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RE: AR XA - I'm in love

I've been selling a few TT from my collection. They needed TLC and i didn't ask too much for them. haven't got the time and the energy anymore to work on them.

I found a Thorens TD160, dirty and dusty. Took it downstairs. The motor shaft had a wobble, bent axle. A few drops of oil and the motor was running OK. Cleaned the main bearing, new oil. Set it up quickly with an Ortofon Super OM 10. Hooked it up to my main stereo.

I was suprised in a positive way. Nice wide and deep stereo image. Nice relaxed presentation. They really asking silly prices these days for cleaned up Thorens TT. But they do play nice.

Then i played the same jazz record on the Thorens, and on my Sony PS-2250 DD TT. Suddenly i could hear WHAT the bass player was playing. Timing, details all the way down to the bottom register. That's the weak point of Thorens IMHO. For pop, rock, jazz i stick to DD or idler wheel drive (Lenco). Thorens is great for classical though.

"The torture never stops"

Greetings Freek.


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