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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #15 on: 26 February 2018, 19:08:00 »

I am in the process of turning an ultrasonic cleaning bath into a record cleaner.
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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #16 on: 26 February 2018, 19:13:29 »

I did buy the best I could afford - that Shure cartridge did hurt my wallet!
I also used distilled water plus isopropyl alcochol in the Lencolean, but the downside is that once played wet, records always need to be played wet.
Posh London HiFi shops used to offer a wet deep cleaning service for vinyl (Monks machine, as I nearly recall?) which reputedly worked well, nut the nearest shop was too far away and in any event, I couldn't afford it!
But still, I do miss my vinyl.....
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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #17 on: 26 February 2018, 19:15:41 »

I am in the process of turning an ultrasonic cleaning bath into a record cleaner.

Our posts crossed, Kevin, but that must have been how the Monks cleaner worked?

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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #18 on: 26 February 2018, 19:56:20 »

Hi Lizzy

What is your story about Thorens? Mine is very special long....



Rolf

Yes, my involvement with them goes way back to the early 1970's.  I also had a Dynatron system that was my real pride and joy, although my new husband used to prattle on about Gerrards and BSR turntables being the best, but I still preferred my Thorens and Dynatron as I just liked the sound.  Never exactly an enthusiast of turn tables. Just liked the records I played on them which I still think what counts the most! ;D ;)

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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #19 on: 26 February 2018, 20:45:04 »

Hi Lizzy

Thorens was always a dream of mine. In the late 70s i saw the Thorens Reference on the Berlin "Funkausstellung" as a young boy.

It was clear, I can never afford such a machine. So 30 years have to go through the land to meet A.J Van den Hul on Frankfurt High End Show. He said you can never realize your ideas. I can do it, i said. Next year, this place he said.

So my Reference was born. I Did it.



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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #20 on: 26 February 2018, 21:18:01 »

That is one impressive piece of engineering Rolf 8) 8) :y
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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #21 on: 26 February 2018, 21:37:02 »

Just a dream Lizzy

Some fine years, i was big in Japan...but the Asian Financial Crises 2008 destroyed everything. I lost it all. But it is never to late to restart.

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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #22 on: 26 February 2018, 22:01:45 »

Hi Lizzy

What is your story about Thorens? Mine is very special long....



Rolf

Yes, my involvement with them goes way back to the early 1970's.  I also had a Dynatron system that was my real pride and joy, although my new husband used to prattle on about Gerrards and BSR turntables being the best, but I still preferred my Thorens and Dynatron as I just liked the sound.  Never exactly an enthusiast of turn tables. Just liked the records I played on them which I still think what counts the most! ;D ;)


Do you remember  the old massed produced BSRs that were just pressed steel? When i got my factory refurbed Goldring Lenco turntable with the platter weighing 9lb it opened up a whole world of better sounds. Now over 40yrs old and still going strong. :y Not that i use it much lately as i can,t be arsed to get my vinyl down from upstairs. :-[  Maybe tomorrow. :)
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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #23 on: 27 February 2018, 09:59:47 »

I did buy the best I could afford - that Shure cartridge did hurt my wallet!
I also used distilled water plus isopropyl alcochol in the Lencolean, but the downside is that once played wet, records always need to be played wet.
Posh London HiFi shops used to offer a wet deep cleaning service for vinyl (Monks machine, as I nearly recall?) which reputedly worked well, nut the nearest shop was too far away and in any event, I couldn't afford it!
But still, I do miss my vinyl.....
Ron.

I have a Shure M91ED which was a model or two down from the V15 but very similar mechanically. Just splashed out on a Jico SAS stylus for it and it's sounding pretty good, but I also got offered a 2nd hand Benz Micro Ace L for a price I couldn't miss, and it does trounce the Shure somewhat. ;D

I never find a problem with static after cleaning records. Charity shop basket cases play like new when dry as long as there's no actual damage. So far I've been using a "Disco Antistat" with the fluid that comes with it, but I have a source of DI water and isopropanol to go in the cleaning bath when it's done. Just need to get some Ilfotol to complete the mix!

Wow Rolf - that's a very impressive looking project. :y
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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #24 on: 27 February 2018, 10:18:29 »

96Kbit MP3, that's where it's at, you know.
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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #25 on: 27 February 2018, 11:01:08 »

Hi Lizzy

What is your story about Thorens? Mine is very special long....



Rolf

Yes, my involvement with them goes way back to the early 1970's.  I also had a Dynatron system that was my real pride and joy, although my new husband used to prattle on about Gerrards and BSR turntables being the best, but I still preferred my Thorens and Dynatron as I just liked the sound.  Never exactly an enthusiast of turn tables. Just liked the records I played on them which I still think what counts the most! ;D ;)


Do you remember  the old massed produced BSRs that were just pressed steel? When i got my factory refurbed Goldring Lenco turntable with the platter weighing 9lb it opened up a whole world of better sounds. Now over 40yrs old and still going strong. :y Not that i use it much lately as i can,t be arsed to get my vinyl down from upstairs. :-[  Maybe tomorrow. :)

Yes, I think I do in the 1970's, although my ex would know far more about them than me!  BSR certainly were the major supplier of turntables back then that even I noticed. ::) ::) :D :D

Goldring certainly is the name you saw everywhere in the day :y
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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #26 on: 27 February 2018, 19:57:22 »

I need a new record player.  Budget ? two tenths of break all please.
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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #27 on: 27 February 2018, 20:49:56 »

I need a new record player.  Budget ? two tenths of break all please.

Top 11 2018 decks with a wide range of prices:

https://www.whathifi.com/best-buys/hi-fi/best-turntables
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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #28 on: 27 February 2018, 20:54:26 »

I need a new record player.  Budget ? two tenths of break all please.


Top 11 2018 decks with a wide range of prices:
https://www.whathifi.com/best-buys/hi-fi/best-turntables

Blimey, you have to pay 1,000 to get one that plays 78's!  :o :o ;D ;)

Bit different to when I bought my first 78 gramophone for 2/6d ;)
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Re: Thorens TD 320 MK III
« Reply #29 on: 27 February 2018, 20:58:27 »

Those prices are taking the wee-wee! How many Omegas could you get for 18,670?

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