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Old 15th March 2004, 08:36 PM   #1
mpm32 is offline mpm32  United States
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If I am looking for a turntable that would be a good candidate for doing some mods to, what should I be looking for?

Belt Drive?

Brands? Thorens?

Model #'s

I am looking for something that is not to expensive that I can toy with and have the end result sound better than my POS Sony linear tracking TT. Maybe even cannibalize the parts out of to DIY a plinth and platter.
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Old 15th March 2004, 08:55 PM   #2
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If you have a spare turntable for parts then looking for
any decent suspended belt drive without a lid is good.

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Old 16th March 2004, 08:41 AM   #3
Jerry T. is offline Jerry T.  Netherlands
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I don't know how much a Thorens TD160 cost in America, but mine cost about $60,-. There's a lot of info about tweaking this TT on the net, and the mods are fairly simple too.
Anyway, here's more info on what i did!

You should look for a TT that:

1. Has good bearings, check for slack and rumble.
2. Has not been modified by someone else yet.
3. Is complete, or at least has all the vital parts.

Can't think of anything else right now, but you get the picture.

Good luck on choosing a TT!

Jerry T.
Now, ain't that grand !
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Old 16th March 2004, 09:37 AM   #4
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Besides, TD like in TD160 stands for Tweakers Delight
What is beyond the speaker?
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Old 16th March 2004, 01:14 PM   #5
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The Torens TD150 is a good start for a TT project, simple and if You wish to keep original subchassis it is excellent for mounting of a good armboard.
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Old 16th March 2004, 08:03 PM   #6
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Thanks All.

I was actually inspired by Jerry T's Thorens mod post. I looked at that and said "I could probably do that and make my pos sony a paperweight"
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