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groovegrunge
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Opinions on the Thorens TD 190-2

Hello All,

     I am looking to replace my aging Denon DP-47F and I am considering the Thorens TD190-2. What I wish to do is replace my DP-47F and transfer my Ortofon 2M Red to the Thorens TD-190-2.

    If anybody on this forum has experience with the TD 190-2 (either good or bad) please share that experience with me.  Even suggestions for alternatives at the TD190-2 price range would be appreciated.

    The turntable appears to have an overwhelming amount of choices these days and I am finding very difficult to decide on an replace/upgrade to DP-47F.

 

 

Thanks All.

 

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Changing cartridges on Thorens TD190-2

It's an old post, but a good topic. The Thorens 190-2 uses a tonearm which is quite good for even the best cartridges because it has a removable headshell. This is something all turntables should have, but too many depend on using a single piece arm to save money and no other reason, so don't argue the point. It only takes a few minutes to change the cart off the TT. It should have an overhang adjustment tool, but if it doesn't, make a permanent mark on the headshell where the needle is located on the factory mounted cartridge. It will save you much grief in the future.

Kal Rubinson
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But I have to argue the point

But I have to argue the point! The other reason for a fixed headshell is increased rigidity and elimination of additional contacts.

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Same old, same old

I've owned them for over 30 years, and they have never been misaligned or failed to contact perfectly. Why don't you make an argument that's valid.

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You made an unnecessary

You made an unnecessary challenging statement which, imho, demanded a response. "So don't argue the point."

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