April 13th, 2004,
My name is Jan de Groot from Holland and I'm a great fan of the Thorens 3xx series.I was a service engineer in 1985-1995 and had a great experience with Thorens, Luxman and B&W, later in 1995 till 2000, I was one of the designers of Sphinx High End Audio. From 2000 till know I fulfill the function of Head Technical department of a Dutch Telecom company, my hobby is designing High End Audio, like Power Stages etc.
TD-3xx series:In my opinion, the TD-3xx series is the best turntable ever built for his money. With his heavy sub-chassis and stable frame, a real masterpiece. The modified turntable TD-316 I've bought, is second hand (100€). The tone arm is a collectors item and for almost 20years in my possession. The rest is pure labor and passion for vinyl recordings. Hereby the pictures for your Thorens Gallery. These pictures are from a modified Thorens TD-316,
I've modified the following items of the turntable:
The electronic drawing in jpg format at your site is very uncomfortable to work with it.So, I redraw the technical papers of the TD-3xx. These are drawn in Protel and printed in pfd format.
I hope you like the pictures and the pdf technical drawings of the TD-3xx.
Jan de Grootjademeka@zonnet.nl