Thorens TP16 mkII - wrong arm wand??

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scoran
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Thorens TP16 mkII - wrong arm wand??

Post by scoran » 09 Nov 2019 18:37

Just picked up two Thorens TD 126 mkII tables. One of the tables has what I thought was a stock TP16 mkII tonearm, but someone suggested the arm wand might not be a Thorens? The headshell looks suspect according to the person I showed it to. Can anyone confirm?
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Re: Thorens TP16 mkII - wrong arm wand??

Post by StephDale » 09 Nov 2019 22:05

It looks like it's out of the Thorens parts bin but, you're right, I don't know that there's a variant of the TP16 Mk2 or Mk3 that has a slotted headshell. The MkIV does, but that's not a removable armwand.

How does its geometry compare with the dimensions in the database here on VE? I just wonder if it's a TP16L armwand. The cartridge is set back in the headshell a long way...? Also worth a check here: http://thorens-info.de/html/tonarme.html#AS

TP63 armwands do turn up periodically, so there's a chance you'll be able to get the turntable up and running properly again, if it emerges it's not quite right. If you're running a modern cartridge then the heavier Schopper version might even be preferable: https://www.schopper.ch/index.php?page=tp63_uprade

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Re: Thorens TP16 mkII - wrong arm wand??

Post by scoran » 10 Nov 2019 02:22

StephDale wrote:
09 Nov 2019 22:05
It looks like it's out of the Thorens parts bin but, you're right, I don't know that there's a variant of the TP16 Mk2 or Mk3 that has a slotted headshell. The MkIV does, but that's not a removable armwand.

How does its geometry compare with the dimensions in the database here on VE? I just wonder if it's a TP16L armwand. The cartridge is set back in the headshell a long way...? Also worth a check here: http://thorens-info.de/html/tonarme.html#AS

TP63 armwands do turn up periodically, so there's a chance you'll be able to get the turntable up and running properly again, if it emerges it's not quite right. If you're running a modern cartridge then the heavier Schopper version might even be preferable: https://www.schopper.ch/index.php?page=tp63_uprade

Steph
Are you saying the MkVI has a slotted shell but doesn't have a removable armwand, or that my armwand isn't removable?

I haven't checked geometry yet. If this alt-armwand is a known make/model I was hoping to have specs to guide me on the check. Will see how it aligns and report back.

Thanks for the link to additional info on Thorens arms. Sounds like you think it might be a different Thorens arm and a different headshell? This is going to be interesting...

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