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Old 4th April 2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hi all

please, I need a help for my Thorens TD125;
Ufortunately I leterally broken the arm lift: a pivot of a lever is broken

I need to purchase a new one as spare part. Can anyone help me to indicate me where to find it please ?

I thank you very much in advance
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Old 7th April 2010, 05:00 PM   #2
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More information likely to be available here: Vinyl Engine | The Home of the Turntable - lots of good information available on your Thorens.

You might check eBay US as there tends to be a lot of TT parts available at auction or BIN. I have bought quite a few TD125 parts successful on eBay.

I assume you have Thorens TP-25 arm, if this is not the case you need to identify what you have before you can get even attempt to locate a replacement part.

Comprehensive manuals and service information for the TD125 are available on Vinylengine.
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Old 7th April 2010, 05:19 PM   #3
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Hi Kevinkr

i thank you very much i will try also up there.

My Thorens is the following one:

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I have not clue what type of arm is it but the armlift is important
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The headshell is a Thorens headshell, but I am not sure about the arm itself. (It doesn't look like any I am familiar with, but I haven't checked the manual either.)
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Old 10th April 2010, 03:41 PM   #5
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Yes the Arm is a Thorens ( TP14 ) ... and the turntable is a TD125 MKII as I saw in these days ... because it's not written on it ... but thanks to the link you gave me I was able to discover it ... the rpoblem is the arm lift ... :-/
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Keep a look out on eBay for parts for the TP14 or a damaged arm with a good arm lift, or a....

The TP14 is not a bad arm, however there are many better from Grace, SME, Hadcock and others. I would look for an "upgrade" arm were it me and change the arm board at the same time. (Try to get one drilled for the arm you end up with.)

Or learn to cue manually - despite a perfectly functional arm lift that is generally what I do.
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Old 10th April 2010, 09:21 PM   #7
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Interesting ... could you send me some suggestion please ? I mean where to find it ...
Of course i would prefer to buy the arm-plate already drilled ... I wouldn't want to make mistakes or disasters ...
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I generally buy almost all of this sort of stuff through eBay. Just have to search through the vintage electronics area on the US eBay site. Many of the sellers are international, so you may find what you are looking for close to home. Other possibilities include audiogone, but this may be a riskier proposition..

Arm board here (ships internationally):
Thorens TD-125 Walnut Armboard - eBay (item 230424571024 end time Apr-15-10 05:13:29 PDT)

Arms are catch as catch can, you just have to wait for something to come along that you want.

Note you should probably search the German, Italian, and English eBay auction sites as well.
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Hej,
I know it might be a little late but only saw this post today!
1) Im rather sure (99%) this is a TD-125 mk I NOT mk II
2) mk I is with TP 25 tonearm (and TP 50 headshell)
3) TP 14 has never been (originally) installed on a TD-125 (only TD-124)
4) there is a guy in Germany (good if you speak German) who can probably help you. You can find him at info@thorens.org
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Hej,
I know it might be a little late but only saw this post today!
1) Im rather sure (99%) this is a TD-125 mk I NOT mk II
2) mk I is with TP 25 tonearm (and TP 50 headshell)
3) TP 14 has never been (originally) installed on a TD-125 (only TD-124)
4) there is a guy in Germany (good if you speak German) who can probably help you. You can find him at info@thorens.org
Yeah, I suspect you are right that it is probably a Mark I which AFAIK were all built in Germany under license.

Given the number of years since the table was built and the number of hands its been through it is impossible to know in some cases what the table originally had on it. (Mine has had a succession of SME 3009s on it, latest was a 3009 Series II which somehow just today found its way onto an SME 20/2..)
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