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Welcome to:

The Analog Dept.

The focus at this website is to provide useful information freely to audiophiles interested in the hardware that plays the vinyl Lp.

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commentary, opinions, ideas and perspective

What's New:

Photos of the non-ferrous platter

of the TD124 and mkII

Slate plinths for the Garrard  from Italy

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Zeta Tonearm on the TD124

Review: Verus Motor Upgrade for the Teres

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A reader in Italy repairs his TD160 motor!

 A Papst in a Thorens?

New Acquisition: One Lot of Misc NOS Thorens Parts

Thorens Reference #34 is resurrected


Menu on left to find the various "Departments" here at The Analog Dept......or just scroll down the page

2pt_1.GIF (90061 bytes) Tonearm Cartridge Alignment FAQ    An illustrated definition of terms.

Thorens owners and service manuals.  Most models covered.  Free.  Copy to your hard drive.

  Plinth builder's Gallery: A photo gallery of custom bases and surrounds for high-end record players. Both commercial and ameteur (diy) examples are included. All photos are sent in by their authors.

 Articles and Reviews

A Papst in a Thorens?

Notes On 1/4-Inch Open Reel Audio Tape: part 1  By Steve Clarke

Restoring an Audio Classic; The SME 3009 Series II Tonearm By Brian Kearns

VSAC '08 By Steve Clarke

Simon's Garrard 301 Story by Simon Smith (AKA The Open Mind)

An holistic approach to home audio By Stefano Bertoncello

MC Step Up Transformers, Part 1  By Steve Clarke

DSC_2690.jpg (67008 bytes) Tuning Arms and Carts

Article and review: Universal Arc Protractor  by Brian Kearns.  Printable and free.

Review: Boston Audio Design Mat 1, by Jonathan Noble ---

 TD124 Project Page, by Steve Clarke

Products for sale by The Analog Dept:

 DSC_3598a.jpg (210890 bytes) New inventory of NOS Thorens parts....(more info to come)

  Gunmetal Bronze bearing caps for the TD124

Cartridge mounting fasteners (stainless steel)

.....and there will be more products coming.



Free LP database Software for that vast LP collection you're hoarding.  Link here, it's free..

Systems Dept.    .......a photo gallery of audio systems that play vinyl from around the world. Some are expensive, some are more interesting than they are costly and all are very much worth a look.  It's just too bad we can't take a 'listen' as well.

The Idler Drives

Article for Garrard Interest:  Diy'ing A Time Machine, J. Noble

Garrard Gallery: A photo gallery of the professional grade Garrards sent in from owners all over the world.

    The Thorens Dept.       Featuring popular "Vintage" Thorens turntables, including extensive 'inside-the-box' photo outlays, maintenance, tuning and tweaking information, parts lists, magazine articles and advertising literature from 'the day'.

TD124 Dept.   a page dedicated to the best turntable Thorens ever manufactured in number.


new TD124 book (revised 2nd ed.)  Status: Now Available

  click link for more info


----------- I buy used Thorens, AR, Garrard and Technics SP10 Record players.---------------

For more info contact: webmaster@theanalogdept.com

Thorens Photo Gallery.   

A photo gallery of Thorens turntables. Photos are sent in by their owners from around the globe.  If music is the universal language, then these Thorens must be the universal medium music is played on.

Thorens owners and service manuals.  Most models covered.  Free.  Copy to your hard drive.

Turntable Suspension Tuning   Tim Bailey shows us how to tune a suspended turntable the right way.

More Suspension Tuning with plenty of graphics  ...and movies too. An addition to Tim's tutorial. This page describes it with more pictures.

Tonearm Cartridge Alignment FAQ    An illustrated definition of terms.

What's Under Your Turntable?  a photo gallery of TT support systems 

 SME Dept.  Look at all the bits and pieces then see it reassembled.


Interesting Vinyl  

Decoding UK EMI Parlophones 

plus other interesting labels and finds.

Do It Yourself Dept.  

scratch built turntables, wall racks, armboards, shelves, platter mats....and a Thorens jig...;^)

Getting rid of Static

 Platter mats are easy to make

Armboards, fitting an SME3009 Improved to a TD160  

Tweaking a TD160... Here are a few ideas that work well and are easy to do.

Tweaking a TD150 Mk II. (getting much more serious)

JJ Jimmink's diy TT uses a Teres platter bearing...more

Build your own Wall bracket for your turntable

Microscopic Views   big pictures of little phono cartridge parts.

Speaker cables you make from 14 gage Home Depot outdoor extension cord.

 some DIY cable lift ideas that are cheap to make

 Teres Dept. 

Analog Links Page


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