thorens 160 psu

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Did you tried with Dee Cee

Hi. I have a TD145 MkII (electro-mechanically identical to any 160, except for the clumsy auto stop arm). I had been thinking on replacing the whole motor assembly with a PC floppy drive motor (beign a veteran Macintosh user, I think PeeCees should be useful for something... ).
I had been followingthis thread:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=51794&highlight=
or try
http://www.audioorigami.co.uk/FloppyDIYMotor.htm
also may I suggest
http://www.theanalogdept.com
which is user510 ´s site devoted to Thorens TTables
Hope it will be of your interest
Regards
Zoidy
 
AndrewT said:
Hi,
my TD150 had a 110v motor in it.
It was near stalling at 90vAC and would not start with 85vAC.
Your later models may be different.
I think the Linn uses a low voltage motor.


I think Linn, Thorens, Rega, Dual motors are all low voltage (90-110v), they only have different series resistor depent on input voltage.
 
stueyh said:
Thanks for the replies guys.

My only concern with dropping the volts down to 110v (and allowing the use of a geddon clone etc) is that in the instruction manual it mentions that the pulley needs changing??


You don't need to change the pulley. RPM is frequency dependent not voltage dependent. There is a dropdown resistor in front of the motor anyway, I don't think it runs on much over 110v anyway.
 
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