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Useful Info links: 

http://www.dailyaudiophile.com A website that offers Links to news, reviews, and articles related to high fidelity audio equipment.  (Recommended!)

http://www.soundfountain.com/amb/amb.html Audio and music bulletin written by Rudolf A. Bruil, Amsterdam

W/JAAS, Western/Japanese Audio Appreciation Society

http://www.twogoodears.blogspot.com Stefano Bertoncello's blog  

Hi Fi Heroin: Dave Slagle's blog where " New School Ideas Meet Old School Junk" 

http://www.jelabs.blogspot.com  JE Labs. Thorens TD124, Garrard 301, homebrew S.E.T. Tubes, horns and transformers plus much much more Information.  recommended.


Dr. James B. Calvert  A valuable reference and resource for the 'technically - tilted' audiophile.

Insidetechknow.com A directory of engineering and sciences community websites.

http://www.eeweb.com/toolbox/calculator   eCalc  -  online scientific calculator with integrated unit converter

Baerwald-LofgrenB.xls  A tonearm alignment spreadsheet for Microsoft Excel written by John Elison (highly recommended) Go ahead and copy this to your hard drive for future use.  File size: 551kb.  If Excel is installed on your computer, the file can be executed from here by clicking on it.  

http://www.MinusK.com A company specializing in Vibration Isolation, including sub 1-hz audio component platforms.. 


Forums with analog content: (what's in my bookmarks list)

Audionirvana.org (You've Finally Found Audionirvana!)  A forum site centered around high-end audio.  Much useful civilized audio discourse throughout its many different forum categories. (I like this one!)

http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/vinyl/bbs.html  a recommended message board for discussions about vinyl and the gear that plays it.  A  place for newbies to get familiar with the subject. But with the following caveat: Enthusiastic newbies occasionally offer misleading advice to other newbies at the forum. Wear your BS filter while there and be sure to check the vast forum archives for reference information before posting any questions.

Diy Audio: A place to learn and build audio stuff. 

Audiokarma There is much discussion to do with the various models of Thorens turntables within the 'turntable' forum.  Good stuff.

Lenco Heaven

Vinyl Engine

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/ Discussion forums with expertise on discography and labelography



Vinyl, microscopy:

http://micrographia.com/projec/projapps/viny/viny0000.htm  "The Microscopy of Vinyl Recordings"


Professional Audio Transfer:

Lp to CD - Shaw Sounds- Audio Transfer Services (UK)


Vinyl, labelography and/or discography:

http://www.shadeddog.com  a discography and community site for fans and collectors of RCA Living Stereo classical records

http://www.deaddisc.com/index.html discographies for The Grateful Dead and other SF Bay area rock groups including: Big Brother And The Holding Company, Cold Blood, Country Joe & The Fish, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, etc....many groups covered.

http://www.allmusic.com/ AMG All Music Guide, extensive database of recorded music. Want info an a particular album...? This database will offer the story of the albums creation.  All genre's covered.

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/ Discussion forums with expertise on discography and labelography

http://www.bsnpubs.com/discog.html discographies for many different record labels

http://microgroove.jp/mercury/  Mercury Records labelography site

Equipment Reviews Online:

dagogo Constantine Soo's dagogo. Audio news, equipment reviews, event reports, etc.

positive-feedback - equipment reviews

ToneAudio: online magazine. News, reviews. 

The Absolute Sound: in print audiophile magazine is "online" as well.

Stereophile: in print audiophile magazine is "online" as well.

Analog Planet Michael Fremer's analog page.  Everything vinyl.  Extensive equipment reviews, album reviews, analog tips and "ask mikey".


http://www.tnt-audio.com/int.html audio hardware reviews and diy tutorials in English and Italian.

The Analog Dept. Component Reviews 


Soundstage! HI-FI  UK based audio online magazine, equipment reviews, opinions & articles

Part Time Audiophile  equipment reviews, reports and articles and audiophile stories.


