Sold: A Thorens TD160C in excellent condition
photo from the final assembly phase shows the underneath components. The motor board (metal plate that the motor mounts to) is damped with Dynamax. The subchassis is damped with a bituminous material that both dampens vibrations happening within the subchassis plate and also serves to stiffen the subchassis plate.
Showing the signal wires hook-up arrangement to the RCA output jack. This scheme duplicates the Thorens method of combining the arm body ground with chassis ground and soldering these to the left channel output ground at the RCA. Typically, there will be no problems of a ground hum issue with this particular layout. An additional chassis ground stud has been added for the odd case when a separate ground tag might be needed. Generally, just plug in the RCA outputs to the phono stage and you're already grounded. Use Interconnects of your choice.
Above photos: TD160 at play.
Profile views with Dustcover
Profile views without Dustcover.
View at the inside of the outer platter. Look at 11-o-clock near perimeter and in plain view are the 4 drillings from the dynamic balance session at the factory. Not all TD160 outer platters show evidence of having been dynamically balanced. This one has.
CNC precision machined clutch pulley from Audio Silente (Rome). This part duplicates the dimensions and function of the plastic clutch pulley as supplied by Thorens, only with greater precision. Instead of injection molded plastic we have lathe turned parts with much greater form in terms of roundness and size.
Above exploded assembly view of the AudioSilente aluminum clutch pulley. It assembles the same as the original Thorens Plastic pulley. The Thorens compression spring and locking collar are retained.
The heavy bottom plate is fitted with 5ea 1/4-20 thread inserts so that the owner can install the footers of his/her choice. Currently fitted are 4 heavy rubber feet secured with 1/4-20 machine screws. Three hard cones could just as easily be fitted. Owners choice.
Closeup view of the TP60 headshell. This particular specimen is in very nice cosmetic and functional condition. Note also that this headshell sells for quite a lot on the second hand market. Comes with.
Original accessories. The cartridge mounting shims and screws. And the alignment jig. An additional kit of screws in stainless steel will be supplied so that the new owner always has the correct length of screw to fit a variety of cartridges into the TP60 headshell..
Packing the ship carton
Looking inside the box with the turntable installed. Note the tonearm, less counterweight and headshell is tied to the parking post. Note also the cardboard spacer fitted under the inner driven platter. This prevents damage to the bearing thrust and also immobilizes the floating suspension.