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Gaaaaaaahhhhh.... the suspense is killing me. I'm eagerly awaiting delivery of my TD-145 biggrin.gif

 

 

Waiting is the fun!

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My first table!

 

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Look what showed up on my doorstep today... biggrin.gif

 

 

700

 

700

 

700

 

Needs a little cleaning (edit: and a new belt), but it sounds incredible


Edited by calipilot227 - 8/14/12 at 9:56pm
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Looks very nice. Congrats!

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Looks very nice. Congrats!

 

Thanks! smily_headphones1.gif Sounds like this arm is a better match for the M97 than the PL-518, to my ears. Next step is hopefully a Grado Reference Platinum (when the money supply allows it, of course).

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What do you hear that makes it better?

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What do you hear that makes it better?

 

Sound is much more open. Switching the cart to the PL-518 almost sounds muddy by comparison (although the difference isn't huge, but it's noticeable). It just seems like the lower-mass of the Thorens tonearm really makes the M97 come alive.

 

edit: Note to self: don't attempt written communication without your morning coffee


Edited by calipilot227 - 8/15/12 at 3:37pm
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Sound is much more open. Switching the cart to the PL-518 almost sounds muddy by comparison (although the difference isn't huge, but it's noticeable). It just seems like the lower-mass of the Thorens tonearm really makes the M97 come alive.

 

edit: Note to self: don't attempt written communication without your morning coffee


Cool, I'm glad to hear you like it and it was a step up for you! Enjoy!

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Created a Thorens appreciation thread for anyone who's interested. Here's the link: http://www.head-fi.org/t/623040/the-thorens-appreciation-thread

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Thanks! smily_headphones1.gif Sounds like this arm is a better match for the M97 than the PL-518, to my ears. Next step is hopefully a Grado Reference Platinum (when the money supply allows it, of course).

If you can't afford the Platinum, the Sonata is still pretty good.  That's what I have on my table.  Haven't heard the Platinum to compare though, but the Sonata has a very rich, lush sound.

 

Edit: My mistake.  My the word "platinum", I just assumed it was above the Sonata!  Anyhow, if the Sonata sounds great, I'm sure the Platinum sounds good as well.  The reviews I read on the platinum in the past were all good.


Edited by jsplice - 8/16/12 at 9:43am
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Well, I didn't know where to post this, but if need be, I'll make a thread.

 

Just a few moments ago I was setting up to rip a 45 I bought new and have never played before. Everything was swell until the stylus was lowering, but I accidentally had it right off the record, resulting in it dropping into the felt mat for a second. Right after that, it jumped up onto the edge of the record before I pulled it up.

 

Do you think any damage was done? To my eye (without magnification, which really doesn't help) the stylus looks fine, but I want to be sure before I go ruining my beloved vinyl. I played a record I don't care about much, and it sounded fine...
 


Edited by ImitationOfLife - 8/16/12 at 12:51pm
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You should be fine. Just make sure the cantilever and suspension are still fine. If it's sagging or loose, you may want to replace the stylus. Get a jewelers loupe at least and see if the tip is OK. I've had something similar happen to me but the stylus was just fine. :)

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You should be fine. Just make sure the cantilever and suspension are still fine. If it's sagging or loose, you may want to replace the stylus. Get a jewelers loupe at least and see if the tip is OK. I've had something similar happen to me but the stylus was just fine. :)


Thank you.

 

Suspension and cantilever both are fine, nothing different than before. Just searching for something to check out the tip with now...

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My Music Hall MMF-7 The day I got it

 

Loud and obnoxious in Hi-Fi

 

What I have to say about MP3 formatting

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