Turntable manuals. Tonearm Manuals. Electronics schematics. Phono cartridge manuals. These manuals are offered freely for private use. Feel free to copy any of these files to your computer.
These online manuals are offered in either pdf or html format. Uppermost are the pdf manuals. Scroll down the page for the html manuals.
Manuals in PDF
The following user manuals are in Adobe PDF format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to read them. Acrobat Reader is offered by Adobe as freeware and can be downloaded at the following link:
TD115 Manual in German and English (large file zipped)
TD126 MkIII User Manual in Eng/Fr/Ger
TD318 & 316 manual in Eng/Ger/Fr thanks to Ilidio Santos for this upload.
Thorens Disc-Contact vacuum platter mat manual
Note: these Linn documents below are made available for those who might modify a Thorens player with the Valhalla electronic motor controller. Uploads courtesy of Sergey Didkovsky.
TD3xx electronics schematic Courtesy of Jan de Groot (Netherlands)
ATP12_16 spec sheet (spec sheet only)
SME3009Series III info sheet No. 24 (pge 1) (pge 2) useful info for arm/cart resonance, addition of ballast, and effective mass chart of series II, II imp., series III, series IIIs, 3009-R, 3010-R, 3012-R tonearms.
Restoring An Audio Classic: The SME 3009 Series II Tonearm. By Brian Kearns
Phono Cartridge Manuals
Phono stage / Phono Preamp Manuals
Turntable Manuals in HTML
Service Manual, TD125 and TD125 MkII courtesy of Rolf Kelch Electronics
Service Manual, TD145, TD160, TD165 courtesy of Mark Siebers (AKA MAS)
Service Manual, TD316 thru TD321courtesy of Rolf Kelch Electronics
Service Manual, TD520 and TD521 courtesy of Rolf Kelch Electronics
Thorens TD 150 Mk II User Manual, html courtesy of Dave Roberts (Retro-Hi-Fi)
Supplementary Sheet, TP-62 (for MK II TD160)
Link to a Thorens TD 146 and TD 166 MK II Owners' Manual in html with excellent layout (thanks to Ron Stewart..!)
Linn LP-12 setup manual in html. Due to the similarities in design between the LP12 and certain three-spring Thorens models, the Linn manual is offered as a useful comparison.
Official Thorens parts list: Thorens Spare Part Numbers
Technics: SP10 mk II physical dimension drawings in jpg format.
Note: The above mechanical drawings were created In order to construct a custom plinth for the SP10. The factory service manual was consulted as was an actual SP10 from which measurements were taken. Thanks to JAS (webmaster) at The Vinyl Engine for his very useful help in this project. Btw, check out the library at The Vinyl Engine for an extensive selection of user manuals and service manuals for both turntables and tonearms of various different makes.
Former Thorens Product Manager now services Thorens tables at:
Rolf Kelch Electronic GmbH, Hansastrasse 1, D-77933 Lahr, Tel.:+49 - 0 7821 90740, Fax: 0 7821 42209, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , website: http://www.rolf-kelch.de/ Orders can be taken via the Fax#. He's got the entire inventory of spare parts from the old Thorens production facility at Lahr.
THORENS EXPORT COMPANY LTD
IM JUNKHOLZ 44 . CH-4303 KAISERAUGST-BASEL / SWITZERLAND
TELEPHONE: ++41(0)61 813 0336 . FAX: ++41(0)61 813 0339
Some of the PDF manuals were donated from the website link below
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