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classic analog rigs Thorens, Garrard, Lenco, EMT, etc..

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Postby vintage_dog » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:03 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.


the TD 160 is a keeper. i have the TD 160 super with a more modern rega rb250 arm on a BonD plinth...my 5th TT in the house and provides music in my attic :wink:
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Postby michael corleone » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:05 pm

John Martin wrote:
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


I've heard about it,labas mo na rin yan :!: :wink:
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Postby Superman » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:11 pm

daming TT ni ninong ah! naikwento yan sa akin, di mo na nga daw binalik :D :D :D
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Postby michael corleone » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:50 pm

Superman wrote:daming TT ni ninong ah! naikwento yan sa akin, di mo na nga daw binalik :D :D :D


Isa ka pa,ilabas mo na rin yang bago mo, kunyari ka pa. :D :D Look at VD, 5 TT's.Meron pang isa dyan,doctor sa kamay,doctor din ng TT,simple lang pero malupit yan :roll: :wink:
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Postby Superman » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:24 am

michael corleone wrote:
Superman wrote:daming TT ni ninong ah! naikwento yan sa akin, di mo na nga daw binalik :D :D :D


Isa ka pa,ilabas mo na rin yang bago mo, kunyari ka pa. :D :D Look at VD, 5 TT's.Meron pang isa dyan,doctor sa kamay,doctor din ng TT,simple lang pero malupit yan :roll: :wink:


Nyek! Ano naman ilalabas ko?? :D :D :D CONGRATS ninong! Malupit ka talaga! Makamandag! :D
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Postby stereophile » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:16 am

michael corleone wrote:
Superman wrote:daming TT ni ninong ah! naikwento yan sa akin, di mo na nga daw binalik :D :D :D


Isa ka pa,ilabas mo na rin yang bago mo, kunyari ka pa. :D :D Look at VD, 5 TT's.Meron pang isa dyan,doctor sa kamay,doctor din ng TT,simple lang pero malupit yan :roll: :wink:


Who you talkin' about, bro? :roll: :wink:
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Postby stereophile » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:36 am

michael corleone wrote:
Superman wrote:daming TT ni ninong ah! naikwento yan sa akin, di mo na nga daw binalik :D :D :D


Isa ka pa,ilabas mo na rin yang bago mo, kunyari ka pa. :D :D Look at VD, 5 TT's.Meron pang isa dyan,doctor sa kamay,doctor din ng TT,simple lang pero malupit yan :roll: :wink:


Btw bro, you should change your name & avatar. I will confer to you an honorary doctorate: Doc Oc(topus) You need so many hands to play all your ttables :!: :wink:...and those yet to come... :lol2:
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Postby sinar » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:13 am

to the thorens and garrard owners.

what is the sound difference and characteristics between the two brands and how they compare to the sl1200 mk 2?

are all vintage thorens have bouncy suspension like the linn?
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Postby quarterback » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:34 pm

pasali,

thorens 125 mark ii with rb300 and denon dl103r
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Postby Albino » Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:31 pm

Uy! pareho tayo. Thorens TD 125 Mark II with SME 3009 tonearm and Ortofon M 15 E Super.
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Postby sebman » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:16 am

hi recently got a 2nd hand thorens td150 mk2, a great upgrade over an entry level garrard.. where can I have this replinted and how much is the budget range? many thanks
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Postby pigdog » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:27 pm

hi heane
i have both the td 124 mk1 aqnd the garrard 310 grease bearing. personally i prefferred the 301 over the thorens, both turtables are not bouncy like say a michelle both are very stable but i find the 301 to be more solidly built. some people feel the garrards are more dynamic sounding

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sinar wrote:to the thorens and garrard owners.

what is the sound difference and characteristics between the two brands and how they compare to the sl1200 mk 2?

are all vintage thorens have bouncy suspension like the linn?
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Postby pigdog » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:27 pm

hi heane
i have both the td 124 mk1 aqnd the garrard 310 grease bearing. personally i prefferred the 301 over the thorens, both turtables are not bouncy like say a michelle both are very stable but i find the 301 to be more solidly built. some people feel the garrards are more dynamic sounding

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sinar wrote:to the thorens and garrard owners.

what is the sound difference and characteristics between the two brands and how they compare to the sl1200 mk 2?

are all vintage thorens have bouncy suspension like the linn?
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Postby stereophile » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:20 pm

Here's my Thorens WIP(work-in-progress):
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Thorens 124 Mk2
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Postby conspicuous » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:21 pm

:D nice one doc lito. do you already have a lyra lined up for it? :wink: :D
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Postby stereophile » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:16 am

mael- Chances are I'll be using a Denon DL-103R. One of my 301s is using a DL-103R on a 12in arm. I plan to use a 12in arm also on the 124. Though they different arms, I'd like to see how the sonics compare. Phonostages will be the same.

Btw, once the 124 is up and running, I will be able to answer your query about the sonic diff between a Garrard 301, Thorens 124 & Technics SL-1200. I'll mount the Denon DL-103R on a universal headshell and swap between the 124 & SL-1200. The 301 already has a DL-103R mounted.
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Postby sebman » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:18 pm

thorens gurus.. need help on a thorens 150 mk2. kahit anong isalang ko e chipmunks yung kanta pero yung beat ok naman. nasubukan ko na lahat nung combinations don sa me black na ball sa dulo at ung silver metal na me number pero wala pa rin e.. nasa 33 naman sya, at yung plaka is 33 naman.. so ano pang pedeng magawa? salamat
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Postby Mamimili » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:49 am

TD 124, SME 3009, Denon 103R :D
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Postby jomar » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:57 am

Count me in 8) TD124 MK1 + SME 3009 S2 + AT440MLa
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Postby amandarae » Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:55 am

stereophile wrote:Here's my Thorens WIP(work-in-progress):
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Thorens 124 Mk2


Hello doc,

Nice TD124 MKII, looks fresh from where I stand.

FWIW, I think I am hearing a difference in sound when the TD 124 uses a CLD plinth or a hollow type one. It seems the hollow type have an edge in the top end presentation while the CLD have more authority in bass. I do not know why since I use both with the rubber grommets attached but I suspect the TT resonate differently depending on how much mass you have underneath it.

Also, may I suggest to have someone build you an arm board made up of solid wood instead of plywood assuming that the one you have there is plywood. I tried plywood and mdf and I found the hardwood (any type, I use cheap maple on my MKI and Sapele on my MKII) superb in draining vibrations especially if you did not install the rubber rings in mounting the SME base plate. And if you are already changing the arm board, do not forget to attach a wire from the ground point of the TT (underneath the middle brace of the arm board skeletal frame) if you have two prong AC plug on the table (unless someone modified it) because it is convenient to troubleshoot the TT hum once you connect the SUT to it with this wire being accessible.

Another one, which as much as possible I do not want to include here because people will call me crazy, is regarding the pulley. On the top of the pulley, you will see that the shaft have a hole on it. I put a ball bearing just the right size to sink in on this opening and in my assessment, it reduced the vibrating sound from the pulley as the idler wheel interface to it when playing. Sounds ridiculous yeah? :D :D

I am looking forward in seeing your completed project.

regards,

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