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adjust for tonearm

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 17:35
by Scotti123
good day all i am trying to figure out all about the adjustment that needs to be done on my thorens 166 mk11 turntable my headshell is a tp62 and my tonearm is a 750 track tonearm what is my overhang need to be also what compliance rated cartridge is best

Re: adjust for tonearm

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 22:57
by nat
Is the owner's manual in the library here? That would tell you.
The arm is of moderate to low mass, so most cartridges should be fine. If you go with a low compliance cartridge, you can always add mass to the headshell.

Re: adjust for tonearm

Posted: 21 Jun 2018 02:28
by noisefreq
Hello Scotti123,
Welcome to VE.
Nice table! I own the TD145 mkII, which is very similar.

At the top of this page, click on the "Library" tab and scroll down to the Thoren's tab.
Look for the model owner's manual.

Second, also at the top of the page is the "Tools" tab.
Click on this and then "Cartridge Alignment Protractors".
Scroll down to the Thorens Arc V.2 protractor.
You can print this and use it to set the alignment.
It's a Baerwald alignment which works pretty well with the straight Thorens tonearm. This should get you started.

The effective mass of the Isotrack arm is 7.5grams.
I've had good luck with carts in the 15cu to 25cu range. Some of this depends on the cartridge weight.

Also under the Tools tab is "Cartridge Database Tools".
Click on that and you will find a Resonance Calculator.
Plug in the numbers and determine if your arm/cart combination is a good match.

Of the cartridges I've had on this arm, Ortofon sounded just OK, Shure/JICO sounded great, ADC was impressive and Audio Technica sounded amazing.

I currently have an AT cart on it.

Re: adjust for tonearm

Posted: 21 Jun 2018 12:01
by Scotti123
Thanks for your help

Re: adjust for tonearm

Posted: 22 Jun 2018 11:41
by Scotti123
Which Audio technical cartridge do you have The one I have is the is the At95E

Re: adjust for tonearm

Posted: 23 Jun 2018 14:47
by noisefreq
Scotti123, Private message sent to you.