Pictures of your Thorens

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by dagfinn » 06 Sep 2019 21:44

Very nice :).

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by Lundberg80 » 09 Sep 2019 16:26

Hello.

Here is some pics of my thorens td150 mk2 with the original tp13a and a pickering v15 cartridge
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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by user510 » 12 Sep 2019 05:35

Nice one. I like seeing the TD150 in its original condition. A fine sample of the breed.
-Steve

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by user510 » 12 Sep 2019 05:39

http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... C_2601.jpg
I'm still playing with my TD124. The base plinth in this photo is an original plinth of the type that was sold by Thorens Dealers to their customers. Plywood (3/4" thick) with a hardwood veneer. Open box style. I've got a new set of mushrooms isolating the chassis from the plinth.
TD124 sn# 13943 in bare aluminum.

-Steve

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by elreza » 17 Sep 2019 11:58

some folks just love their plinths, just picked this up, came with a record collection

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/487 ... 3ca0_c.jpg

fwiw I'll prob pull the arm off and sell the deck so if anyone fancies it pm me

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by medwaybeat » 18 Sep 2019 08:35

You should give it a try before you pull it apart, you might just like it.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by elreza » 18 Sep 2019 12:39

medwaybeat wrote:
18 Sep 2019 08:35
You should give it a try before you pull it apart, you might just like it.
It sounds great but it doesn't match my colour scheme , already have another Thorens anyway :)

As for pulling it apart its only a 2min job to remove the arm, far easier to do that every time if you need to change the cartridge anyway

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by boussven » 04 Oct 2019 12:02

Hi there Thorens lovers, will post some pictures of my TD124 and TD160 when ready. I have a Russ Collinson Layers-of-Beauty solid plinth for TD150 for sale, if anyone is interested, it's as good as new, bought it for a project that never happened. send me a private message if interested, I will send you some pictures and we will arrange a good price. I am based in Brussels, but shipping is no problem.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by sausagecreature » 12 Oct 2019 16:36

Just picked it up today. Next job, find a new surface/table for it. Thrilled to bits, my first TT in more than 30 years.
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TD321. Shure ML140HE, Linn Basik Plus.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by user510 » 12 Oct 2019 21:34

sausagecreature wrote:
12 Oct 2019 16:36
Just picked it up today. Next job, find a new surface/table for it. Thrilled to bits, my first TT in more than 30 years. download/file.php?id=67432&t=1

TD321. Shure ML140HE, Linn Basik Plus.
Wow. A TD321. Nice find.
Of course almost any surface would be preferred over where the TT is situated right now. The amplifiers emit electromagnetic fields and should be at least a few feet away from the turntable. The phono cartridge is also magnetic and needs some space to create its own electromagnetic field unimpeded by any other EM fields. You have it in a room corner next to a speaker which most likely means acoustic feedback will be bombarding your tonearm/cartridge if you play the music loud, etc.

But welcome back into the hobby. Records are fun.

-Steve

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by sausagecreature » 14 Oct 2019 08:22

Thanks 510, thanks twice, once for the kind words, and second for the good advice, it is much appreciated. It's top of my list to get a new stand, and that will require some new speaker cable too. It's either that or a full re-arrange of the room :) ...again. It has always been and always will be a hi-fi that causes a re-arrange of rooms in my life.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by Lundberg80 » 16 Oct 2019 14:30

Made a small upgrade to my td150 with a Rega rb300, new faceplate, new armboard, furutech rhodium iec connector, 12mm mdf bottom cover, removed tonearm lift and some other small improvements.

Im thinking about replacing the Rega elys I cart to a shure m75 with a new jico stylus. What so you guys think?
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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by user510 » 13 Nov 2019 20:37

http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... C_2868.jpg

I'm now sporting another dust cover on my TD124. This one is full length and covers both the player and its plinth. Tonearm is the Infinity Black Widow. Cartridge is the often under-rated Shure M91E which I prefer to the V15VxMR I owned previously. The plinth is an oem type as was sold in North America back in the day. Fresh mushrooms in use.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by StephDale » 31 Dec 2019 20:04

And here's one of mine, which strangely hasn't featured here before. It's a heavily modified TD160 S BC MkV.
Arm is a Jelco TK-850s with 'Shuggy' collar and Furutech AG-12, Orsonic AV101b headshell, Audio Technica AT33PTGii.
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I'll post a bit more about it in its own thread shortly.

It's an interesting comparison with the Phonosophie No.2 and AT33SA, which I showed in this thread way back in 2017: viewtopic.php?p=849903#p849903

Steph

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by toby-lerone » 05 Jan 2020 21:33

My modest Thorens. A 166 MkII. No where near the level of some of the tables I've seen in this thread, but it gives me great pleasure.

I picked it up, I guess about three years ago now. Purchased from the original owner, who maintained it extremely well. I installed new springs, an Ortofon 2M Blue (as I'm on a budget. Looking at a few OM 30's which I think will match the compliance of the OEM arm slightly better.)

The most significant upgrade in my opinion in the inner platter. I found a platter from a guy in England, offered him 10 bucks, and he sent it my way. It drastically increased the table's stability and sound. It's the only metal cast inner platter on a 7mm spindle I've seen for a Thorens. It's amazing. (Still looking for a Marantz 140 power amp to match the 3200 pre amp; I picked up the 3200 for a steal.)

Again, it's a budget table... but I love it.

(DIY wall mount constructed for $30 bucks. Necessary on floating floors.)
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