nezbleu wrote:The tonearm wire looks "thick" because it is shielded. It is really very high quality, and very fine, shielded cable, and quite flexible.
I also once had a Thorens 145 (purchased new) which is of course identical to the 160, with the addition of an end of LP tone arm pickup.
With that and, my present 165, when you set the tone arm to "float" (no tracking force).... with any slight air current, the tone arm will swing either way...in the direction the current.
In other words, the tine arm wires do not seem to inhibit tone are movement at all.
As a related issue....
Some seem to replace tone arm wires because of some sort feeling that the old wire is no longer good etc, or new wires are just better somehow and then, convince themselves that the new wires sound better.