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Old 15th January 2010, 01:14 AM   #1
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Default kspoorly...

you've posted quite a few questions....
do you have a turntable or are you looking at buying one and upgrading it (which appears to be the case). If looking to buy one, perhaps a new Rega P1 or similar would get you going without requiring upgrades to start with.
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Old 15th January 2010, 06:36 AM   #2
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1) would you mind explaining why you refer to me as "kspoorly?" Instead of my actual user name?
2) to answer your question, I'm trying to figure out if I should buy one and upgrade or just buy one, pt if o can construct one with an old thorens I can scavenge.
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Old 15th January 2010, 07:35 AM   #3
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ksporry..sorry. I suffer from ADD and my fingers sometimes get ahead of my brain (or is it visa versa?). No offense was intended.

Just trying to clarify what information you need. Do you have a chance at a good used deck, or a new one ? Are you limited to Pro-ject or are there others you might consider?

Now, if you already have the Thorens, I'd suggest trying to resurrect it, rather than starting with the Pro-jects. I've had good success "re-making" a Sugden turntable. I know the Thorens are very good too (particularly if you do a DIY Chadwick modification to one).

Here in my neck of the woods, turntables are getting tough to find. I'm sure in the UK there are many good used or salvage tables you could get your hands on.
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Old 15th January 2010, 12:24 PM   #4
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Ha, ok no problems
I have that problem sometimes as well, mistyping.

I got a very knackered td125 I'm the garage. Not sure if I can salvage the whole deck, but the ARM is a nice sme one, with a very rare cartridge (name slipped my mind)

However, i saw a gorgeous 38mm acrylic platter on eBay. combine that with the project Genie design, and I can imagine a very nice deck.

I still have some oak from a kitchen top I could use for base. Some extra bits n bond from Mr eBay and an interesting deck is born.

Reason why o consider the genie, is I like it and as a basic deck its decent. I could start replacing the platter.
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Old 16th January 2010, 12:56 AM   #5
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Default ksporry..no kinding...

I actually do suffer from ADD.

The TD125 is a fine deck. If the issues are mainly cosmetic, then it sounds that you are more than handy enough to revive it as long as the motor is OK, and the mechanicals and electrics are good. New switches can been had almost anywhere. Rewiring the electrics is east, as is replacing any compnents in the electronics. Check out the analog dept (The Analog Dept. ) for some Thorens specific ideas and revamping information.

Any pics?
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Old 16th January 2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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thx, I will look into it. I'm afraid I don't have any pics. I'll need to get the deck from storage (not difficult actually). It's running inconsistent (speed). I think that's largely due to lack of lubrication, and it could do with a new belt.
You're probably right that I can revamp the electronics, if I can find a schematic of it.
When I get it out of storage I'll try to put some pics on here and I'll also have a look at the cartridge that's on there.
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Old 16th January 2010, 12:05 PM   #7
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and it could do with a new belt.
is the td125 belt drive or rim drive?
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Old 16th January 2010, 01:46 PM   #8
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is the td125 belt drive or rim drive?
The 125 is a belt drive. The TD124 (and a couple of others) have a combination of belt and rim drive.
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Old 16th January 2010, 05:36 PM   #9
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Default for TD125 information...

look here
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