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Postby audiophileman2002 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:36 am

Count me in. Using a Thorens 125 MK II with SME 3009 II improved and Shure M97xE cartridge.
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Postby beginner tubero » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:24 am

Sirs, I got a stock thorens TD 165. Kaya lang dont if its working.
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Postby conspicuous » Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:14 pm

beginner tubero wrote:Sirs, I got a stock thorens TD 165. Kaya lang dont if its working.


i'm sure there are ws members here who would like to verify this for you :D
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Postby pigdog » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:02 am

i also own a thorens TD-160 with stock tone arm and ortofon 25fl cathridge, bought the turntable in canadian in mint condition and replaced the motor for use in hong kong
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Postby beginner tubero » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:31 am

i'm sure there are ws members here who would like to verify this for you


Bro, I found out that my thorens td 165 is working. But it has a problem on its power cord, ou have to hold it fimly on its plug so it will not loosen.

And im looking for a shop for its belt.
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Postby audiophileman2002 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:42 am

Good for you! If it is just the plug then you can possibly change that. You can also buy a power cord with a molded male plug and you could replace the entire cord or have a tech do it for you. Try to get at least a 18 awg cable. Better if it is bigger.
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Postby conspicuous » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:00 pm

beginner tubero wrote:Bro, I found out that my thorens td 165 is working. But it has a problem on its power cord, ou have to hold it fimly on its plug so it will not loosen.

And im looking for a shop for its belt.


hi, i got my belt from hypertriode (rene rivo). he also upgraded my rca output cables to xlo. have him check your table out. :) by the way, my table is a td166mkII.
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Postby beginner tubero » Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:36 am

Anyone wants to see my thorens td 165. Its in my work place, im in ortigas. Can some of you guys help me. Im just a beginner in analog rig thanks!

Here's my contact number 09159298477
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Postby rsm2a3 » Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:57 pm

Thorens TD125 w/ SME3012 arm, AT headshell with shure cart .

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Postby Jazzmanoy » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:54 pm

I have a Thorens TD160 super, RB 300 tonearm fitted with AT OC5 cart. An SME 3009R tonearm is under study to replace my RB 300.
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Postby Steely Nad » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:36 am

Just got a THORENS TD166 MkII today w/ Shure cart packaged w/ an AURA VA50 Amp from UK.
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Postby conspicuous » Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:16 pm

Tristan wrote:Just got a THORENS TD166 MkII today w/ Shure cart ....


great find! :) that's the 'table i have currently which is all stock including the arm. i bought it in 1990 and it still runs like the day i bought it :D
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Postby Steely Nad » Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:00 am

Sir,

I have a bit of a question for you and everyone. The TT I got is installed w/ a SHURE VSTIII type of cartridge/stylus. My bro says its a very sensitive type of cart and one used in audiophile LP's. Is this true? Coz merong talagang consistent na parte ng plaka na tumatalon sya. My bro says, it does not happen in his TT.

Your advise pls.
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Postby conspicuous » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:22 am

hi, i'm not sure if it's the cart per se. do you have the right weight (tracking force) or anti-skate settings? i hang the weight on the 2nd notch from the base on both notched thin arms at the back of the arm. :)
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Postby Steely Nad » Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:15 pm

Will try that. As I got the unit from my friend, never changed any setting yet. The weight is still on the 1st notch for both arms. Will try it as you said and let you know....Thanks.

By the way, how about the round black dial...should it be in the 1, 1.5 or 2 setting?
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Postby nad_obed » Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:36 am

Got a TD160.....simply a "can't go wrong turntable".

Using a GRADO BLACK cart/stylus.

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As you can see, the RCA's are so old and brittle...plan to modify this dude into this one before I go home next year...for flexibility in IC that can be used.

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Postby audiophileman2002 » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:19 am

Tristan wrote:Will try that. As I got the unit from my friend, never changed any setting yet. The weight is still on the 1st notch for both arms. Will try it as you said and let you know....Thanks.

By the way, how about the round black dial...should it be in the 1, 1.5 or 2 setting?


Get a bubble level and make sure the TT is level.

Best if you can get hold of a Shure SFG2 tracking force gauge. Set the tracking force at 1.2g or even 1.25g and the anti skate at about the same or slightly less at 1.

See how that goes.
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Postby michael corleone » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:35 am

Got a TD 160 with stock arm as my back up and third tt.Auditioned it for several days and it never went back to the seller anymore.Better than budget and entry level new models IMO.
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Postby John Martin » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:04 am

michael corleone wrote:Got a TD 160 with stock arm as my back up and third tt.Auditioned it for several days and it never went back to the seller anymore.Better than budget and entry level new models IMO.


Bro!!! Triplets na pala yan. post mo sa members set up
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Postby nad_obed » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:46 am

audiophileman2002 wrote:
Tristan wrote:Will try that. As I got the unit from my friend, never changed any setting yet. The weight is still on the 1st notch for both arms. Will try it as you said and let you know....Thanks.

By the way, how about the round black dial...should it be in the 1, 1.5 or 2 setting?


Get a bubble level and make sure the TT is level.

Best if you can get hold of a Shure SFG2 tracking force gauge. Set the tracking force at 1.2g or even 1.25g and the anti skate at about the same or slightly less at 1.

See how that goes.




Thanks, Audiophileman. Also got a Cambridge Audio 540P MM Phonostage. My brother, Devo went here in Singapura to visit...ayun, ADELPHI ang tinambayan buong linggo.

The previous owner (also a shop owner here) together w/ Devo made sure the TT is aligned and balanced. But you're right...accuracy is most important. Dami LP's dito mga bro...I got the much coveted Freddie Aguilar "Anak"...and Devo too. He is bringing in sealed LP's of Diana Krall and Norah Jones...for personal use of course. On the plane today, am sure he can't wait to test 'em on his gears at home.

Thanks again for the advice.
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