XTP124 SPINDLE PTFE THRUST PAD for THORENS 124 turntable UPGRADE. Thorens TD160 Super upgrades. I'm always on the look out for bargains to improve the sound of my setup, so I'm curious to know what upgrades are open to me and in roughly what order they are in regarding the amount of difference they'd make.
Presently, I have a stock TD160 Super, with a Linn Basik LVX arm and A.T. 440MLa cart (18 months old). I replaced belt 15 months ago with one from Turntable Basics. Its on a wall mounted shelf and hooked upto a Creek OBH 8SE phono amp. Last year I gave it a good strip down and clean, levelled suspension and aligned the cart it as best I could. So possible upgrades I can think of are:- Funk Achromat Some other mat. Anything else I should perhaps consider? KF. Back to the diy_turntables gallery Keith Fitzgibbon's highly modified Thorens TD160.
A very different approach. Papst Aussenlaufer. Back to the TD124 project page A Papst in a Thorens?
The story goes something like this: In 1977, ten years after the TD124 had been discontinued, Thorens management worried that it could no longer supply new replacement motors for their once top-of-the-line player. The solution turned out to be the subject of this article. Thorens contracted with Papst to adapt one of their "Aussenlaufer" motors to function in the TD124. Bogdans Motor.
Thorens TD 124 / TD124 Mk2 and TD-224 Legendary Vintage Turntables. © Rudolf A.
Re: Chadwick mods TD-125 (a liitle long) - justaguy - Vinyl Asylum. The review was in The Absolute Sound, vol 14,issue 58, march/april 1989.
(pgs.102-105), reviewed by Steven Stone, including a response from Steven C.Grant. 9 mods were done: 1) baltic birch plywood 1/2/" replacing the existing bottom plate with three spikes or cones underneath 2) isolation of the 3 suspension springs of the suspension using new gaskets and silicon 3) dampning the top of the motor plate and the underside of the top plate with 2 kinds of silicon damping material 4) readjustment of the bearings and selective damping of the arm tube 5) dampning of the the platter hub with silicon and rebalancing 6) lining the underside of the arm board with cork for further isolation 7) replacing the rubber mat with a Chadwick "Corktone" mat 8) replacing the standard interconnect with a Sumiko PIP box and the interconnects of your choice 9) installing and aligning of the arm and cartridge of your choice stew.
Analogue Seduction - Search Results. JOEL´S KIT- THORENS TD 125-126-145-150-160-166-320... Thorens Tweaks. Back to: TD-160 Dept.
This page documents modifications done to my TD-160 and reports how well they worked. 8/19/2003: Some time has passed since I first wrote this page. Back then I was looking for a project and so thought it might be fun to make improvements to a turntable. As it turned out, it is quite fun and nearly two years later, I'm still at it. What follows is the revised and continuing story of my test mule, a TD160 mk1 that sounds much better than any standard Thorens has a right to. Thorens TD-160, 145, 165, 166 Turntable Feet Upgrade items in Vinyl Nirvana store on eBay! Ultimate Thorens Enhancement Kit - Detailed item view - srm-tech.co.uk SRM Design. This is our Sound Quality Enhancement Kit for the Thorens range of decks.
We guarantee it will significantly improve the sound quality of these excellent record decks! The cost of this kit is roughly equivalent to six or seven audiophile LP’s – but this will make your whole record collection sound better! The kit offers a substantial cost saving over buying the items individually. The kit is designed to reduce external noise breakthrough, motor noise, bearing rumble, platter 'ring' and vinyl 'chatter' to provide quieter, more detailed reproduction, and comprises: 1. Silicone Platter Mat. Cymatics Hifi and Audio Equipment Shop. All the information specific to this web site is good for basic information purposes alone.
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Yamamura and the Melco Turntables A few years earlier, in 1981, I stumbled upon the Melco turntables which were for the first time on display in Paris. I had an interesting conversation with Mr. Yamamura. With his firm Belco in London he imported these heavy turntables which boasted of platters weighing which boasted of platters weighing up to 35 kg. Platter Damping and Constant Speed In the process Alexander and I had experienced all sorts of construction problems that needed specific solutions: damping, decoupling, mechanical and acoustical feedback, constant speed, etc. Modify: Thorens - TD-160 or TD-125? 02-26-11: ThormanI asked that same question not long ago to a Vintage Thorens Restoration guy and he told me both are good project tables but the TD125 ( either 1 or 2 ) were built better..He mentioned that the TD125 was quite a bit better project table for him,and had better results once finished..Keep in mind this is his words not mine.......I ended up buying a used TD124 and am extremely happy with it.....
Thorman (Reviews | Threads | Answers) 02-26-11: StanwalI have had both [unmodified] and the 125 is a better table. This is not to say you couldn't get good results with a 160, but I don't think the potential is as high. Ultimate 160 Series Enhancement Kit inc Silent Base - Detailed item view - srm-tech.co.uk SRM Design. This is our Ultimate Sound Quality Enhancement Kit for the Thorens 160 range of decks. We guarantee it will significantly improve the sound quality of these excellent record decks! The cost of this kit is roughly equivalent to ten audiophile LP’s – but this will make your whole record collection sound better!
The kit offers a substantial cost saving over buying the items individually. The kit is designed to reduce external noise breakthrough, motor noise, bearing rumble, platter 'ring' and vinyl 'chatter' to provide quieter, more detailed reproduction, and comprises: 1. Silent Base. Thorens - Items - srm-tech.co.uk SRM Design. TD Platter Bearings. Funny things people notice about Thorens platter bearings. ***On the belt driven models*** Even though the suspended belt driven layout remained present on most of Thorens' turntables from the sixties on into the 21st century, many detail changes appeared throughout the various model runs. This page, at first, will attempt to document the variations seen in platter bearings and the sub-platters starting with the TD150. Perhaps as information is gathered some light will eventually be shed on why some of the more curious detail changes appeared.
There is a similarity of platter bearing design and manufacturing practice between several different models in the Thorens lineup. Things to Check. Back to New Table FAQ Some things to check. The motor: You can't get new replacements. Make sure the table you buy has a motor in good condition. 1 X Thorens Turntable Drive Belt For Most Models - Turntable Spares.
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Thorens TD160 modifications.