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Old 13th March 2004, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Finished modifying Thorens TD 160!

Just finished modifying my Thorens TD160.

This is what i've done:

1 - New plinth made of propper wood
2 - New bottomplate made of 15mm MDF
3 - Dampened the chassis
4 - Dampened the Subcahassis
5 - Placed seperate Ground connection
6 - Placed new cinch sockets
7 - Placed new power socket
8 - Placed new armsupport
9 - Cleaned all bearings and oiled them with teflon
10 - Made a stabilizer
11 - Placed dustbuster
12 - Set and adjusted everything

Anything else i can do?
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Old 13th March 2004, 02:06 PM   #2
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looks like a nice job !

I'd consign your "dust bug" to the dustbin and get a carbon fibre brush.

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Old 13th March 2004, 02:09 PM   #3
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Absolutely beautiful work.
The only thing I can suggest is that you send it to me (just kidding).
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Old 13th March 2004, 02:26 PM   #4
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looks like a nice job !

I'd consign your "dust bug" to the dustbin and get a carbon fibre brush.

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I"ll think about it.
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Old 13th March 2004, 08:14 PM   #5
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I am envious, I wish I could build a new plinth like that for my table.

Now go listen to lots of music.

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Old 13th March 2004, 10:59 PM   #6
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Beautifull work!
One mod that i have found to work good on Thorens decks from TD 150 and on is to fill inner platter wiyh a polyurethane potting compund. 3M has a good product sold in 250g pack. This works wonders for resolution in the bottom end as all ringing in the platter dissapeares. Do this in a well ventilated area!!!
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Old 13th March 2004, 11:11 PM   #7
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I am envious, I wish I could build a new plinth like that for my table.

Now go listen to lots of music.

Nice work
I will I bought about 40 records in the last 2 weeks.


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Beautifull work!
One mod that i have found to work good on Thorens decks from TD 150 and on is to fill inner platter wiyh a polyurethane potting compund. 3M has a good product sold in 250g pack. This works wonders for resolution in the bottom end as all ringing in the platter dissapeares. Do this in a well ventilated area!!!
Is that mod just for the inner platter, how about the outer platter?
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Old 13th March 2004, 11:29 PM   #8
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I only do the inner, then You only have to cover (tape) the three keyhole type holes and fill the platter up. One 250g pack is enough, leaves about 3mm to the bottom edge, take care not to get any polyurethane on the shaft. The outer dont have space for that much internal damping as You need the pulley etc to have free way. I tried to do an inner rim inside the outer platter from birch veneer, glued onto inside with 10mm clearing to inner edge of platter and filled space in between with polyurethane, took 2 packs, felt like i didnt get a really good balance and not better than only inner platter damped.
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Old 14th March 2004, 09:54 AM   #9
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Is it possible to fill it with MDF, or a piece of Aluminium?
I can make a perfect fitting piece of material, and glue it in.
I can even make something for the outer platter.
What kind of material would you suggest?

There's only one question that keeps comin' up in my mind. Doesn't this all get a bit too heavy for the bearing?
The stabilizer allready weighs 500 grams.
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I can even make something for the outer platter.
Careful with the outer platter or may lose the balance. The polyurethane idea seems very good.

Just curious: when doing the mods did you listen to each step separately? I am not so certain about damping the subchasis; it may easily get overdone and result very 'dead' sound.

The logical step now should be to do something about the arm. A diy arm drastically improving upon the original should not be difficult.
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