edge was polished and sendt to a company that chromed it. I built a new bottom plate from 9mm MDF and mounted 3 adjustable feets. I also drilled holes so the springs can be adjusted without removing the bottom plate. Inside I used Bitumen to dampen it.
A new dust cover was ordered from Echstein in Germany who build dust covers by measure, and i bought new Linn hinges. Pretty straight forward :D

But, since the Akito arm weights a lot more than the old TP 13A it was not possible to adjust the sub chassis properly. The right spring at the back was almost totally compressed. To solve this I added weight (a stainless steel bolt) as far left as possible on the sub chassis, combined with lighten the armboard as much as I dared. By the I could balance the suspension much better, and now it bounches good.

At last I fitted a SoundSmith Carmen to it - and, yes it turned out as I hoped. Plays well, sounds good.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by terzinator » 02 Jan 2019 23:28

erys wrote:
02 Jan 2019 20:22
terzinator wrote:
01 Jan 2019 18:32
erys wrote:
30 Dec 2018 15:26
I modified my TD 150 "a bit" :) 43445
Gorgeous. Share some details! (And more photos!)

What did you use on the edge of the platter? So shiny.
It started when i (from a friend) got a TD 150 w/o arm and dust cover. But the motor, bearing, subplatter and outer platter was in good shape. At the same time I upgraded my LP 12 w/Ekos II, so I had the Akito 2 (last version) as a "left-over". I got the idea to build a kind of "poor mans" Sondek out of it.

A guy I know added 6mm MDF to the outside of the original plinth and glued Palisander venere to it. I built a new top deck from scratch and painted it beige/cream (mounted as on LP 12). I dropped the speed change switch and added an on/off switch in that position. Speed change has to be done manually - the Rega way. A new armboard was made out of MDF (painted matt black).
The platter edge was polished and sendt to a company that chromed it. I built a new bottom plate from 9mm MDF and mounted 3 adjustable feets. I also drilled holes so the springs can be adjusted without removing the bottom plate. Inside I used Bitumen to dampen it.
A new dust cover was ordered from Echstein in Germany who build dust covers by measure, and i bought new Linn hinges. Pretty straight forward :D

But, since the Akito arm weights a lot more than the old TP 13A it was not possible to adjust the sub chassis properly. The right spring at the back was almost totally compressed. To solve this I added weight (a stainless steel bolt) as far left as possible on the sub chassis, combined with lighten the armboard as much as I dared. By the I could balance the suspension much better, and now it bounches good.

At last I fitted a SoundSmith Carmen to it - and, yes it turned out as I hoped. Plays well, sounds good.
awesome, just awesome.

thanks for sharing this.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by cschaub » 26 Jan 2019 21:56

Just got an original TD-160 today. Must be early because no transit screws? Has a Shure M97, sounds really good. Did the standard lube, new belt on order. But sounds great! Is this a good cartridge for this arm? I will probably upgrade the arm, but this sounds really good now so not sure. I mostly listen to classical and Jazz.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by tlscapital » 26 Jan 2019 22:09

cschaub wrote:
26 Jan 2019 21:56
Just got an original TD-160 today. Must be early because no transit screws? Has a Shure M97, sounds really good. Did the standard lube, new belt on order. But sounds great! Is this a good cartridge for this arm? I will probably upgrade the arm, but this sounds really good now so not sure. I mostly listen to classical and Jazz

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9MKc2qR5gd6dQADb7
Your picture is not showing but only for an 'Image' icon thingy... Check for compatible extension/format maybe. It's a classic combination. Didn't know early TD160 didn't have the 'transport screws'. Learning something new everyday.

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