Welcome to: The Analog Dept.
The Analog Dept. (TAD)
The focus at this website is to provide useful information freely to audiophiles interested in the hardware that plays the vinyl Lp.
Littering the web since 2002
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 here. Below, the site map begins and you are now at The Analog Department. Welcome.
It's August 2020:
From the Idler Drives Gallery:
The ELAC MIRACORD 40......Another classic idler from the collection of Szymon Szaniawski in Poland. (LINK)
For Sale Ads:
left: a standard Hood from Ferruccio
For the Thorens TD124: The XL Hood
For the Thorens TD124: The Asymmetric Hood by Ferruccio
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:
Turntable photo galleries. All photos sent in by their owners.
Garrard Gallery models: 301 and 401
Lenco Gallery photos of all Lenco turntable models sent in by their owners.
SP10 Gallery The SP10 Gallery includes the Technics turntable models; SP10, SP10 mkII, SP10 mkIIa, SP10 mkIII, and the upcoming SP10R
Readers send in photos of their listening room and sound systems. The 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. Others represent years of evolution. And they are all works in progress.
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
The Idler Drives (not finished but with photos)
This page is for those crafty folks who want to build some of their own bits and pieces.
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 some that I have lusted for.
Decoding UK EMI Parlophones, plus other interesting labels and finds.
Teres (now history)
A high end turntable from Teres Audio
A history of maintenance and tweaks
a few examples of the content:
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.
Analog Links Page Links to sites found to be useful
Analog Classifieds ..... Otherwise known as The 'Stuff for Sale' Dept.
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
For more info contact: [email protected]
Webmaster: Steve Clarke
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This page was last updated on 08/09/20.
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