Online classifieds and auctions for audio gear:

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/  A Canadian based free online classifieds site that serves exclusively Canadians. Canada's Largest Online Hi-Fi/Audio Classifieds Site"


Second - hand HiFi buying guide offered by TNT - Audio

http://www.audiogon.com/  auction site for used high end audio components. Hang on to your shirt.

http://www.audioasylum.com/  extensive discussion lists all things audio, classifieds are free to the registered.

FM Tuner links:




Thorens Links:

You are there: The Analog Dept.com :-)


http://www.thorens.com Current Thorens headquarters


North American Distributor for Thorens products

Rutherford Audio Inc.

12649 East Caley Avenue, Unit 116

Cenentennial, Colorado 80111

email: info@rutherfordaudio.com

web:  http://www.rutherfordaudio.com


Rutherford Audio also sells official Thorens replacement belts from their website at this link:





Q Audio: http://www.qaudio.com, has genuine Thorens replacement belts with the Thorens Logo.    I have not yet purchased from this vendor  but this vendor has been an authorized Thorens dealer for several decades. 

http://www.analogue-classics.com/ English language site, written by  Holger Trass in Germany, with info on many collectible Thorens turntables.  Also an excellent resource on classic SME tonearms.  Highly recommended.

http://www.stefanopasini.it/images/Thor1215.pdf an informative Thorens history article by Stefano Pasini. (highly recommended)

http://www.soundfountain.com/amb/td124page.html an informative and very useful page for the TD124.  There is also some information on other Thorens models which the site author rates in terms of 2nd hand value and quality.

http://www.audioinvest.no/thorens/index6.htm  Free support and information site for the brands Luxman, dbx, and Fidelity Research, including Thorens, Dual, Denon.....................

Gramophone Links:

http://www.electricgramophone.nl/ (collection, main)

http://www.electricgramophone.nl/thorens/thorens.html  (Thorens)


Thorens Music Box links:

Note: This site is about the record players.....mainly those that were produced from the TD124 and later.  However I do get emails from individuals seeking information about Thorens music boxes.  It is important to note that the company founder, Hermann Thorens began the business in the 19th century  making music boxes and the spring motors that powered them.  So far I have only the one link, but I will add links as they become known to me.

http://www.thorensad30.com/ This site discusses the Thorens 4-1/2 inch metal disc players made by Thorens from the late 1800's up to 1986 when the mechanical music box portion of the Thorens business was taken over by Reuge SA, also in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland.  

At The Music Box Repair Center Unlimited, The proprietor, Don Caine would like to mention that he does stock all replacement parts for the Thorens AD30  4-1/2 inch players as well as over 180 different tune selections for those machines..... For more info, http://www.musicboxrepaircenter.com



Garrard Links:

http://www.perfectsound.co.uk Spare parts and refurbishment service for Garrard 301 - 401

Transcrubbers: No. 6435, by J.D.

http://www.loricraft.com/index.html   Loricraft Audio has been the acknowledged leader in the the servicing and sale of restored classic Garrard 301 and 401 turntables since the 1980s.  It also manufactures professional quality vinyl record cleaning equipment, the acclaimed, new, Garrard 501 reference turntable, high end amplification and mains control equipment.


Turntable supply links:

Zu Audio for a phono cartridges and phono cables (noted for a very interesting and effective upgrade to the venerable Denon DL 103 and DL 103R low output MC cartridges)

http://www.thorens.com the Thorens factory website for the reformed Thorens Export Co. in Switzerland.

Paleophonies A Thorens dealer in Paris, France .  Interesting shop, items listed include antique grammophones, vintage radios, reel to reel tape recorders.  For  Thorens restorers, he sells original Thorens drive belts for most of the older models.  (hint.  this website is in both English and French language versions.  Just click on the appropriate flag at the top of the page.)


Q Audio: http://www.qaudio.com, has genuine new Thorens replacement belts with the Thorens Logo and new Thorens dust covers for both new and older models. 


Styli suppliers:

http://www.styli.co.nz/, info@styli.co.nz , online record needle store - we ship worldwide






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