The Analog Dept.
The focus at this website is to provide useful information freely to audiophiles interested in the hardware that plays the vinyl Lp.
How to navigate this site:
This site is organized by departments which, hopefully, are self explanatory by their link names. The home page (you are there now) functions as a site map and as a portal from which to delve further into the content within this website. Just below, the site map begins and you are now at The Analog Department. Enjoy your visit.
TAD Table of Contents
Turntable manuals and tonearm manuals in pdf and html format.
(Mostly Thorens content, some SME, one Otari R2R set of manuals) Copy free to your hard drive.
(answers to frequently asked questions)
A visual reference and definition of commonly used terms in tonearm alignment including
An extensive collection of Thorens information
Thorens Detail pictures: Taking a close look inside the box.
Thorens Maintenance pages:
Tweaking your Thorens:
The Thorens Gallery: A photo gallery of the many different Thorens turntable models.
All photos were sent in by their owners. Do we have your Thorens in the gallery? Maybe we should.
models: 301 and 401 (owner photos)
The Lenco Gallery
The SP10 Gallery
Readers send in photos of their listening room and sound systems. One main requirement is that the system must play vinyl. Some of these systems are very expensive, others are ingenious in their DIY build qualities.
Plinth builder's Gallery: A photo gallery of custom bases and surrounds for high-end record players. Both commercial and ameteur (diy) examples are included. All photos are sent in by their authors.
What's Under Your Turntable? a photo gallery of TT support systems
This page is for those crafty folks who want to build some of their own bits and pieces.
DIY Record Players
Turntable Concept Drawings
DIY Platter Mats: make your own platter mats here are some ideas.
Tweaks page. Improving a TD160 simple mods that make dramatic improvements
Tweaking a TD160 ala Rolf Kelch: Advanced techniques.
Shelves, platforms and plinths by Bushman: Advanced techniques.
Shelves and platforms by user510: some simple frame building, and some not so simple, to support your turntable.
Many, many photos of Lps I've encountered and lusted for.
Decoding UK EMI Parlophones
plus other interesting labels and finds.
A high end turntable from Teres Audio
maintenance and tweaks
a few examples:
Detail photos of SME 3009 and 3012 tonearms assembled and disassembled.
Restoring an Audio Classic by Brian Kearns
For SME owners manuals refer to the manuals page.
Web Log commentary, opinions, ideas and perspective, navel gazing and misc. ramblings.
Misc Photo: photos, not necessarily in line with the subject matter of the rest of the site. Here I exercise my interests in photography.
I buy used Thorens, AR, Garrard and Technics SP10 Record players
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Webmaster: Steve Clarke
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This page was last updated on 08/09/15.
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