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Old 10th December 2008, 11:29 PM   #1
Cassido is offline Cassido  United States
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Default Thorens TD145/TD160 Motor Pulley

I am looking for a 60Hz motor pulley for my Thorens TD145. I moved to the USA and brought my European turntable which has the 50Hz pulley. Does anyone know where I can buy this, I tried ebay and many Google searches, but no luck so far.

Or is there anyone who moved from the US to Europe (or any other 50Hz country) who needs the 50Hz pulley and would like to swap?

Any other suggestions welcome. Thank you!

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Old 11th December 2008, 11:06 AM   #2
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Any other suggestions welcome
Search! you'll find some threads on building a motor controller which results in the right speed with the wrong pulley (and better sound as well.)

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Old 13th December 2008, 08:50 PM   #3
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Hi Lucas

Marco is correct, get a Linn Valhalla or similar and continue to use your standard motor and pulley. You can build it into the turntable or mount it in a separate enclosure. Your turntable will sound much better too!

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Old 27th July 2009, 03:06 PM   #4
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I`m. Is your swap offer still actual?
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Default Lucas have a look here....

look at the iPod drive for turntables ...would give you what you need without spending a bunch of cash.

Basically feed the turntable with a ((50/60)X120Hz)= 100Hz) AC signal from an amp that can give you the required number of Watts. (few turntables need more than 25--Garrards, etc).
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Old 1st August 2009, 09:29 PM   #6
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Default Re: Lucas have a look here....

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look at the iPod drive for turntables ...would give you what you need without spending a bunch of cash.

Basically feed the turntable with a ((50/60)X120Hz)= 100Hz) AC signal from an amp that can give you the required number of Watts. (few turntables need more than 25--Garrards, etc).

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Old 2nd August 2009, 03:19 AM   #7
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Default or you could ....

make or have made a pulley.

(60Hz/50Hz) X (50 Hz pulley diameter) = (60 Hz pulley diameter required).
Or check with Thorens who are now making new turntables, and may have the correct part as a service part.

In a pinch you could also buy some slot car racing wheels (just the wheels). something like this
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Old 27th July 2011, 07:34 PM   #8
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Default TD 160 motor pulley

My problem is more difficult to solve. I bought a used TD 160 and discovered that it has no motor pulley. Motor is working well, turntable is is excellent condition, but no pulley.. Any sugestions??

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Old 27th July 2011, 07:52 PM   #9
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Default TD160 motor pulley

Hello!!

Anybody can help me? I need dimensions for the motor pulley of a TD160. Diameters for 45 and 33 1/3 . Frequency here is 60 Hz. I will try to manufacture a pulley myself.

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Old 15th August 2011, 02:12 AM   #10
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Hi,
The pulley size 60Hz@33 1/3rpm x 11mm 60Hz@45rpm x 16mm also have at Vintage Thorens Turntable Parts he may a 60Hz pulley I have gotten one from him in past.
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