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Old 11th December 2003, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Thorens TD-160 Replacement Motor

Greetings!

I'm a first-time poster. I used the search function, without success, before trying this post.

I need a replacement motor for a Thorens TD-160 Mk I. I have a source who can supply a motor from a TD-165. Does anyone know whether the motors are the same for these two models?

If this is not a match, could someone suggest good places to try to find one?

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Old 11th December 2003, 10:18 AM   #2
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Default should be fine !

The TD-165 is simply a version of the TD-160 supplied
with a fitted Thorens arm, the TD-160 came without arm.

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Old 11th December 2003, 04:25 PM   #3
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Are you sure?
My TD160 came with an arm.

You only have to check the voltage. The TD160Mk1 motor works with almost 100V, and I think Thorens have low voltage motors in not so old tts.
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Old 11th December 2003, 05:46 PM   #4
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I think your right, it was the TD-166 that came without an arm.
But they are all versions of the same basics.

You are also right about later thorens models using a low voltage
motor with a wall wart, but I think the 165 is quite an old model.

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Old 12th December 2003, 05:33 AM   #5
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Thank you for the replies about the Thorens TD-160 motor. I will buy the used TD-165 motor to replace it.
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Old 12th December 2003, 06:10 AM   #6
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Default You can do it better

I strongly recomend you to buy a low voltage motor (like a one of the last thorens models) and build a power supply. Easy and cheap with good results.
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Old 15th December 2003, 01:15 AM   #7
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Default Re: You can do it better

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I strongly recomend you to buy a low voltage motor (like a one of the last thorens models) and build a power supply. Easy and cheap with good results.

I definitely like this idea. Is there a web site with plans and parts sources, or should I look in the diyAudio archives?

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Old 15th December 2003, 06:35 AM   #8
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I started a thread some time ago, "change in frequency mains" and you have all the info there. Check it, and please let me know your questions, as I have gone through this with success.
You can also start searching for the motor.
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Are you sure?
My TD160 came with an arm.

You only have to check the voltage. The TD160Mk1 motor works with almost 100V, and I think Thorens have low voltage motors in not so old tts.
There were several TD160 types. The TD160Super came without an arm (and a heavier chassis)

See http://www.theanalogdept.com/index.html
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Old 15th January 2004, 07:58 PM   #10
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Lately, I've been thinking how to improve the power supply, and maybe I can improve the load the LM3886 sees, as the motor is a 10K load. After all, by the trannie I can adapt the impedance seen by the amp, is not difficult, and as I can build my own transformers I can customize every turn to get the LM work with the optimus 8 Ohm . Besides, all the very high frecuency can be erased by the trannie. I haven't studied yet the "on earth" problems that an output transformer can have feeding another winding.

Nice site, the analog dept. 10
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