Pictures of your Thorens

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Try1256
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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by Try1256 » 09 Feb 2015 13:34

ehtoo wrote:
Try1256 wrote:My TD-160. Just finished modding and restoring. Love it.
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Very nice work. =D> I'm sure you're going to enjoy spinning on that table. What did you use for your plinth? Hard to tell from the pic. Looks like Cherry.
Thanks. I am enjoying it very much. It is actually Tzalam wood. A hardwood indiginous to Central America and the Islands. I found this piece in the sale bin at the local woodworking store. It was the right size, had been planed and had a nice grain. A friend of mine built it for me and I just finished it with natural danish oil and it looks very nice.

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by bruce135 » 17 Feb 2015 11:16

This is my Thorens TD 150, in original condition. Plays beautifully. In use daily.
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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by eljorge » 24 Feb 2015 17:17

Very nice find Bruce135, dont forget to wipe her down every so often ;)

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by user510 » 11 Mar 2015 07:04

http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... cept_2.gif
first the drawing.

http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... C_0512.jpg

But I had this completely naked TD124 chassis. And I deliberately chose not to paint it. :wink:

http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... C_1061.jpg

Baltic Birch multi-ply. Covered in textured black.

http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... C_1067.jpg

The chassis (no 13943)was assembled with refurbished parts. Including a new stator wire bundle from Simone Lucchetti in Italy. (Quality is good, price is reasonable)
Tonearm: Zeta
Cartridge: DL103R with Uwe wood body and a SS re-tip.

and now it's a happy record spinner.

-Steve
more info on 13943 at link
http://www.theanalogdept.com/13943.htm

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by eljorge » 14 Mar 2015 17:44

Hey Steve, love the raw metal look, reminds me of good 'ol rat hole choppers, must be a pleasure to listen to. enjoy. jorge

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by Hauge » 16 Mar 2015 10:12

Something quite different than the original look! Raw must be the word!

As a comparison, my good ol 124 with Ortofon AS212 and a Goldring 1022...
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Post by user510 » 18 Mar 2015 02:35

eljorge wrote:Hey Steve, love the raw metal look, reminds me of good 'ol rat hole choppers, must be a pleasure to listen to. enjoy. jorge
Thanks Jorge. It is quite good. I plan to find a decent 12-inch arm for it some time in the future. Not sure which cartridge, but SPU comes to mind.

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... =14481&t=1

I really like that setup Hauge. And that 'vintage' Ortofon plinth really is a nice touch.

-Steve

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by Maxwatt » 19 Mar 2015 12:48

My new classic Thorens TD 126 Mk1 wiht Shure M75Ed needle Jico

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by user510 » 02 Apr 2015 01:29

My new classic Thorens TD 126 Mk1 wiht Shure M75Ed needle Jicohttp://i57.tinypic.com/28cdnic.jpg
Hi Maxwatt.
that looks very good.
I think I like these luxurious belt drive models of Thorens. A couple of years past I acquired a TD126 mkIII. It's a project table waiting for me to get around to it. I suspect it's going to be very good.

happy spins.

-Steve

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by mike021492002 » 02 Apr 2015 04:29

Here's mine. Not the best photo. Got good info on the Nima tonearm from rkay5. The bottom base used for leveling is made of 2" MDF, topped with 1/2" of composite isolation material. The feet are Maglev. Separating the base and top plinth are 3 Tip-Toe brass cones, pointing up. The top plinth is lined on the bottom with 1/2" of plasticine clay. Dynavector cart.
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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by loyalfan » 11 Apr 2015 07:53

dougruss47 wrote:
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Love it as I just bought one identical to it. How are you liking it?

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by BartS1977 » 14 Apr 2015 10:36

Hey Guys,

My first post and my first Thorens. It sounds great with the ortofon cartridge, but i was wondering if someone knows which tone-arm is on my TD166?

hope to hear from you.
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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by Squiffything » 14 Apr 2015 13:02

It'll be a TP11 though what model is hard to tell

Have a look here for more info

http://www.theanalogdept.com

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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by loyalfan » 15 Apr 2015 01:15

I have had this Thorens TD 190-2 for less than a month but boy have I enjoyed it. It is all stock and you can't tell from the picture but I have it sitting on a TV tray until I get around to installing it on the wall. You can see on the left my ART DJ Pre which certainly sounds great for $50. Below that is a SoundBlaster X-Fi HD SB1240 that I use to capture audio at 96/24. If you have a chance to pick one up, pass it by. I have had tremendous trouble just getting and keeping the thing working. I have over 30 years experience using and building PCs so I feel safe saying I am not the problem, the crappy drivers from Creative are the problem.
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Re: Pictures of your Thorens

Post by Hauge » 22 Apr 2015 12:43

user510 wrote:
eljorge wrote:Hey Steve, love the raw metal look, reminds me of good 'ol rat hole choppers, must be a pleasure to listen to. enjoy. jorge
Thanks Jorge. It is quite good. I plan to find a decent 12-inch arm for it some time in the future. Not sure which cartridge, but SPU comes to mind.

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... =14481&t=1

I really like that setup Hauge. And that 'vintage' Ortofon plinth really is a nice touch.

-Steve
Thanks Steve!

That plinth is the original from when Thorens were distributed, here in Denmark, via Ortofon. It's originally sold to DR (Danmarks Radio)as seen on the picture, except the arm were a RM212 on a black armboard that were later ruined in some experiments by a previous owner (I'm the third owner). So the plinth is really vintage! ;)
I don't know the age of the TD124. Is there someone in here that can date it from the serial number? It's No. 36265? It could be fun to see if a eg 1961 system could be build around it...

Best regards
Tonni

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