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Old 06-15-2019, 08:22 PM
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Default The Thorens TD125MkII gets a new arm

I have been running a Magnapan Unitrack 1 arm on the TD125MKII with solid results, but since changing out the arm on the main table I thought I might as well mount the ClearAudio Verify CF arm / Shelter 501 II LOMC cartridge combo on theTD125 MkII.

The Verify CF is a magnetically suspended arm on a string and the combo was very good on the ClearAudio Solution table. I will say this arm and cartridge sound very good on the Thorens, but it is a very touchy pairing due to the Thorens being a suspended table and the design of the tonearm.

The other issue to deal with is the cable is direct and comes out of the body of the arm above the armboard, so I will either need to cut a slot in the armboard and feed it through the plinth and out the bottom or cut the dustcover to accommodate it's exit above the Arm Board. The other issue is the Anti-Skate control is on the bottom of the mounting post so I will have to cut a Sizable Hole in the Baseboard to allow adjustment.
Oh well think I will listen for a while and figure the rest out later!

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Jim - perhaps you could use the VPI junction box as they use a similar wiring arrangement for their arms.
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Jim - perhaps you could use the VPI junction box as they use a similar wiring arrangement for their arms.
Thanks. I will take a look but I will still need to get the cable to it and I do like the idea of direct continuous wire from cartridge lead to preamp.
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Main Rig > Audio Research LS17SE - MS Phonomena II (mono Arm), Phonomena II+ (stereo Arm) updated Aragon 4004 MkII(2) (Bass panels, and Subs), Quicksilver M60 MonoBlocks (EL34L Blue bottle) (midrange panels) Quicksilver Mini Mono Blocks (Svetlana EL34) (Ribbons) Beringer DCX2496 (analog outputs/power supply upgrades by Selectronic of France) - NHT X1 Crossovers, Clearaudio Solution w/Master Solution upgrades/Audiomods Series 5/ZYX R100 Yatra, Jelco 750L/Audio Technica AT33Mono Limited Edition, Sony SCD-XA5400ES SACD, Teac A4300 R2R, Dell Laptop w/Meridian Explorer DAC, Maple Framed Magnepan MGIIIa(tri-amped), NHT W2 Sub(2)
Vintage > Yamaha C70 preamp, Yamaha T70 Tuner, Acurus A200, Modified Thorens TD160/Project 9CC/Ebony nude Denon DL103, Thorens TD125MkII/ClearAudio Verify CF/Shelter 501 II, Marantz SA8003 SACD, Yamaha NS690 MkI
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