Cartridge for Thorens TD-160 MK1 ?
I have just purchased a vintage Thorens TD 160. It is equipped with a Shure M91ED cartridge. The deck is in I would estimate a 9/10 condition given its age. The deck is all stock, no mods.
I am pretty happy with the sound of the cartridge, especially considering it is not new either. I have not checked the cartridge alignment myself, but the seller told me he aligned it and he has plenty of experience with Thorens.
I have adjusted the tracking force to 1.25G using my digital scale.
However, if I were to upgrade to a new cartridge, any tips? It has the TP16 tonearm, and original headshell so I would prefer to stick with a cartridge designed to mount with the screws up under the underside. Not interested in trying to mount a cartridge that would require tweaking for it to mount.
Thanks for any help. This is my first foray into a vintage deck, and enjoying it a lot so far.
PS - Right now I am burning some vinyl onto my PC hard drive using Roxio. My deck connects through a Lehmann Audio Back Cube phonostage into my NAD C372, and then analog out into my PC soundcard. Works very well with some great sounding digital files that retain a lot of the analog magic.